Martin Lund-Iversen has more than 20 years experiences in Impact Assessment (IA) and land-use planning, from the Ministry of The Environment Norway, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) and The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU, now).
He has worked on the development of the Norwegian IA-regulations, including the transposition of the two EU-directives in the field. He has researched IA-practices, such as screening, monitoring, quality control, and the adaptation of IA to the project and planning levels (tiering). He has also done consultancy work in Social Impact Assessment (SIA) for mining developments, and for plans for the protection of marine areas. Topics like universal design in planning, coastal zone management and planning, central governments concerns with municipal planning, and how front-end processes for infrastructure should relate to statutory planning (latest), have also been central.
Dr. Sanne Vammen Larsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University in Denmark, where she is part of the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment. Her research lies within a framework of sustainable development, environmental assessment and planning with a special focus on EIA and SEA, risk and uncertainty in environmental assessment, integration of climate change in environmental assessment, and environmental assessment in the Arctic. Sanne teaches at bachelor and master level and is programme coordinator for the bachelor programme in Urban-, Energy- and Environmental Planning.
Dr. Jos Arts (1967) is full-professor of Environmental & Infrastructure Planning at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since completing a PhD on follow-up of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), he has organized many international conferences, workshops and published widely about impact assessment, environmental, spatial and infrastructure planning. At the university he leads a research programme that focuses on planning approaches for sustainable infrastructure and institutional innovations in infrastructure, spatial and environmental planning. He is also strategic advisor on integrated infrastructure and spatial planning for Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure &Water Management). He is leading a cross-European initiative on combining multimodal transport infrastructure with spatial development “Networking for Urban Vitality” (NUVit), resulting in various European research projects amongst which the EU Horizon2020 project “VitalNodes” about integrating urban nodes in TransEuropean transport network.
Dr Ross Marshall is the owner of Leading Green, a strategy consultancy helping organisations aligning sustainability strategy with business strategy, and ensuring the design, delivery and operation of sustainable infrastructure and assets. He has over 30 yrs experience in corporate EMS/CSR & leadership of EIA and SEA within industry and government amounting to over £40 billion worth of infrastructure. Ross has close associations with several UK Universities either as a Visiting Professor, EIA/SEA lecturer, MSc Sustainability course examiner and is currently mentoring a climate change research group in its work on mega-rivers. He is one of IEMA’s Fellow and Principal EIA practitioner certification scheme examiners and in 2017 undertook a global review of ESIA professional registration schemes for the IAIA. He has professional development & research interests within the fields of environmental leadership and strategic decision-making.
Professor in Environmental Management within the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Extraordinary Professor in Environmental Sciences and Management at North West University, South Africa; and Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He also currently Adjunct Professor, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Angus has 30 years’ experience in environmental and sustainability assessment research and practice. Prior to joining the university sector, he worked as an environmental consultant and policy officer with local government. As a teacher, Angus is especially interested in how to elicit sustainability learning and behavioral change in others. His research focuses on evaluating the outcomes of sustainability oriented policies and practices so as to determine the contribution to sustainable development and seek ways to enhance future performance. His recent special focus has been sustainable mining, especially around mine-closure planning and legacy. Angus has been editor for two international journals, and places great emphasis on effective communication for sustainability leadership. He has collaborated with many impact assessment practitioners worldwide and published four books and over 90 international refereed journal articles across the spectrum of environmental, strategic and sustainability assessment.
Dr Jenny Pope is an experienced impact assessment practitioner and researcher, specializing in sustainability assessment, social impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment. She has a particular interest in the contribution of the resource sector to sustainable development, and has considerable experience working with the oil and gas sector in Western Australia in this area, with clients including Shell and Woodside. Jenny is Founder and Director of consulting firm Integral Sustainability, and also holds academic positions at Edith Cowan University (Australia), the University of Cambridge (UK) and North-West University (South Africa) where she teaches, researches and supervises Master’s and PhD students. Jenny is internationally recognized for her work in the area of sustainability assessment, in which she has over 30 publications.