Conference Theme

New technologies are influencing all aspects of our societies, and they play a pivotal role in promoting impact assessment and sustainability worldwide. The conference aims to advance a multidisciplinary discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of new digital technologies for promoting sustainability. Could smart cities and digital technologies be an opportunity for ecosystems and social resilience? How can big data strategies and Online social participation improve sustainability? How do we face emerging social responsibility awareness of planning effects on health and sustainability of our future?


  • E-Governance/big data challenges and impact assessment

  • Exploring opportunities and risks of a globally-connected society

  • Urbanization and smart cities

  • How stakeholder consultation is changing through new social participation

  • New technology’s role in modelling and visualizing societal changes associated with major projects

  • How communication technology is changing the role of experts and non-experts

  • How instant availability of information is influencing impact assessment

  • New tools for risk assessors, corporations and city managers

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About IAIA

IAIA is the International Association for Impact Assessment, organized in 1980 to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of various types of impact assessment from all parts of the world. IAIA involves people from many disciplines and professions. Our embers include corporate planners and managers, public interest advocates, government planners and administrators, private consultants and policy analysts, university and college teachers and their students. IAIA has members from over 120 nations. For 34 years IAIA has been holding annual conference events all over the world to promote best practices in impact assessment.

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