Place-Based Evaluation for Infrastructure and Spatial Projects: An Introduction

Johan Woltjer, Ernest Alexander, Matthias Ruth

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This chapter generates an international data base of health impact assessments (HIAs) conducted from 1999 to 2011 to get a better understanding how community health planners go about engaging the community for the goal of empirical observations. HIAs are a standardized policy assessment strategy that combines community input with a series of data sets to evaluate the health impacts of proposed and existing projects with a particular interest in reducing health inequalities. They are extensively used around the world and are recommended by the World health Organization (WHO) as the preferred methodology to assess health impacts. The planning literature provides little guidance on how planners can go about executing etic community engagement research projects. Based on our HIA research, it appears that planners have a good handle on picking relevant etic community engagement techniques with logical etic sampling strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlace-Based Evaluation for Integrated Land-Use Management
EditorsJohan Woltjer, Ernest Alexander, Angela Hull, Matthias Ruth
Place of PublicationAldershot
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315600604
ISBN (Print)9781472445483
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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