Assessing the Impacts of Investment
The propensity of investors and investment to impact, for good or bad, on local economies, environments and on communities will depend, to a large extent, on the transformations in land-use and economic activity that those investments bring, as well as the extent to which local assets are engaged in new, locally embedded activities. This chapter has four aims: first, to scope the sorts of impacts that are examined in the case studies; second, to review the ways in which different impacts might be conceived and measured; third, to outline the framework for assessing investment impacts adopted in this research; and fourth, to explain how the gathered data for this study were interpreted.
KeywordsLand-use change Investment Impacts Countryside capital
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