|dc.description.abstract||The inequitable distribution of undesirable and potentially hazardous land uses is an issue across North America. In Nova Scotia no legislation requires equity to be considered during the waste disposal facility site selection process.
The purpose of this project is to support the formalization of siting procedural equity as one of the criterion in waste disposal facility siting processes in Nova Scotia. Siting equity is “the fairness of siting a facility at a particular location and the fairness of the process for reaching that decision” (Lang, 1990, p. 84).
The report is informed by a literature, policy and government document review. Interviews and a workshop with ten planners and other experts familiar with waste siting also guide the findings. Participant feedback suggests three strategic actions governments can take to help integrate equity into site selection processes. The three actions are to (1) build an awareness of equity in government and communities, (2) integrate equity into policy and regulations, and (3) encourage use of appropriate site selection tools.