Journal article

Liveability as determinant of health: Testing a new approach for health impact assessment of major infrastructure

Geoffrey R Browne, Melanie Lowe

Environmental Impact Assessment Review | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Major urban infrastructure projects are intended to alter the built, human ecology for the better. Even when they are not labelled as health projects, arguably they should produce public health benefits that are commensurate with their scale, particularly when they are publicly funded. Health impact assessment (HIA) is an established method of evaluating major infrastructure projects using a determinants of health equity lens. HIA explicitly puts health front and centre to ask, ‘How should the proposed infrastructure project be altered to improve the determinants of health equity?’ There are well-established HIA protocols, but few provide a framework for scoping possible impacts. Given inter..

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