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Collaborative sustainability assessment

Raphael, C. (2012) Collaborative sustainability assessment. In: 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 27 May - 1 June, Porto, Portugal

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The expanding and confusing field of sustainability assessment makes it difficult to introduce more terminology. Yet there is clear need identified based on the literature review and to address the findings from the cases (Raphael, 2011), Deliberative sustainability assessment attempts to bridge deliberation and sustainability assessment (Pope, 2007). However, as Raphael (2011) argues deliberation does not always lead to ideal outcomes (see also, Gutmann and Thompson 2004, 24; Owens and Cowell 2002, 64; Morrison-Saunders and Therivel 2006, 289).

Assessment can be differentiated based on its role and what it should be aiming for, and as a form of practice, defined by legislation and procedures (Elliot and Thomas 2009). The aim of this paper is to define collaborative sustainability assessment, its role for significant land-use planning and development and, to consider a possible procedural framework for its application.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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