Assessing the Impacts of Investment

  • Nick Gallent
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
  • Meri Juntti
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Phoebe Stirling


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.


Land-use change Investment Impacts Countryside capital 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Gallent
    • 1
  • Iqbal Hamiduddin
    • 2
  • Meri Juntti
    • 3
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 2
  • Phoebe Stirling
    • 2
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Law and PoliticsMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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