Call for Papers: enhancing positive impacts lessons from SEA, EIA, SIA and HIA

The Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (IAPA) is developing a special issue on the above topic.

The guest editors are:
  • Elsa João, David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • Frank Vanclay, Department of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen , The Netherlands
  • Lea den Broeder, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
Papers are sought on enhancement of positive impacts that will be published in 2011. The special issue will bring together for the first time ideas on accentuating the positive from different angles, including SEA, EIA, SIA and HIA.

Enhancement can be associated with a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, social development, ecosystems (as well as soils, water or air), health, green spaces, landscape character, and cultural or historical heritage.

The two key dates are:
  • 7 October 2010 - Authors to inform elsa (dot) joao (at) of intention to submit paper (specifying author(s), affiliation, email, draft title and one hundred and fifty word summary of the paper).
  • 14 January 2011 - Deadline for authors to submit full paper to elsa (dot) joao (at)

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