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Social Impact Assessment - GEOP462

Social impact assessment (SIA) is an important tool with wide application – to planning, policy development and service delivery. This unit provides a broad overview of SIA in urban and regional environments. it addresses both the processes needed to accomplish a diligent assessment and the resources – academic research and public agency data - available to inform a range of likely scenarios and assist the assessment process. The unit provides students with several ways to facilitate stakeholder participation in and response to proposals that may affect them. It provides a theoretical understanding of the role of SIA in planning practice and, through the use of case studies, an insight into practical difficulties, common mistakes and ethical issues that are frequently encountered.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Alison Ziller

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVG462, GEOS462
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

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