Analysing Strategic Environmental Assessment
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Analysing Strategic Environmental Assessment

Towards Better Decision-Making

Edited by Pietro Caratti, Holger Dalkmann and Rodrigo Jiliberto

Analytical Strategic Environmental Assessment (ANSEA) is an insightful new approach to environmental evaluation, based on decision theory, policy analysis and environmental considerations. These concepts, though not new in their own fields of application, are combined and integrated in an innovative fashion. This book presents recent research on the implementation of the ANSEA approach which aims to ensure environmental values are properly integrated into the decision-making process.
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Chapter 9: Case study - Urban planning in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Island, Spain

Rodrigo Jiliberto, Manuel Alvarez-Arenas and Mercedes Garcia


9. Case study – urban planning in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Island, Spain Rodrigo Jiliberto, Manuel Alvarez-Arenas and Mercedes Garcia 9.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter summarizes the results of the case study of urban planning in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Island, Spain, which attempted to assess the methodological feasibility of the ANSEA concepts and approach. The case study aimed to test the ANSEA approach and concepts in a concrete plan, as is the General Urban Plan (GUP) applied in many Spanish cities. The General Urban Plan of Puerto de la Cruz City (Tenerife Island) was used to develop the case study and illustrate the procedure. The presentation of the results of the case study has been carried out following the structure of the ANSEA approach, which includes the application of the following steps: 1) screening, 2) scoping, 3) functional description of the decision-making process, 4) identification of procedural criteria and 5) identification of decision windows. The availability of information concerning the planning process in the General Urban Plan of Puerto de la Cruz has been limited, to such an extent that the sixth phase of ANSEA (assessment of the decision windows) has not been fully carried out. The general conclusion of the case study is that the key ANSEA concepts, such as decision windows, procedural criteria and functional descriptions, are methodologically feasible when applied to this particular decision process. The steps of the ANSEA framework and their order seem to be useful in applying the ANSEA concepts. The application of...

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