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Applying a novel environmental health framework theory (I-ACT) to noise pollution policies in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands

Hammer, Monica S., Fan, Yi, Swinburn, Tracy K., Weber, Miram, Weinhold, Diana and Neitzel, Richard L. (2017) Applying a novel environmental health framework theory (I-ACT) to noise pollution policies in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. ISSN 0964-0568

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1385448

Abstract

I-ACT is a theoretical framework designed to guide environmental health improvement efforts. “IACT” identifies four interacting drivers of change that influence an environmental health aim: (1) Information systems; (2) public Awareness; (3) leadership and Coordination; and, (4) Tools. Actors can use I-ACT to clarify roles and identify strategies to impact their aim. Here we apply the I-ACT framework to a ubiquitous environmental hazard, noise pollution, comparing three Western countries: the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Our approach statutorily defines each country’s designated aims, qualitatively evaluates its information systems, awareness, coordination, and tools, and assesses the role of these drivers in achieving the aims. While the Netherlands and the United Kingdom demonstrated robust activity in some drivers, the United States showed limited activity and achievement. There appeared to be an association between achievement of aims and demonstrated elements of each driver, providing support for the utility of IACT.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjep20/current
Additional Information: © 2017 Newcastle University
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69643

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