Large-scale industrial and energy-development projects are profoundly affecting the social and economic climate of rural areas across the nation, creating a need for extensive planning information, both to prepare for the effects of such developments and to meet state and federal environmental impact assessment requirements. This book examines alternative methods of modelling the economic, demographic, public service, fiscal, and social impacts of major development projects. The authors provide a synthesis of the conceptual bases, estimation techniques, data requirements, and types of output available, focusing on models that address multiple impact dimensions and produce information at the county and subcounty levels. They also look at the kind of data each model produces in each impact category.

chapter 2|43 pages

Economic Impact Assessment

chapter 3|41 pages

Demographic Impact Assessment

chapter 4|19 pages

Public Service Impact Assessment

chapter 5|29 pages

Fiscal Impact Assessment

chapter 6|30 pages

Social Impact Assessment

chapter 7|21 pages

Interfacing Socioeconomic Dimensions

chapter 8|26 pages

Computerized Impact Projection Models

chapter 9|13 pages

Use of Assessments in the Policy Process

chapter 10|10 pages

Summary, Implications, and Conclusions