The Three Gorges Dam: Expert Opinions Matter

15 November 2016
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The Three Gorges Dam is considered by some to be a wonder of the world. While that’s up for much debate, what it is for sure, is the largest hydroelectric dam of the world. It spans the third longest river, the Yangtze River, in the Hubei province of China. Known as China’s most ambitious project since the Great Wall, the TGD has had its fair share of financial, environmental and human-rights issues. The lesson in this story is clear: expert opinions matter. And with projects that are this substantial in nature, the input of subject matter experts need to be […]

The Montreal Mirabel Airport: When a piece of the project plan is missing

12 October 2015
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What was announced in 1969 to be the project of the 21st Century by then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, ended up being known as Canada’s biggest white elephant. It was a project that faced many obstacles from the start. Starting with the Liberal government of Trudeau choosing the location of the airport, 55km from northwest downtown Montreal, against the wishes of Quebec. The province had their eyes set on a site south of the St. Lawrence River. In turn, they refused to complete road and transit systems to the airport. This is arguably the fall of what may have made the […]