Prof. Frank Vanclay, chair of the department of Cultural Geography at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, has been selected to receive IAIA’s 2014 Individual Award . The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects.
The IAIA Individual Award acknowledges personal contribution to the discipline of impact
assessment. It recognizes major achievement and advancement in theory and/or practice
over a period of time at an international level. The Committee selected prof. Vanclay for this honor because of his ongoing and sustained contribution to Social Impact Assessment theory and practice, which has had notable international influence in promoting and shaping the emergence of Social Impact as a significant discipline within Impact Assessment.
The award will be presented at IAIA’s annual conference event in Viña del Mar, Chile (IAIA14 – Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development, 8-11 April 2014).
In the lecture series Treasures from the University Library, researchers using material from our Special Collections talk about their research, while the objects in question are also present.
Tialda Haartsen is a researcher of rural depopulation. In the bog of village shrinkage, beautiful flowers occasionally blossom unexpectedly.
Healthy food displayed at eye height, electronic signs showing smiley faces, red carpets to ward off bikes. We are all being ‘nudged’ on a regular basis, encouraged to behave in a particular way. Koen Bandsma is researching how this works on the street...