Rethinking SIA

I am rather dumbfounded that social impact assessment practitioners for permitting and planning projects don’t utilise applied history as case studies to foreground the demographic analysis for the project influence area and the performance of participation which stakeholder engagement yields unless backed up by hard cash or resources. There are so many databases and change mapping tools via spatial analytics that can yield a more meaningful initiative rather than only ticking the box off.


The promise of potential

Stunted in its tracks

The performance never happened

Or did it?

The act of performance

Validates promise

A life however

Is not a start up with

Face value

Where billing has to match receivables

Life, with promise or potential

Or a failure

Is deeply intimate

A life lived

Not a performance for the market

Such as this string/rant