The Fate of Ideals in the Real World: A Long View on Philip Selznick’s Classic on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

International Journal of Project Management, 36(2), 385–395. Dr. Atif traces the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—one of the most formidable megaproject building enterprises in the US history.

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Location Decisions of Large Firms: Analysing the Procurement of Infrastructure.

Journal of Economic Geography 13 (5): 823–44.

How do large companies such as the Fortune 500 buy infrastructure (e.g. electricity, gas or rail)? Read about how big firms such as Coca Cola or ThyssenKrupp secure long-term supply of critical inputs.

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See Dr. Atif’s paper on how population movements impact the economics of megaprojects in “Fluid Populations, Immobile Assets: Synchronising Infrastructure Investments with Shifting Demography.”

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Cambridge University Press publishes Dr Atif’s research on, “Scaling Clean Energy for Data Centres”

Drawing on examples from hyper-scale datacentres from around the world and inparticular Facebook’s innovations in datacentre building. The research was published In Search of Good Energy Policy (Cambridge Studies on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance, pp. 202-223).

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Dr. Atif’s paper with Latrubesse et al., “Damming Nature: The Dark Future of Amazon Rivers”

Nature, 546(7658), 363–369. Nature is the world’s top scientific journal and one of the most difficult outlets in which to publish. The paper develops a novel index to track the environmental impacts of megaprojects such as large dams.

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Should We Build More Large Dams? The Actual Costs of Mega-Dam Development.

Energy Policy 69: 43–56. Dr. Atif’s series of papers on dam megaprojects are highly impactful, cited widely among scholars, decisionmakers, and the media. Using data on the cost and time outcomes, these papers also advanced innovative data science methods in the field of megaprojects.

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