Environmental Impact Assessment.
Optimize has applied cost benefit analysis to a variety of projects that include environmental policy, strategic projects and transport projects. Optimize regularly contributes to environmental impact assessment, principally in the form of the socio-economic assessment of roads, rail and public transport and can provide expertise in conjoint choice analysis of transport demand. more..
We are experienced in the analysis of public goods and have undertaken a variety of projects in which we have combined large-scale surveys with advanced valuation methods for topics such as the relationship between environment and quality of life, climate change, biodiversity, forests, heritage, agri-environment, peatlands, housing and recreation. more..
The Built Environment
We have examined a variety of issues in the built and planned environment including the costs and benefits of rural housing and the role of urban green space. We have also worked on social impact assessments of residential development and local area plans. more..