Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment provides students and practitioners with a clearly structured overview of the subject, as well as critical analysis and support for further studies. Written by three authors with extensive research, training and practical experience in EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), the book covers the latest EIA legislation, guidance and good practice.
This edition updates essential information on:
* the evolving nature of EIA
* experience of the implementation of the changing EU and UK EIA procedures
* best practice in the EIA process
* other key issues in the process, explored in an extended case studies section
* comparative EIA systems worldwide
* development of SEA/SA legislation and practice
* prospects for the future of EIA.
Although the book's focus is on the UK and the EU, the principles and techniques it describes are applicable internationally. With colour images and a new modern design, the book provides an essential introduction to EIA for undergraduate and postgraduate students on planning courses, as well as those studying environmental management and policy, environmental sciences, geography and the built environment. Planners, developers, community groups and decision-makers in government and business will also welcome the book as an effective way to get to grips with this important and evolving subject that affects a wide range of development projects.
John Glasson is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Planning, Founding Director of the Impacts Assessment Unit (IAU) and of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), at Oxford Brookes University. He is also Visiting Professor at Curtin University in Western Australia. Riki Therivel is Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University, a Senior Research Associate in the IAU and partner in Levett-Therivel sustainability consultants. Both Riki Therivel and John Glasson were appointed Commissioners of the UK Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC). Andrew Chadwick is Senior Research Associate in the IAU.
Part 1: Principles and procedures 1. Introduction and principles 2. Origins and development 3. UK agency and legislative context Part 2: Process 4. Starting up; early stages 5. Impact prediction, evaluation and mitigation 6. Participation, presentation and review 7. Monitoring and auditing: after the decision Part 3: Practice 8. An overview of UK practice to date 9. Case studies of EIA in practice 10. Comparative practice Part 4: Prospects 11. Widening the scope: strategic environmental assessment 12. Improving the effectiveness of project assessment