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Book update: Health inequality

Posted by on October 3rd, 2011 with 0 Comments

An important addition to our understanding of the evidence for and causes of health inequality is provided by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in their book “The Spirit Level: why equality is better for

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Cumulative impacts require cumulative mitigation

Posted by on June 25th, 2012 with 0 Comments

This was the take-home message from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) meeting in Porto (2012). The authors were Canter and Ross. There were many more papers on cumulative effects and on climate

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Book update: resource curse

Posted by on May 31st, 2011 with 1 Comment

Chapter 12: Current and future challenges Section 12.6: Cumulative impacts Sub-section 12.6.2: National cumulative impacts There is a growing literature from econometrics and other disciplines exploring the reality of the resource curse. One highly

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Book update: energy scarcity

Posted by on June 19th, 2011 with 0 Comments

Chapter 12: current and future challenges 12.8: Energy scarcity Recent disclosures from the International Energy Agency among others reinforce the urgency of energy scarcity and the need to switch from fossil fuels. It now

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Book update: Steps to Healthy Planning: Proposals for Action

Posted by on June 22nd, 2011 with 0 Comments

Chapter 11: Housing and spatial planning; 11.2 Spatial planning in England; New report published: Steps to Healthy Planning: Proposals for Action. In recent years much evidence has accumulated which shows just how important the

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Book update: what’s missing?

Posted by on June 14th, 2011 with 0 Comments

What needs changing, adding, removing, explaining? The word limit on the first edition of “Health Impact Assessment: principles and practise” was 120,000 words. So much had to be left out. What additions should be

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Book update: typing errors

Posted by on July 18th, 2011 with 0 Comments

Typing and similar errors persist despite detailed editing. Here are the ones I’ve spotted. please let me know of others. P60 Replace /m² with /m³  

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Book update: Coal mining

Posted by on July 12th, 2011 with 0 Comments

Chapter 10 Extractive industries. Section 10.8.1 Case study from Wales, UK. The case study examined a successful community led HIA of an opencast coal mining proposal in Wales. The outcome was in marked contrast

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