Handbook of Public Participation in Impact Assessment

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Handbook of Public Participation in Impact Assessment

9781800889989 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tanya Burdett, School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia, Licensed IAP2 Trainer, and Registered Planner, Planning Institute of Australia and A. John Sinclair, Professor and Director, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, Canada
Publication Date: June 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 998 9 Extent: c 432 pp
This Handbook provides a clear overview of how to achieve meaningful public participation in impact assessment (IA). It explores conceptual elements, including the democratic core of public participation in IA, as well as practical challenges, such as data sharing, with diverse perspectives from 39 leading academics and practitioners.

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This Handbook provides a clear overview of how to achieve meaningful public participation in impact assessment (IA). It explores conceptual elements, including the democratic core of public participation in IA, as well as practical challenges, such as data sharing, with diverse perspectives from 39 leading academics and practitioners.

Critically examining how different engagement frameworks have evolved over time, this Handbook underlines the ways in which tokenistic approaches and wider planning and approvals structures challenge the implementation of meaningful public participation. Contributing authors discuss the impact of international agreements, legislation and regulatory regimes, and review commonly used professional association frameworks such as the International Association for Public Participation core values for practice. They demonstrate through case studies what meaningful public participation looks like in diverse regional contexts, addressing the intentions of being purposeful, inclusive, transformative and proactive. By emphasising the strength of community engagement, the Handbook argues that public participation in IA can contribute to enhanced democracy and sustainability for all.

This visionary Handbook is an indispensable resource for IA public participation practitioners, including industry, consultants, government and non-government organisations as well as participants to IA processes. It will similarly be beneficial to IA researchers, academics, and managers in regulation, public administration and management.
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‘This comprehensive book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary review of the rationale, benefits, principles, and practical means of ensuring meaningful public participation in impact assessment processes. Co-authored by experts around the world, the Handbook is an essential resource for impact assessment participants, practitioners, policy makers, legislators, administrative tribunals, and governmental officials.’
– Richard Lindgren, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canada
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Contributors include: Jos Arts, Ilse Aucamp, Prue Blake, Alan Bond, Anthony Boxshall, Aaron Bruce, Tanya Burdett, Susan Carter, Robyn Cochrane, Tara M. Collins, Alan P. Diduck, Meinhard Doelle, Paul Eijssen, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Josh Fothergill, Steven Gibson, Philippe Hanna, Max Hardy, Margaret Harvie, Rufus A. Howard, Anna Johnston, Dyanna Jolly, Sam Kalen, Kate Koutsamani, Adebayo Majekolagbe, Sharon Mascher, Christina McMellon, Angus Morrison-Saunders, Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, Francois P. Retief, Luis E. Sánchez, Luke A. Sandham, Penelope Sanz, Solange Silva-Sánchez, A. John Sinclair, Nivek Thompson, E. Kay M. Tisdall, Heidi Walker, David V. Wright
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