Accredited Planning Schools Research

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Environment & Natural Resources

Bullock, C, Collier, M (2011) ‘When the public good conflicts with an apparent preference for unsustainable behaviour’. Ecological Economics, 70 (5), pp.971-97. Click here for full text

Bullock, C, Collier, M, Convery, F.J. (2012) ‘Peatlands, their public good value and priorities for their future management - the example of Ireland’. Land Use Policy, 29 (4), pp.921-928. Click here for full text

Bullock, C., and Hawe, J. (2013) The Natural Capital Value of Native Woodland in Ireland. Woodlands of Ireland, Dublin. Click here for full text

Collier, M. (2011) ‘Incorporating socio-economic factors into restoration: implications from industrially harvested peatland’s. Restoration Ecology, 19 (5), pp.559-569. Click here for full text

Collier, M (2013) ‘Field boundary stone walls as exemplars of 'novel' ecosystems’. Landscape Research, 38 (1), pp.141-150. Click here for full text

Collier, M.J. (2014) 'Novel ecosystems and the emergence of cultural ecosystem services'. Ecosystem Services, 9 :166-169. Click here for full text

Collier, M, Mullins, E. (2013) Potential for longevity of novel genetically modified herbicide-tolerant traits in the Irish landscape. Irish Geography, 45 (2), pp.117-130. Click here for full text

Collier, M. Nedović-Budić, Z, Aerts, J, Connop, S, Foley, D, Foley, K, Newport, D, McQuaid, S, Slaev, A, Verburg, P (2013) ‘Transitioning to resilience and sustainability in urban communities. Cities, 32, pp.S21-S28. Click here for full text

Collier, M, Scott, M.J. (2010) ‘Focus group discourses in a mined landscape’. Land Use Policy, 27 (2), pp.304-312. Click here for full text

Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., and Joyce, D. (2014) 'Ireland's Carbon Tax in the Context of the Fiscal Crisis'. Cyprus Economic Policy Review, 8 (2):135-143.

Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (R. Butler) and Optimize (C.Bullock) (2014) An Economic Valuation Study of Cultural Ecosystem Services provided by Parks and Green Areas. Cunnane Stratton Reynolds, Dublin. Click here for access

Currie, G, Ahern, A, Delbosc, A (2011) ‘Exploring the drivers of light rail ridership : an empirical route level analysis of selected Australian, North American and European systems’. Transportation, 38 (3), pp.545-560. Click here for full text

EPA. (2016) 'Research 182: Green Infrastructure: A 'How To' Guide for Disseminating and Integrating the Concept into Spatial Plannng Practice'. Click here for full report

EPA. (2016) 'Research 188: Integrating Ecosystem Approaches, Green Infrastructure and Spatial Planning'. Click here for full report

Ferreira, S., Akay, A., Brereton, F., Cuñado, J., Martinsson,P., Moro, M. and Ningal, T. (2013) 'Life Satisfaction and Air Quality in Europe'. Ecological Economics . Click here for full text

Fu, M., Kelly, J.A. and Clinch, J.P. (2014) 'Residential solid fuel use: Modelling the impacts and policy implications of natural resource access, temperature, income, gas infrastructure and government regulation'. Applied Geography, 52 :1-13.Click here for abstract

García-Molinos, J., Viana, M., Brennan, M. & Donohue, I. (2015) 'Importance of long-term cycles for predicting water level dynamics in natural lakes'. PLoS ONE . Click here for full text

Hernandez, P, Kenny, P (2012) ‘Net energy analysis of domestic solar water heating installations in operation’. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (1), pp.170-177. Click here for full text

King, E.A., Murphy, E, Rice, H.J. (2011) ‘Implementation of the EU environmental noise directive: lessons from the first phase of strategic noise mapping and action planning in Ireland’. Journal of Environmental Management, 92 (3), pp.756-764. Click here for access

Lennon, M. (2015) 'Nature conservation in the Anthropocene: preservation, conservation and the challenge of novel ecosystems'. Planning Theory and PracticeClick here for full text

Lennon, M. (2016) ‘Moral-Material Ontologies of Nature Conservation: Exploring the Discord between Ecological Restoration and Novel Ecosystems’. Environmental Values. Click here for full text

Lennon, M., Scott, M., Collier, M.J. and Foley, K. (2015) 'The emergence of green infrastructure as promoting the centralisation of a landscape perspective in spatial planning'. Landscape Research Click here for full text

Murphy, Enda, King, Eoin A. (2010) ‘Strategic environmental noise mapping: methodological issues concerning the implementation of the EU Environmental Noise Directive and their policy implications’. Environment International, 36 (3), pp.290-298. Click here for access

Murphy, E, King, E.A. (2011) ‘Scenario analysis and noise action planning: modelling the impact of mitigation measures on population exposure’. Applied Acoustics, 72 (8), pp.487-494. Click here for access

Murphy, E. and King, E.A. (2014) 'An assessment of residential exposure to environmental noise at a shipping port'. Environment International, 63 :207-2015. Click here for full text

Murphy, E, King, E.A., Rice, H.J. (2009) ‘Estimating human exposure to transport noise in central Dublin, Ireland’. Environment International, 35 (2), pp.298-302. Click here for access

Norton, C et al. (2016) 'Towards an Integrated Policy Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning in Ireland: Recommendations for Preparing Maritime Spatial Plans in Ireland'. EPA Research Click here for full text.

O'Neill, E. with Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2014) 'Urban design and adapting to flood risk: the role of green infrastructure'. Journal of Urban Design, 19 (5):745-758.Click here for full text

O’Neill, E. Brennan, M. Brereton, F. and Shahumyan, H.(2014) 'Exploring a spatial statistical approach to quantify flood risk perception using cognitive maps'. Natural Hazards Click here for full text

O’ Sullivan, B., Brady, W., Ray, K., Sikora, E., Murphy., E. (2014). ‘Governance, Urban Form and Landscape: exploring the scope for an integrated approach to metropolitan spatial planning’, Planning Practice and Research, 29 (3), pp. 302-316. Click here for access.

O’Sullivan, B. and Ray, K. (2012). ‘The Metropolitan Cork Green Belt: Synergies and tensions between strategic and local understandings of landscape value’. In: Mianowski, M. (ed.). Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan. Click here for full text.

Ray, K. (2016) ‘Landscape and Planning: Exploring the Relationship in Decision-Making’. In: Collins, T. et al., Landscape Values: Place and Praxis. Galway: Centre for Landscape Studies. Click here for access.

Ray, K. (2013). ‘Where a European Convention Meets a European Directive’. In: Newman, C., Nussaume, Y., and Pedroli, B. (eds.). Landscape and Imagination: Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world. Florence: UNISCAPE. Click here for text

Ray, K., Sikora, E. and Counsell, D. (2014). The Rothschild Reserves in Ireland, 1914-2014: An Investigation into the Natural Heritage of the Republic of Ireland. Newark: The Wildlife Trusts. Click here for access.

Governance, Law, Ethics

Fox-Rogers, L. and Murphy, E. (2014) 'Informal strategies of power in the local planning system'. Planning Theory, 13 (3):244-268. Click here for full text

Fox-Rogers, L, Murphy, E, Grist, B (2011) Legislative change in Ireland: a marxist political economy critique of planning law. Town Planning Review, 82 (6), pp.639-668. Click here for access

Leading Cities (2014) ‘Co-Creating cities defining co-creation as a means of citizen engagement’. Joint Publication 2/2014 Leading Cities, Boston. Report. Leading Cities, Boston,Mass. USA. Click here for full text

Lennon, M. (2016) ‘On 'The Subject' of Planning's Public Interest’. Planning Theory, 2016. Click here for full text  

Murphy, E. and Fox-Rogers, L. (2015) 'Perceptions of the common good in planning'. Cities, 42 :231-241. Click here for full text

Nedovic-Budic, Z; Williams, K (2013) 'Becoming uCity: The Case of Chicago'. Journal of Urban Management, 2 (2):3-26. Click here for full text


Parkinson, A., Scott, M., and Redmond, D. (2015) 'Defining 'official' built heritage discourses within the Irish planning framework: insights from conservation planning as social practice'. European Planning Studies . Click here for access

Housing & Settlement

Collier, M, Scott, M.J (2009) ‘Conflicting rationalities, knowledge and values in scarred landscapes’. Journal of Rural Studies, 25 (3), pp.267-277. Click here for full text

Devitt, C., O’Neill, E. & Waldron, R. 2016. Drivers and barriers among householders to managing domestic wastewater treatment systems in the Republic of Ireland; implications for risk prevention behaviour. Journal of Hydrology, 534-546. Click here for access

Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M. (2013) 'Placing housing in rural development: exogenous, endogenous and neo-endogenous approaches'. SOCIOLOGIA RURALIS . Click here for full text

Lawton, P, Murphy, E, Redmond, D (2013) ‘Residential preferences of the 'creative class’?'. Cities, 31 (2), pp.47-56. Click here for full text

Murphy, E., Scott, M,J. (2013) ‘Mortgage-related issues in a crisis economy: evidence from rural households in Ireland’, Geoforum, 46, pp.34-44. Click here for full text

Murphy, E. and Scott, M. (2014) ''After the crash': life satisfaction, everyday financial practices and rural households in post Celtic Tiger Ireland'. Journal of Rural Studies, 34 :37-49. Click here for full text

Murphy, E. and Scott, M. (2014) 'Household vulnerability in rural areas: results of an index applied during a housing crash, economic crisis and under austerity conditions'. Geoforum, 51:75-86 Click here for full text

Scott, M. and Gkartzios, M. (2014) 'Rural housing: questions of resilience'. Housing and Society, 41 (2):247-276. Click here for full text

Waldron, R. 2016. The “unrevealed casualties” of the Irish mortgage crisis: Analysing the broader impacts of mortgage market financialisation. Geoforum, 69, 53-66. Click here for access

Waldron, R. & Redmond, D. 2014. The Extent of the Mortgage Crisis in Ireland and Policy Responses. Housing Studies, 29, 149-165. Click here for text

Waldron, R. & Redmond, D. 2016 (For)Bearing the costs of reckless lending: examining the response to the Irish mortgage arrears crisis. International Journal of Housing Policy, 16, 267-292. Click here for access

Waldron, R. & Redmond, D. 2016 Stress in Suburbia: Counting the Costs of Ireland's Property Crash and Mortgage Arrears Crisis. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 107, 484-501. Click here for full text

Waldron, R. & Redmond, D. 2016 “We’re just existing, not living!” Mortgage stress and the concealed costs of coping with crisis. Housing Studies, 1-29. Click here for access

Regional & Economic Development

Breau, S. Kogler, D.F Bolton,  Kenyon C. (2014) 'On the Relationship between Innovation and Wage Inequality: New Evidence from Canadian Cities'. Economic Geography, 90 (4):1-23. Click here for full text

Di Maria, C, Valente, S (2012) ‘Hicks meets Hotelling: the direction of technical change in capital–resource economies’. Environment and Development Economics, 13 (6), pp.691-717. Click here for full text

Kogler, D. F. Rigby D. L. Tucker, I. (2013) 'Mapping Knowledge Space and Technological Relatedness in US Cities'. European Planning Studies, 21 (9):1374-1391. Click here for full text

Lawton, P, Murphy, E, Redmond, D (2010) ‘Examining the role of 'creative class' ideas in urban and economic policy formation: the case of Dublin, Ireland’. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 1 (4), pp.267-286. Click here for access

Murphy, E., Fox-Rogers, L. and Redmond, D. (2015) 'Location decision-making of 'creative' industries: the media and computer game sectors in Dublin, Ireland'. Growth And Change, 46 (1):97-113. Click here for full text

Murphy, E, Redmond, D. (2009) ‘The role of 'hard' and 'soft' factors for accommodating creative knowledge: insights from Dublin's 'creative class’, Irish Geography, 42 (1), pp.69- 84. Click here for access

Shahumyan H., Williams B. Foley W. (2015) 'Spatial Cluster Analysis Informing Policy Making in Ireland'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9157 :511-524 Click here for access

Shahumyan, H.; Williams, B.; Petrov, L.; Foley, W. (2014) 'Regional Development Scenario Evaluation through Land Use Modelling and Opportunity Mapping'. Land, September (3):1180-1213. Click here for full text

Van Egeraat, C.; Kogler, D. F. (2013) 'Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation Networks'. European Planning Studies, 21 (9):1317-1322 Click here for full text

Walsh, C. and, B. Williams (2013) 'Metropolitan Hinterland relations in the Dublin city-region: Lessons from Germany'. Administration, Journal of the Ipa: 133-153. Click here for full text

Williams, B. Foley, W. Cudden, J. Shahumyan, H. (2013) Synthesis Report: Dublin Ireland's Flagship. DRA, Dublin. Click here for full text


Broderick, C. and O’Connor, D. “The Potential for Orbital Public Transport Services in the Greater Dublin Area”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2012. Click here for text 

Fu, M, Ahern, A, Kelly.A.J. (2011) ‘Regional Characteristics and the distribution of car engine sizes: a case study of Ireland’. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16 (7), pp.509-514. Click here for access

Harrison, O. and O’Connor, D., “Rail Catchment Analysis in the Greater Dublin Area”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2012. Click here for access 

King, E.A., Murphy, E, McNabola, A (2009) ‘Reducing pedestrian exposure to environmental pollutants: a combined noise exposure and air quality analysis approach’. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 14 (5), pp.309-316. Click here for access

King, E.A., Murphy, E, Rice, H.J. (2011) ‘Evaluating the impact on noise levels of a ban on private cars in Dublin city centre, Ireland’. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16 (7), pp.532-539. Click here for full text

Murphy, E. (2009) ‘Excess commuting and modal choice’. Transportation Research Part A : policy and practice, 43 (8), pp.735-743. Click here for access

Murphy, E. (2012) ‘Urban spatial location advantage : the dual of the transportation problem and its implications for land-use and transport planning’. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46 (1), pp.91-101. Click here for full text

Murphy, E, Killen, J.E. (2011) ‘Commuting economy : an alternative approach for assessing regional commuting efficiency’. Urban Studies, 48 (6), pp.1255-1272. Click here for access

Murphy, E. and Usher, J. (2015) 'The role of bicycle-sharing in the city: analysis of the Irish experience'. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9 (2):116-125.Click here for full text

O’Connor, D. “Evidence for Orbital Public Transport Corridors in the Greater Dublin Area”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2015. Click here to view full text

O’Connor, D. “Alternatives to the Use of Heritage Squares for Bus Layover in Dublin City Centre”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2015 Click here for access

O’Connor, D. “Stillorgan QBC Level of Service Appraisal”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2014. Click here for access 

O’Connor, D. “Malahide QBC Level of Service Appraisal”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2014. Click here for full text

O’Connor, D. “An Appraisal of the National Transport Authority Corporate Structure”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2011. Click here for access 

O’Connor, D. “The Potential for Origin-based Mobility Management Plans in the Greater Dublin Area”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2010. Click here for text 

O’Connor, D., Borscheid, M., Reid, O. “An Assessment of Mobility among Key Disadvantaged Communities in North East Dublin”, Proceedings of the AESOP-ACSP Joint Congress, Dublin 2013. Click here for text 

O’Connor, D. and Kavanagh, P. “Stillorgan QBC Dwell Time Analysis”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2014l. Click here for access

O’Connor, D. Nix, J. Bradshaw, S. and Sheil, E. “Shopper Travel Behaviour in Dublin City Centre”, Proceedings of Irish Transport Research Network 2011. Click here for text

 Zhou, J., Murphy, E. and Long, Y. (2014) 'Commuting efficiency in the Beijing metropolitan area: An exploration combining smartcard and travel survey data'. Journal of Transport Geography, 41 :175-183. Click here for full text

 Zhou, J., Murphy, E. and Long, Y. (2014) 'Visualizing the minimum solution of the transportation problem of linear programming (TPLP) for Beijing's bus commuters'. Environment and Planning A, 46 (9):2051-2054. Click here for full text

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