Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been identified as an important instrument for facilitating sustainability. To do so requires the integration of sustainability into EIA theory and practice. The sustainability concept is a valid and important environmental management perspective. However, many issues and obstacles need to be addressed further if the concept is to be translated into practical strategies. Sustainability can potentially infuse EIA with a clearer sense of direction, an ethical foundation, a mechanism for establishing priorities and assessing choices, and a means of linking EIA to other environmental management instruments.
Join us the IAIAsa GP Branch as it unpacks integrated environmental management in the development of sustainable cities.
The aim of this panel discussion is to
1. Provide any regulatory or legal requirements on sustainable cities;
2. Provide audiences/EAPs with case studies of sustainable cities;
3. Provide current and/or the latest research relating to sustainable cities;
4. Discuss the value of sustainable development integration into cities/urban development during impact assessment studies.