The Greater Dublin Region, Ireland: Experiences in Applying Urban Modelling in Regional Planning and Engaging Between Scientists and Stakeholders

  • Laura O. Petrov
  • Brendan Williams
  • Harutyun Shahumyan
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


This work investigates the Greater Dublin Region of Ireland where urban planning and development was poorly controlled, leading to changes in its spatial configuration and particularly the preponderance of a sprawl pattern of development. The main goal is to share how science meets regions and cities needs by collaborating with stakeholders on the process of policy scenarios and selection of indicators to support them on future urban and regional planning and development. Learning from each other is an essential part to move towards future sustainability of the EU’s Cities and Regions, and worldwide.


Europe land use and urban development Land use policy scenarios Development of indicators Scientists and stakeholders’ collaboration Regional strategic planning and development 



The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Environmental Protection Agency under contract 2005-CD-U1-M1. All work undertaken with the MOLAND model for the GDR is under licence from RIKS b.v. and Joint Research Centre under licence no. JRC.BWL.30715.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura O. Petrov
    • 1
  • Brendan Williams
    • 2
  • Harutyun Shahumyan
    • 2
  1. 1.The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College DublinDublinIreland

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