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What Every Land Use Lawyer Should Know About the Emerging Use of Health Impact Assessment and Land Use Decision Making

13(6) New York Zoning and Planning Law Report 1 (May/June 2013)

Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-33

13 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2013 Last revised: 12 Aug 2014

Pamela Ko

The Sage Colleges

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The field of Health Impact Assessment is relatively new to the United States, but already a number of state and local governments are incorporating these assessments into land use planning and decision making. In five years, the use of HIA in the U.S. has increased dramatically with more than 100 HIAs completed or in progress in the U.S. from 2007 to 2010. This article provides a brief overview of HIA in the United States, describes how it is being used in other states with respect to land use decision making, and examines how HIA is starting to be incorporated into traditional land use and environmental decision making in New York.

Keywords: HIA, Health Impact Assessment, Zoning, Land Use, Public Health, Hydrofracking, Environmental Assessment

JEL Classification: K11, K32

Suggested Citation

Ko, Pamela and Salkin, Patricia, What Every Land Use Lawyer Should Know About the Emerging Use of Health Impact Assessment and Land Use Decision Making (2013). 13(6) New York Zoning and Planning Law Report 1 (May/June 2013); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2286078

Pamela Ko

The Sage Colleges ( email )

140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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