Urban Environment Project: An Introduction

Welcome to the information hub for the Urban Environment Project. The aim of this multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional research project is to better understand the link between development, land-use change and associated economic and environmental impact within urban regions. The project is based at UCD's Urban Institute Ireland and includes academic partners in TCD and NUI Maynooth as well as a specialist GIS company, ERA-Maptech. We also work with the local authorities and regional authorities in the Greater Dublin Region.

Research Publications are listed here.

Working papers are published on an ongoing basis. Click here to download the most recently published papers.

At the core of the project is MOLAND a land-use computer model (using GIS technologies) which includes socio-economic and demographic information. The UEP focuses on 6 new themes which will be incorporated into the existing decision-support tool.

The themes are:

There is a detailed description of the programme of work for each of these themes as well as for the other parts of the project which deal with applications, deliverables and management.

Whilst the project focuses on the Greater Dublin Region we welcome interactions with our European colleagues and expect that our experiences on the project will be of interest to policy makers, scholars and practitioners across Europe and further afield.