Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning
An International Evaluation
Published October 1st 2005 by Routledge – 320 pages
'A wonderfully international and up-to-date perspective on strategic environmental assessment of land use plans by leading experts in the field. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning covers not only how much such SEAs are carried out and in what context, but whether they are effective and why. It provides invaluable insights for practitioners and researchers in this rapidy evolving field' Riki Therivel, author of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning provides an authoritative, international evaluation of the SEA of land use plans. The editors place the SEA of land use plans in context, and uniquely qualified contributors then evaluate systems in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and the World Bank. These chapters provide a description of the context in each country, a case study of the use of SEA in land use planning and an evaluation of each SEA system against a set of generic criteria specially designed to anlayse different aspects of SEA. The contributors critically review each SEA system, SEA process and SEA outcome, and conclude by summarizing their findings. The editors draw the various national perspectives together in a final chapter and derive widely applicable conclusions about SEA and land use planning. This book is a core text for all students in environmental assessment, land use planning, environmental science, environmental management, development studies, geography, landscape design and law and engineering. It is also essential reading for all governments and environmental regulators, academics, researchers and environmental and planning consultants worldwide who are involvedin SEA research, practice and training.
Introduction * SEA: An Overview * Evaluating the SEA of Land Use Plans * Canada * Denmark * Germany * Hong Kong * Hungary * Ireland * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Portugal * South Africa * Sweden * United Kingdom * United States * World Bank * Conclusion * Index
Carys Jones is a senior lecturer in environmental planning in the School of Environment and Development and co-director of the EIA Centre (EIAC), University of Manchester. Mark Baker is a senior lecturer in planning policy and practice in the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. Jeremy Carter is a research associate in the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. Stephen Jay is a senior lecturer in environmental management at Sheffield Hallam University. Michael Short is a chartered planner currently undertaking PhD research at the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. Christopher Wood is professor of environmental planning and co-director of the EIAC in the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester.