Cumulative social impacts

Franks, Daniel M., Brereton, David and Moran, Chris J. (2011). Cumulative social impacts. In Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves (Ed.), New directions in social impact assessment: Conceptual and methodological advances (pp. 202-220) Cheltenham, Gloucester, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Author Franks, Daniel M.
Brereton, David
Moran, Chris J.
Title of chapter Cumulative social impacts
Title of book New directions in social impact assessment: Conceptual and methodological advances
Place of Publication Cheltenham, Gloucester, U.K.
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781849801171
1849801177
Editor Frank Vanclay
Ana Maria Esteves
Chapter number 12
Start page 202
End page 220
Total pages 19
Total chapters 21
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter provides guidance for practitioners on assessment and management strategies to enhance positive, and avoid and mitigate adverse, cumulative social impacts. We define cumulative impacts as the successive, incremental and combined impacts of one or more activities on society, the economy or the environment (Moran et al., 2007; Brereton et al., 2008). Cumulative impacts are also commonly referred to as cumulative effects. Cumulative impacts can be very important to communities, economies and environments because it is the accumulation of impacts that they actually experience (Kennett, 1999). While cumulative impacts can be generated from the aggregation and interactions of the impacts resulting from a single intervention, in general the term refers to the issues of assessment and management across multiple activities and actors in the one region. Sometimes called cumulative effects assessment (Damman et al., 1995; Hegmann et al., 1999), cumulative impact assessments are rarely done, and when they are done they tend to focus on biophysical impacts rather than social impacts. Social impact assessment (SIA) too has probably not given sufficient attention to cumulative impacts (Lockie et al., 2008; Canter and Ross, 2010). [Introduction extract]
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