Impact Assessment: Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges (2nd Revised edition)

Impact Assessment: Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges (2nd Revised edition)

By: David P. Lawrence (author)Hardback

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Taking a problem-oriented approach, Environmental Impact Assessment provides an in-depth, practical, and comprehensive guide for designing and implementing effective Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes. Easily adaptable for application in other jurisdictions, this thoroughly updated second edition addresses a much broader range of practice-related problems, issues, and challenges in EIA. The text also includes a new set of practice-based stories to provide a real-world context for the conceptual and applied analyses. End-of-chapter checklists provide a handy tool for structuring the design and evaluation of EIA processes and documents.

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About Author

DAVID P. LAWRENCE, PhD, is an Impact Assessment Specialist with more than thirty-five years of experience in study design, impact analysis, alternatives evaluation, social impact assessment, cumulative effects assessment, and sustainability. He has undertaken numerous applied impact assessment research studies, published extensively, and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contents

Preface ix 1. Introduction 1 1.1 Highlights 1 1.2 A Not So Hypothetical Scenario 1 1.3 The Basics 5 1.4 A Structure 12 1.5 A Strategy 16 1.6 A Road Map 19 1.7 Summing Up 20 2. Conventional IA Processes 22 2.1 Highlights 22 2.2 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 22 2.3 Conventional EIA Choices 23 2.4 Choices for Other IATypes 34 2.5 Contemporary Challenge SEA Good Practice Guidance 46 2.6 Summing Up 49 3. How to Make IAs More Influential 52 3.1 Highlights 52 3.2 Insights from Practice 52 3.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 56 3.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 62 3.5 Instituting an Influential IA Process 75 3.6 Contemporary Challenge IA Influence Good Practice Guidance 84 3.7 Summing Up 84 4. How to Make IAs More Rigorous 91 4.1 Highlights 91 4.2 Insights from Practice 91 4.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 94 4.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 94 4.5 Instituting a Rigorous IA Process 100 4.6 Contemporary Challenge Good Practice IA Follow-up 111 4.7 Summing Up 114 5. How to Make IAs More Rational 116 5.1 Highlights 116 5.2 Insights from Practice 116 5.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 119 5.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 121 5.5 Instituting a Rational IA Process 129 5.6 Contemporary Challenge Siting Locally Unwanted Land Uses 139 5.7 Summing Up 148 6. How to Make IAs More Substantive 150 6.1 Highlights 150 6.2 Insights from Practice 150 6.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 153 6.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 156 6.5 Instituting a Substantive IA Process 169 6.6 Contemporary Challenge Horizontal IA Integration 179 6.7 Summing Up 183 7. How to Make IAs More Practical 186 7.1 Highlights 186 7.2 Insights from Practice 186 7.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 190 7.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 194 7.5 Instituting a Practical IA Process 213 7.6 Contempory Challenge CEA Good Practice 222 7.7 Summing Up 225 8. How to Make IAs More Democratic 227 8.1 Highlights 227 8.2 Insights from Practice 227 8.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 230 8.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 233 8.5 Instituting a Democratic IA Process 244 8.6 Contemporary Challenge Multijurisdictional IA 252 8.7 Summing Up 258 9. How to Make IAs More Collaborative 261 9.1 Highlights 261 9.2 Insights from Practice 261 9.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 264 9.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 269 9.5 Instituting a Collaborative IA Process 299 9.6 Contemporary Challenge IA Capacity Building 308 9.7 Summing Up 312 10. How to Make IAs More Ethical 315 10.1 Highlights 315 10.2 Insights from Practice 315 10.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 318 10.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 319 10.5 Instituting an Ethical IA Process 330 10.6 Contemporary Challenge Significance Determination 337 10.7 Summing Up 344 11. How to Make IAs More Adaptable 346 11.1 Highlights 346 11.2 Insights from Practice 346 11.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 349 11.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 352 11.5 Instituting an Adaptive IA Process 383 11.6 Contemporary Challenge Climate Change 391 11.7 Summing Up 392 12. How to Connect and Combine IA Processes 399 12.1 Highlights 399 12.2 Insights from Practice 399 12.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 404 12.4 Composite Regulatory Frameworks 405 12.5 Recurrent Problems 406 12.6 IATypes 415 12.7 Contemporary Challenge Matching Process and Context 418 12.8 Contemporary Challenges 423 12.9 Composite IA Processes 423 12.10 Limits and Priorities 431 12.11 Summing Up 433 References 435 Index 469

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118097373
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 490
  • ID: 9781118097373
  • weight: 1330
  • ISBN10: 1118097378
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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