Geography (GEOG) - Impact Assessment for Resource Management

GEOG 3106  Impact Assessment for Resource Management


GEOG 2226


GEOG 4107


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has emerged as both an instrument of evaluation and as a decision-making system. EIA is an integral part of environmental management and environmental policy at regional, national, and international levels. While EIA ideally incorporates economic, environmental and social considerations into planning and development processes, it is very much embedded within the growth ethic; it is not about preventing development, only insuring that development occurs within an ecologically and socially responsive context. This course examines EIA from a critical perspective as a strategic, comprehensive, and pro-active process employed to incorporate the ecological and social aspects of development into planning and environmental/resource management processes.

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