This book focuses on theories and techniques from a variety of disciplines that have a bearing on environmental assessment. It describes and evaluates specific impact assessment methods that integrate objective and subjective analysis in a way that is useful for decision makers.
0. Introduction 1. The Evolution of Environmental Assessment 2. Pitfalls in Environmental Assessment 3. Incorporating Representative Values through Public Participation 4. Estimating the Monetary Benefits and Costs of Environmental Quality 5. Perception and Evaluation of Scenic Environments 6. Energy Analysis: An Alternative Approach? 7. A Review and Analysis of Fourteen Environmental Assessment Methods 8. Sage: A New Participant-Value Method for Environmental Assessment