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 social and economic assessment of roads and other infrastructure. more..
We have applied a variety of methods to the assessment of the natural environment and ecosystem services, including large-scale surveys and valuation methods for topics such biodiversity, health, recreation, quality of life, climate change, forests, peatlands and the agri-environment. 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..