Title: Communicating Risks on Contaminated Land Sites: How Best to Engage with Local Residents (SUBR:IM Bulletin 6) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Availability: CL:AIRE Bulletin 
Author 1/Producer: SUBR:IM Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Publisher City: Contaminated Land: Applications In Real Environments, London, W1H 7AL 
ISBN: (free log-in required to view Bulletin) 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 500 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Short description: This bulletin describes important aspects of work on ‘Multi-level decision making processes, expertise and sustainable urban regeneration’ undertaken by researchers at the University of Sheffield as part of the SUBR:IM consortium. 
Long description: The focus is on the attitude of local communities to land contamination and its treatment. A combination of large-scale surveys of affected residents and case studies of local policy management was carried out between 2004 and 2006 in two local authorities; one in Thames Gateway (East London) and one in Greater Manchester. The results were used to examine the social construction of risk and risk communication in relation to contaminated sites. The importance of transparent and democratic decision-making processes was confirmed. Such approaches create local trust in the decisions that are made and reduce friction in risk communication. The lay public gives much greater weight to open and empathetic risk communication strategies than to those that emphasize technical competence and objectivity. These findings should be of help to local authorities and other public agencies in the design and implementation of policy for contaminated land. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Mr John Henstock WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 04/01/2008

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