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Title: Environmental impact assessment in urban transport planning: Exploring process-related barriers in Spanish practice

Abstract

The effectiveness of EIA for evaluating transport planning projects is increasingly being questioned by practitioners, institutions and scholars. The academic literature has traditionally focused more on solving content-related problems with EIA (i.e. the measurement of environmental effects) than on process-related issues (i.e. the role of EIA in the planning process and the interaction between key actors). Focusing only on technical improvements is not sufficient for rectifying the effectiveness problems of EIA. In order to address this knowledge gap, the paper explores how EIA is experienced in the Spanish planning context and offers in-depth insight into EIA process-related issues in the field of urban transport planning. From the multitude of involved actors, the research focuses on exploring the perceptions of the two main professional groups: EIA developers and transport planners. Through a web-based survey we assess the importance of process-related barriers to the effective use of EIA in urban transport planning. The analyses revealed process issues based fundamentally on unstructured stakeholders involvement and an inefficient public participation - Highlights: • Qualitative research on perceptions of EIA participants on EIA processes. • Web-based survey with different participants (EIA-developers; transport planners). • It was seen an inefficient participation of stakeholders during the EIAmore » processes.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
22447506
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 50; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AUGMENTATION; DECISION MAKING; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; PLANNING; SPAIN; URBAN AREAS

Citation Formats

Soria-Lara, Julio A., E-mail: j.a.sorialara@uva.nl, Bertolini, Luca, E-mail: l.bertolini@uva.nl, and Brömmelstroet, Marco te, E-mail: M.C.G.teBrommelstroet@uva.nl. Environmental impact assessment in urban transport planning: Exploring process-related barriers in Spanish practice. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2014.09.001.
Soria-Lara, Julio A., E-mail: j.a.sorialara@uva.nl, Bertolini, Luca, E-mail: l.bertolini@uva.nl, & Brömmelstroet, Marco te, E-mail: M.C.G.teBrommelstroet@uva.nl. Environmental impact assessment in urban transport planning: Exploring process-related barriers in Spanish practice. United States. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2014.09.001.
Soria-Lara, Julio A., E-mail: j.a.sorialara@uva.nl, Bertolini, Luca, E-mail: l.bertolini@uva.nl, and Brömmelstroet, Marco te, E-mail: M.C.G.teBrommelstroet@uva.nl. Thu . "Environmental impact assessment in urban transport planning: Exploring process-related barriers in Spanish practice". United States. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2014.09.001.
@article{osti_22447506,
title = {Environmental impact assessment in urban transport planning: Exploring process-related barriers in Spanish practice},
author = {Soria-Lara, Julio A., E-mail: j.a.sorialara@uva.nl and Bertolini, Luca, E-mail: l.bertolini@uva.nl and Brömmelstroet, Marco te, E-mail: M.C.G.teBrommelstroet@uva.nl},
abstractNote = {The effectiveness of EIA for evaluating transport planning projects is increasingly being questioned by practitioners, institutions and scholars. The academic literature has traditionally focused more on solving content-related problems with EIA (i.e. the measurement of environmental effects) than on process-related issues (i.e. the role of EIA in the planning process and the interaction between key actors). Focusing only on technical improvements is not sufficient for rectifying the effectiveness problems of EIA. In order to address this knowledge gap, the paper explores how EIA is experienced in the Spanish planning context and offers in-depth insight into EIA process-related issues in the field of urban transport planning. From the multitude of involved actors, the research focuses on exploring the perceptions of the two main professional groups: EIA developers and transport planners. Through a web-based survey we assess the importance of process-related barriers to the effective use of EIA in urban transport planning. The analyses revealed process issues based fundamentally on unstructured stakeholders involvement and an inefficient public participation - Highlights: • Qualitative research on perceptions of EIA participants on EIA processes. • Web-based survey with different participants (EIA-developers; transport planners). • It was seen an inefficient participation of stakeholders during the EIA processes.},
doi = {10.1016/J.EIAR.2014.09.001},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = ,
volume = 50,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}