Development Planning & Environmental Analysis

This module provdes an understanding of the links between science, knowledge, evidence-based policy and action for sustainability and the role of planning and environmental techniques, assessments and analyses in this process. An overview will be given on extracting, processing and presenting data; demographic and socio-economic, poverty and inequality assessments, environmental impact analysis (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), sustainability assessments and sustainability indicators.

This module aims to provide participants with an understanding of the links between science, knowledge, evidence-based policy and action for sustainability and the role of planning and environmental techniques, assessments and analyses in this process. An overview will be given on extracting, processing and presenting data; demographic and socio-economic, poverty and inequality assessments, environmental impact analysis (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), sustainability assessments and sustainability indicators. Cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, transport, infrastructure, regional and urban economic analyses will also be addressed. The focus of the module will be on exploring new techniques for sustainability, of which the main themes are: - knowledge- policy-action for sustainability; - socio-economic analysis and profiling of communities for integrated development planning; - social, poverty and inequality analyses, including participatory and action research; - pre-design€ environmental analysis, post-design environmental impact assessment (EIA); strategic environmental analysis (SEA) and sustainability assessments; - sustainability and ecological indicators, including the ecological footprint of a city, material flow analysis and alternative economic assessments.

annekemuller

Anneke Muller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Leadership. She was appointed to this position in 1997 as part of the then Department of Town and Regional Planning, which amalgamated with the Department of Public Management to form the School of Public Management and Planning, (later becoming the School of Public Leadership).