Urban Environment Project


New Position available for Post Doctoral Researcher in GIS/Modelling for UEP team. Apply before 12 noon April 8th 2008. To apply email your CV to the UEP Project manager sheila.convery@ucd.ie Click here for job description. For further details about working at UCD please browse the UCD web-site www.ucd.ie

2nd Annual Steering Review meeting announced and details of upcoming conferences and events. Click here for more.

For details of the EPA's recently released web-based GIS facility and other news click here.

Details of upcoming conferences for August and September and calls for abstracts are listed here.

Cormac Walsh, UEP Researcher has fundamental role in recent NUI Maynooth publication.
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Planning professionals and decision-makers gathered at Newman House, St. Stephen's Green to discuss current issues and opportunities arising as a result of closer integration of the National Spatial Strategy and the National Development Plan. The Urban Environment Project hosted the half day event and welcomed the opportunity to meet with staff working on the front line of implementing these changes. Click here for a full report.

Bright Osei Twumasi joins the UEP team. Hailing from Ghana, Bright has spent 5 years in the UK working in GIS and modelling at Bournemouth University. Bright has also spent time in the Netherlands at the prestigious International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). We welcome him on board!

UEP Researchers attended a 3 day intensive training course at RIKS b.v., Maastricht. Click here for further details.

Details of upcoming conferences (Irish and European) in geography and geo-science disciplines is listed here.

On Friday December 15th, the UEP Steering Group convened at UII for the first review of the project and its progress to date. The Steering Group consisted of Professor Mike Batty of UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), Dr. John Henry, CEO of the Dublin Transport Office and Bruce McCormack, Dept. of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government. The day involved a series of presentations and discussions on the various themes of the Urban Environment Project. It provided a welcome opportunity for the various teams to examine each others' progress to date and a forum to reinforce cross-theme collaboration, e.g. the marrying of the concerns of Biodiversity with those of Urban Sprawl, ensuring the production of a robust and wide-ranging model of the link between development, land-use change and associated economic and environmental impact within Dublin. The Steering Group's vast experience in the fields of modelling, spatial analysis, urban environment and policy development were brought to bear on the themes and their valuable input has helped refine the research being carried out and the plans for future development.

On Friday December 15th, the UEP Steering Group will convene at UII for the first review of the project and its progress to date. The day will involve a series of presentations and discussions on the various components of the Urban Environment Project. The Steering Group is composed of experts in the fields of modelling, spatial analysis, urban environment and policy development. Presentations, photos and main findings from the day will be available on the project site.

Job Opportunity on board the UEP team.
We are seeking a GIS/Modelling Researcher of the highest calibre to work with a multi-disciplinary team as part of an EPA-funded research project on the Urban Environment. The project is based at UCD Urban Institute and involves a number of schools at UCD, partners in TCD, NUI Maynooth and ERA-Maptec Ltd. as well as collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The aim of the project is to design decision support tools which will enable planners and policy makers to gain a better understanding of the inter-relationships between development, space and the environment and to support decision making at local authority and national levels. Full details are available at:
(Reference no. 002651)
Or contact: Sheila Convery, Project Manager, Urban Environment Project, UCD Urban Institute Ireland, Richview, Clonskeagh Drive, Dublin 14, Ireland
Email: Sheila.convery@ucd.ie
Tel: +353.1-716 2695
Closing date: 24th November, 2006


The Urban Environment Project was officially launched by Dick Roche T.D. on 24th July at the Barracuda in Bray, Co. Wicklow. A crowd gathered to hear speeches delivered by the Minister and Project Director Prof. Frank Convery. For press release, photos and to download the speeches please see the links below.
Press Release
Click here to view photographs from the launch.
Download Professor Frank Converys Speech at the project launch
Download Official speech from Dick Roche TD at the project launch