Regional planning guideline review : using MOLAND as part of the strategic environmental assessment process

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Title: Regional planning guideline review : using MOLAND as part of the strategic environmental assessment process
Authors: Brennan, Michael
Shahumyan, Harutyun
Walsh, Cormac
Carty, John
Williams, Brendan
Convery, Sheila
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Date: 2009
Abstract: The urban fabric of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) has expanded rapidly over the past 20 years. In an effort to coordinate development across the region the “Strategic Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area” were introduced in 1999. These were updated in 2004 as the “Regional Planning Guidelines: Greater Dublin Area 2004-2016” and are currently in the process of another review to become the “Regional Planning Guidelines: Greater Dublin Area 2010-2022”. As part of the review a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was undertaken to evaluate the effect of several future settlement patterns on the region’s environment. The MOLAND model was used to simulate four scenarios of possible future settlement patterns for the GDA. These four scenarios were then evaluated in terms of several indicators of sustainability and the results discussed in terms of the implications of these future settlement patterns on the environment of the region.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Urban Institute Ireland
Series/Report no.: Urban Institute Ireland Working Papers Series; 09/07
Copyright (published version): Michael Brennan, Harutyun Shahumyan, Cormac Walsh, John Carty, Brendan Williams, Sheila Convery
Keywords: Urban planningStrategic environmental assessmentPolicy optionsScenario developmentRegional planningMOLAND model
Subject LCSH: City planning--Ireland--Dublin
Environmental impact analysis--Ireland--Dublin
Land settlement patterns--Computer simulation
Urban policy--Ireland--Dublin
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Working Papers
Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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