The Effective Use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Land-Use Decision Making
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
The Sage Colleges
October 1, 2011
Zoning Practice, October 2011
Albany Law School Research Paper No. 33 of 2011-2012
Health impact assessments (HIAs) outside of the United States have long been used to hone in on the public health impacts of certain government decision making. While health impacts have been considered to a lesser degree through environmental impact review (EIR) in the United States, recent findings suggest that HIAs can be very helpful in analyzing proposed development and redevelopment projects. This article briefly reviews the history of the HIA movement, examines the differences between HIA and EIR, and provides those involved with the land use planning and regulation examples of how to best integrate HIAs into the land use decision making process.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: health impact assessment, HIA, environmental impact review, public health, zoning, land use
JEL Classification: K11, I18, K32
Date posted: October 3, 2011 ; Last revised: January 31, 2014
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