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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 2.104

Local nature using and Social Impact Assessment. The case of Russia


  • Prof. Marina MARTYNOVA

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The author speaks about the Russian Model of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as the methodology to review the social effects of infrastructure projects and otherdevelopment interventions. Social impact assessment includes the processes of analyzing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment. I’ll analyze the ways to assess the impacts on society of certain development schemes and projects before they go ahead - for example, new roads, industrial facilities, mines, dams, ports, airports, and other infrastructure projects. Special attention will be paid to the cultural impact of that acts in Russia. Our attention would be turned to the evolution (transformation) of traditional culture in the modern world in general and in nowadays’ Russia especially, focusing on the problem of local nature using and food preferences. The ongoing changes in the world are so radical that the everyday life, previously understood as one of the most conservative areas of human activity, is now experiencing the results of global cultural shifts.