Heritage Impact Assessment

Heritage Impact Assessment, a tool for sustainable development

Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is used as a tool to balance heritage protection with spatial and policy development rather than simply to protect heritage from development. With an HIA consideration is given to the potential negative implications of an intervention early on in the planning process, therefore the plans can often still be changed without large (financial) consequences. A plan can be adjusted, or the negative impact can be reduced or mitigated. Any positive impact on the heritage resource will be increased as much as possible.

Staff from the Centre for Global Heritage and Development is trained in the Heritage Impact Assessment method according to the latest ICOMOS standards and we can also offer trainings in this field. 

We offer a free online course on the basic aspects of Heritage Impact Assessment, click this link.

See this link and the flyer underneath for more information on this method, or contact us directly.