Bilateral interactions of social and environmental impact assessment A step towards sustainable development (Interview with “Ismail Salehi”)Research Areas :
Zahra Khastoo (Interviewer)
Dr. Esmaeil Salehi, who graduated from the University of Tehran in Urban Planning, has done many research and studies in the field of urban management as well as ecological resilience in his scientific record. He was a member of the Graduate Council of the School of Environment from 2010 to 2021 and was in charge of the committee for composing the five-year strategic plan of the School of Environment in 2010. Therefore, the forthcoming interview with Dr. Salehi has been conducted about constructive interaction between environmental and social impact assessment. In this regard, Dr. Salehi considers the operational weakness of environmental authorities as one of the problems in environmental research in Iran; while by taking Iran’s spatial planning seriously, the power of environmental authorities for the protection and preservation of natural resources can be developed. Moreover, he points out that to strengthen bilateral interactions in assessing social and environmental impacts, a systemic approach can contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of development measures in Iran.