A comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA worldwide. This fifth edition is a major update reflecting many significant changes in EIA procedures, process, practice and prospects over the last decade. In particular, it includes:
It is also makes full use of colour illustrations and chapter questions for discussion. Written by two authors with extensive research, training and consultancy experience of EIA, this book brings together the most up-to-date information from many sources.
Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment 5th Edition provides a complete, and critical, introductory text that also supports further studies. Students in undergraduate and postgraduate planning programmes will find it essential as a course text, as will students of environmental management/policy, environmental sciences/studies, geography and built environment. Key stakeholders involved in assessment activities – planners, developers, community groups, pressure groups and decision-makers in government and business – will also welcome this latest edition as a very effective means of getting to grips with the many facets of this important and evolving subject that affects a widening range of development projects.
PART 1. Principles and procedures Chapter 1. Introduction and principles Chapter 2. US origins and worldwide development Chapter 3. EU and UK agency and legislative contexts PART 2. Process Chapter 4. Starting up: early stages Chapter 5. Impact prediction, evaluation, mitigation and enhancement Chapter 6. Participation, presentation and review Chapter 7. Monitoring and auditing: after the decision PART 3. Practice Chapter 8. UK practice Chapter 9. EIA practice worldwide PART 4. Prospects Chapter 10. EIA impact areas, current and emerging Chapter 11. EIA next steps: effectiveness and efficiency of the process Chapter 12. Widening the scope: strategic environmental assessment
The Natural and Built Environment Series is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ideal for core learning, each book provides a comprehensive account of a key area in planning and environmental sustainability.