Stakeholder collaboration in sustainable neighborhood projects—A review and research agenda

Hasan A.M. Hamdan*, Poul Houman Andersen, Luitzen de Boer

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Sustainable neighborhood (SN) projects are crucial to alleviate the poor performance in energy consumption and carbon emissions of built environments. However, with several additional interests and priorities relating to sustainability, the job of finding common ground in collaboration becomes more complex compared to conventional housing and neighborhood projects. Moreover, the type of stakeholders involved and the issues they are concerned with change as the project develops. This paper offers a comprehensive overview of empirical-based research found in the intersection between stakeholder collaboration and sustainable neighborhood projects. Our comprehensive systematic review of the past 20 years’ extant literature revealed 20 main themes impacting stakeholder collaboration spread over the stages of project development. Building on the various themes, we summarized several factors that support collaboration capacity in SN projects, and that can ultimately lead to different trajectories for sustainability outcomes over time. Furthermore, the review revealed several potential avenues for research, which may help improve our understanding of the mechanics and interaction of stakeholder involvement in SN projects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102776
JournalSustainable Cities and Society
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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  • Project development
  • Stakeholder collaboration
  • Sustainable neighborhoods
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Systematic literature review


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