Articles

Here we share some tools and techniques of our work in Australia. And sometimes explain how we think some things should change for more equitable growth.

Impacting Brisbane

We enjoy putting the project work aside occasionally and working on our practice. The International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA.org) recently held it annual conference in Brisbane and we were fortunate to be able to again present a paper on social impact management practice. The paper is set out below...

Consultation in Planning a Coastal Tourism Hub

As a capstone to a series of articles on sustainability assessments, we look at consultation in planning and early feasibility studies. Whose values matter most in community consultation? The role of the public participation adviser is to seek out a diversity of views on an issue. And then help the...

Five Reasons Why Infrastructure Sustainability Assessments Fail to Manage Community Risk #5

This is the last in a series of five posts exploring common community engagement failures in infrastructure planning. It follows on from posts exploring how world view biases are a pitfall in translating community values into operational decision-making criteria and heuristics can unhelpfully influence project option design and collective evaluation....