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Author(s): Paulo Pinho
Emília Malcata Rebelo
Luísa Mendes Batista
Luis Miguel Torres
Title: ADN20 - Social, Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Public Investments in the Portuguese Northern Region
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The research problem of this article consists in the assessment of the social, economic and environmental impacts of projects subject toEnvironemental Impact Assessment (EIA) pursued in the Portuguese NorthernRegion (CCDRN) along the last twenty years, and their contribution to thereinforcement of competitiveness and quality of life of people living in thisregion.This subject fits the theme of the conference because: (a) it analyses theassumptions, conditions and results of real investments in the PortugueseNorthern Region; (b) this analysis shapes a social, economic and environmentallearning processes along the last 20 years, (c) this learning process and this criticalreflection support a deeper approach to governance issues where the CCDRN hasbeen involved (in terms of its institutional framework, and in terms of itsreferences, benchmarks and goals that have guided its decisions). Finally, thisresearch proposes a better articulation between innovative strategic tools to assesseconomic, social and environmental impacts of investments and the action of thatCommission. This research is intended to contribute to surmount the gapbetween the environmental impact assessment studies and the traditional tools toevaluate investments, on the one hand, and the new challenges faced inEnvironmental Governance and Planning, on the other, through a reflection of theeffective consequences of investment policies for populations.
Subject: Ciências Sociais, Ciências sociais
Social sciences, Social sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais
Social sciences
Source: CITTA 4th Annual Conference on Planning Research, "Innovation in Governance and Decision Making in Planning"
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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