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Planning Webcast Series

  • 09/07/2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • From the Comfort of Your Computer

Citizen Ingenuity and Impact Assessment 


Sustainable solutions are environmentally friendly, economically profitable, and socially responsible. Productive harmony requires meeting all three conditions. Impact assessments are useful for assessing, appraising, or estimating, in advance, the consequences that may follow from proposed actions. The instrument is a necessary tool which can encourage thoughtful discussion about subtle issues and potentially injurious actions that could easily be overlooked or at times may be difficult to describe or express. For this webinar, experts will disclose how they have risen above skeptical views about impact assessments and are using them to ensure critical issues are fully described and analyzed. They will explain how treating social impacts as inconsequential may fail to alleviate vulnerability and can hinder outcomes that are fully sustainable. Attendees will learn how assessments can help communities and agencies plan for social change resulting from a proposed action as well as to overcome blind-spots. Also, the webinar will reveal how citizens are taking the lead to conduct impact assessments as a means to participate in designing their future during the planning process. 


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