Impact Assessment & Design - World Cafe (IEMA’s Scotland West Network Event)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This World Café workshop will enable you and other members to share experiences from across the construction industry and consider the future of impact assessment and how it can be used to fully shape the design process in your projects. The session will provide a great opportunity to consider the challenges and opportunities for collaboration between design and environmental assessment, expose key barriers and identify approaches to enabling integrated environmental design.

This workshop was first run at the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)’s annual conference in Montreal in April 2017. It brought together learning from the worlds of finance, international development, and specialist sub-contractors. The session was well received, and participants praised the opportunity to connect with their peers, share best practice, and recognise the challenges we all face in influencing design. Participants at the in session said: “…really appreciate the EIA and to see really the importance of the project perspective…” and “…it's a therapy session!”.

The session will catalyse knowledge exchange as you and other delegates get to share views and experience of how impact assessment and design interact in UK practice, compare potential different approaches used in international practice. Come along and you’ll not only get the chance to meet and learn from the experience of other IEMA members, your input will be critical to developing new guidance which will share best practice and help to ensure that your work helps further develop the design of future projects.

This Glasgow session will be held by IEMA’s Scotland West Network, facilitated by the University of Strathclyde, and hosted by Arup in their new conference facilities.
Period7 Dec 2017
Held atArup Argyle Meeting Room 1 West Regent Street Glasgow, Scotland G2 1RW, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional