Turning up the Heat
A symposium for SIA practitioners and researchers
On Friday 21st February 2014 Macquarie University's Department of Environment and Geography invited social impact practitioners, researchers and social planners to attend this social impact assessment symposium - a series of short presentations by leading social impact assessment (SIA) practitioners on current practice in this important field.
The focus of the symposium was how to turn up the heat on poor SIA practice including outright failure to consider social impacts, unprofessional methods, unethical practices, and avoidance of emerging issues that are clearly in plain sight. Taking the existence of these problems as largely evident and understood, the symposium focused on ways in which improvements in practice have been achieved (recent success stories) or could be achieved (ways to turn up the heat).
Papers from the Symposium
'The road and the gate'
By Alison Ziller
'The role of mapping in social impact assessment'
By Jo Cannington
'Henson Park Hotel'
By Louise Menday
'Increasing EGMs in Fairfield Local Government Area'
By Susan Gibbeson
'The Public Sector Experience' and 'Ethics and SIA'
By Tara Day-Williams
'Social impact assessment for economic decision making: Exploring a psychology framework to bridge the divide'
By Jenni Greig and Professor Mark Morrison