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Environmental Assessment, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Gordon Mitchell
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Key * = Recommended texts

Agyeman J, Bullard R, Evans B (2003). Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World, Earthscan, London.

Agyeman J and Evans B (2004). Just Sustainability: The emerging discourse of environmental justice in Britain. The geographical journal 170, 2, 155-164.

Bailey R. (Ed) (2000). Earth Report 2000: Revisiting the True State of the Planet Competitive Enterprise Institute, McGraw Hill, New York.

* Barrow C.J. (1997). Environmental and Social Impact Assessment : An Introduction. Arnold, London.

Barrow C.J. (1999). Environmental Management: Principles and Practice. Routledge, London.

Barrow C.J. (2000). Social Impact Assessment: An Introduction. Arnold, London.

Baumann, H & Tillman, A (2004) The hitch hiker's guide to LCA : an orientation in life cycle assessment methodology and application Studentlitteratur AB,Sweden

Bell, S. and Morse, S. (1999) Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable. Earthscan.

Bell, S. and Morse, S. (2003) Measuring Sustainability : Learning by Doing. Earthscan.

BMA (1999). Health and Environmental Impact Assessment: An Integrated Approach. British Medical Association, Earthscan, London.

Bowen W (2002). An analytical review of EJ research: What do we really know? Environmental management 29, 1, 3-15.

Bowers, J. (1997) Sustainability and Environmental Economics: An Alternative Text, Longman, Harlow

Brady and Fuller (Eds)(2002) Guidelines on participation in environmental decision-making Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, Lincoln

Bromley, D, and Segerson, K. (Eds) (1992) The social response to environmental risk : policy formulation in an age of uncertainty. Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Byron H. (2000). Biodiversity and Environmental Impact Assessment: A good practice guide for road schemes The RSPB, WWF-UK, English Nature and the Wildlife Trusts, Sandy.

P Calow (ed) (1998) Handbook of environmental risk assessment and management Blackwell, Oxford

Canter L (1999). Cumulative Effects Assessment. In: Petts, J (Ed.) Handbook of environmental impact assessment.
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

* Carroll B. and Turpin T (2002). Environmental impact assessment handbook: a practical guide for planners, developers and communities. Thomas Telford, London.

Ciambrone, D.F. (1997). Environmental Life Cycle Analysis. Lewis, New York.

CIRIA (1994). Environmental assessment. Special Publication 96, Construction Industry Research and Information Association, London.

CIRIA (1995) Environmental assessment : good practice. Special Publication 126, Construction Industry Research and Information Association, London.

CIRIA (2004) Working with wildlife : a resource and training pack for the construction industry CIRIA C587, Construction Industry Research and Information Association, London.

Chambers, N., Simmons, C. and Wackernagel, M. (2000). Sharing Nature’s Interest: Ecological footprints as an indicator of sustainability Earthscan, London.

Clemen, R.T. (1996) Making hard decisions: an introduction to decision analysis. Duxbury Press, Belmont, CA.

Constanza R and Jorgensen S (Eds.) (2002) Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century. Toward a new, integrated, hard problem science , Elsevier

Cullingworth, B. and Nadin, V. (2002) Town and country planning in the UK. Routledge, London. 13th Edition.

Cutter S (1995) Race, class and environmental justice. Progress in Physical Geography v.19, 111-22

Dalal-Clayton B and Sadler B (2005) SEA : A source book and reference guide to international experience. Earthscan

David Tyldesley and Associates (2003) Environmental Assessment of Development Plans. Scottish Executive

Deakin, M; Mitchell, G. Vreeker, R. and Nijkamp, P. (Eds.) (2007). Sustainable Development: The Environmental Assessment Methods. Taylor and Francis, 568pp.

* DEFRA (2000) Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Stationery Office, 

DETR (1994). Evaluation of Environmental Information and Planning Projects: A Good Practice Guide Department for the Environment. HMSO, London.

DETR (1995). Preparation of Environmental Statements for Planning Project that Require Environmental Assessment: A Good Practice Guide. Department for the Environment. HMSO, London.

DETR (1997). Mitigation Measures in Environmental Statements. Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, TSO, London.

DETR (1999). Environmental Impact Assessment. Circular 02/99. Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, TSO, London.

DETR (2002). Good Practice Guide on Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Planning Guidance. Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, TSO, London.

Dixon J.A., Scura L.F, Carpenter R.A. and Sherman P.B. (1994). Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts Natural and Built Environment Series, UCL Press.

DTLR (2000) Environmental Impact Assessment: A guide to procedures Thomas Telford, London.

DTLR (2002) Better Policy Making : Integrated Policy Appraisal in DTLR: Screening Checklist and Summary Appraisal Table. February 2002.

Eales R. et al., (2004) Integrated Appraisal Methods. R&D technical report E2-044/TR. Environment Agency, Bristol.

EC (2001) Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.

Environment Agency (1996) Environmental assessment : scoping handbook for projects : report of the Environment Agency, HMSO

European Union (1997) Council Directive 97/11/EC of 3 March 1997 amending Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. Official journal of the European Communities. Legislation L 073, 14/3/1997, p5-15.

Fischer T (2002) SEA in transport and land use planning, Earthscan

Friends of the Earth (Accessed 06/06/2008) Environmental Justice and Inequalities
A search for "Environental Justice" at this address will identify a range of useful resources:
See particuarly:  

Gigerenzer, G (2002) Reckoning with risk: Learning to live with uncertainty Penguin.

Geertman S. and Stillwell J (Eds.) (2003). Planning Support Systems in Practice. Advances in Spatial Science, Springer, London.

Gibson, R.B., Hassan, S., Holtz, S., Tansey, J., Whitelaw, G. (2005) Sustainability assessment: criteria and processes. Earthscan,

Gilpin A. (1995). Environmental Impact Assessment: Cutting edge for the 21st Century. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

* Glasson J., Therivel R. and Chadwick, A. (1994). Introduction to environmental impact assessment : principles, process, practice and prospects. natural and built environment series, UCL Press, London.

Hammond, J.S., Keeney, R.L. and Raiffa, H. (2002) Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions, Broadway Books.

* Harrop D. O. and Nixon, J.A (1999). Environmental Assessment in Practice. Routledge, New York.

Hendrickson, C., Lave, L.B, Matthews, H.S. (2006) Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-output Approach . Resources for the Future Press

HMG (1999). The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999. TSO.

HMG (2000). The Town and Country Planning (EIA) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2000. TSO.

HMSO (1995). A Guide to Risk Assessment and Risk Management for Environmental Protection. Department of the Environment, HMSO.

Hyder (1999) Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts, as well as Impact Interactions, DG XI Brussels ( )

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (2006) Guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment in the United Kingdom (version 7 July 2006).   

Institute of Environmental Assessment (1993) Guidelines for the Environmental Assessment of Road Traffic. Guidance Notes 1. IEA, Lincoln.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) (2001 ) Environmental Assessment Yearbook 2001 EIA Centre, Manchester.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (2002) Environmental Assessment Yearbook 2002: The EA agenda for Johannesburg and beyond. EIA Centre, Manchester.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) (2003) Environmental Assessment Outlook: Capacity building and benchmarking good practice. EIA Centre, Manchester

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) (2002) Guidelines on Participation in Environmental Decision Making IEMA, Lincoln.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (2004). Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment. IEMA, Lincoln.

Jones, C., Baker, M., Carter., J., Jay, S., Short, M. and Wood, C. (2005). Strategic environmental assessment and land use planning: An international evaluation. Eathscan, London.

Keeney, R.L. (1992) Value focused thinking: a path to creative decision making Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Klein, J.K. (2003). Integrated Environmental Planning. Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Landscape Institute and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (2002). Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. Second edition. The Landscape Institute and IEMA, London.

Levett-Therivel Sustainability Consultants (2003) 'The Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive: Guidance for Planning Authorities Office of the Deputy Prime Minister', London. The ODPM is now Communities and Local Government. The Communities and Local Government website can be found at
(Accessed 05/09/2007)

* Lewis H.W. (1990). Technological Risk. W.W. Norton and Co., New York.

Liu F (2001) Environmental Justice analysis: theories, methods and practice. CRC Press

McNeil J. (2000). Something New Under the Sun : An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century. Penguin, London.

Milton K (1991) Interpreting environmental policy: A social scientific approach . In Churchill R et al., Law, Policy and the Environment Blackwell.

Mitchell B. (1989). Geography and Resource Analysis. Longman, New York.

Mitchell B. (1997). Resource and Environmental Management, Longman, New York.

Mitchell, G. and Dorling, D. (2003). An Environmental Justice Analysis of British Air Quality, Environment and planning. A : environment and planning, 35, 909-929

Mitchell G. and Walker G. (2007) Methodological Issues in the Assessment of Environmental Equity and Environmental Justice. In: Deakin et al., (Eds.) Sustainable Development: The Environmental Evaluation Methods E F Spon.

Mitchell G. and Walker, G. (2003) Environmental Quality and Social Deprivation. R&D Technical Report E2-067/1/TR. The Environment Agency, Bristol, 61pp, ISBN 1 8443 221 9

* Modak, P. and Biswas A.K. (1999). Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries United Nations University Press, Tokyo.

* Morris P. and Therivel R. (Eds.) (1995). Methods of environmental impact assessment. Natural and Built Environment Series, UCL Press.

* Nelissen N et al. (Eds.) (1997) Classics in Environmental Studies : An overview of Classic Texts in Environmental Studies. International Books, The Hague.

ODPM (2002). A draft practical guide to the Strategic environmental assessment directive. Proposals for practical guidance on applying directive 2001/42/EC. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister The ODPM is now Communities and Local Government. The Communities and Local Government website can be found at

ODPM (2004). Assessing the impacts of spatial interventions : regeneration, renewal and regional development ; 'the 3Rs guidance'. Interdepartmental Group on the EGRUP review. ODPM, London.

Olson, D. (1995) Decision Aids for Selection Problems, Springer Verlag, New York

O’Riordan, T. (Ed.) (1995). Environmental Science for Environmental Management. Longman, Harlow.

* Pollard S. and Guy J. (2001). Risk Assessment for Environmental Professionals. Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, London

Porter A.L and Fittipaldi J.J (1998) Environmental Methods Review: Retooling Impact Assessment for the New Century. Army Environmental Policy Institute and the International Association for Impact Assessment, Fargo, N. Dakota.

Scottish Executive (2003). Environmental Assessment of Development Plans. Interim Planning Guidance. Scottish Executive Social Research.

Spellerberg I.F. (1981). Ecological Evaluation for Conservation. Studies in Biology 133. Edward Arnold, London.

Smith L.G. (1993). Impact Assessment and Sustainable Resource Management. Longman, New York.

Sutherland, S. (1992) Irrationality; The enemy within. Pinter and Martin, London.

Taylor L. and Blair-Stevens C. (Eds.) (2002) Introducing Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Informing the decision making process. NHS and the Health Development Agency.

* Therivel R and Partidario M. R. (Eds.) (1996). The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment. Earthscan, London.

* Therivel R. (2004 ). Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action. Earthscan, London.

Treweek, Joanne (1999) Ecological Impact Assessment Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Turner B.L. et al., (1990). The Earth as transformed by Human Action: Global and Regional Changes in the Biosphere over the Past 300 Years. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

UNEP (2002). Global Environment Outlook 3. Earthscan, London.

Wackernagel M. and Rees W. (1996). Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth New Society Publishers, Philadelphia.

Walker G. (1998) Environmental Justice & the Politics of Risk. Town and country planning 67 358-9

Welford, R. (Ed.) (1998). Corporate Environmental Management 1: Systems and Strategies. Earthscan, London.

Wilson, E.O. (1992). The diversity of life. Penguin, London.

Woolston H (Ed.) (1993). Environmental Auditing: An Introduction and Practical Guide. British Library.

World Bank (1991). Environmental Assessment Sourcebook. Volume I: Policies, Procedures and Cross-Sectoral Issues. Volume II: Sectoral Guidelines. Volume III: Guidelines for Environmental Assessment of Energy and Industry Projects. World Bank, Washington.


These journals publish articles on assessment of environmental impact (broadly defined to include risk, conservation, strategic scales, alternative futures, health, eco-auditing, EMAS etc). Again, this is not a definitive list, and there are many other journals with different disciplinary foci that also publish EA articles.

Eco-Management and Auditing

Ecological economics

Ecological Modelling

ENDS – Environmental Data Services UK

Environmental impact assessment review

Environmental monitoring and assessment

Environmental Auditing - Not held at Leeds University Library, try other libraries Document Supply service

The environmentalist (Magazine of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment)


Green Futures

Global environmental change

Impact assessment and project appraisal

Impact Assessment (Magazine of IAIA; was Impact Assessment Bulleting until 1994)

Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Available online.  

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Journal of Environmental Management

Journal of Risk Analysis - Not held at Leeds University Library, try other libraries Document Supply service

Local environment

Project appraisal

Risk decision and policy

Risk analysis

The science of the total environment

Social Impact Assessment - Not held at Leeds University Library, try other libraries Document Supply service

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

This list was last updated on 26/01/2011