Evaluating Environmental Impact Assessment Systems - Part 1: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Lars Emmelin
Title: Evaluating Environmental Impact Assessment Systems - Part 1: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
Translated title: Utvärdering av MKB-system- Del 1 Teoretiska och metodologiska överväganden
Journal: Scandinavian Housing & Planning Research
Year: 1999
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Pagination: 129-148
ISSN: 0281-5737
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Spatial Planning (Institutionen för fysisk planering)
Dept. of Spatial Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/eng/ifp/
Authors e-mail: lars.emmelin@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The paper addresses the problem of evaluating the functioning of EIA by relating EIA to professional and organisational cultures in environmental planning and management. The paper offers a model of modes of evaluation and suggests that the understanding of implementation structures is necessary to complement other types of evaluation which tend to focus on systems structure and document structure and to take an insider perspective on effectiveness of EIA.
Subject: Spatial Planning\Environmental Assessment
Spatial Planning\Environmental Management
Keywords: evaluation, environmental impact assessment, implementation, professional culture, organisational culture, strategic environmental asessment, EIA, SEA
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