Work, Rest and Play: Planning for Functional Territories
On Thursday 7th April a small invite only interactive workshop will take place in Dundalk focussed on planning for functional territories in a cross-border context. The event is supported through the ESPON INTERSTRAT project of which NIRSA (National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis) and the RTPI (Royal Town . . . → Read More: ESPON Workshop, Dundalk, 7th April
The 8th ESPON Call which closed on March 21st resulted in a high level of applications. 53 applications were submitted in total. The distribution by the three Priorities was as follows: 23 proposals in Priority 1, 29 in Priority 2, 1 in Priority 3.
The figures below show that seven partners from Ireland participated in this call . . . → Read More: Latest ESPON Call attracted 53 applications from 29 countries and 285 potential project partners / stakeholders
This report on cross-border urban regions has key lessons for Ireland and in particular in the context of the Newry-Dundalk joint Gateway as well as the Dublin Belfast corridor more generally. This research has already informed the work of ICLRD on cross border and inter-jurisdictional planning. See here and here
Metropolises are the central nodes in a . . . → Read More: METROBORDER – Cross-border Polycentric Metropolitan Regions, the Final Report is online
The First ESPON Scientific Report of the 2007-2013 ESPON Programme was published in December 2010. It is avaialable to download from the ESPON website here. It focusses on three areas of analysis: cities, rural areas and rising energy prices. The report seeks to outline the contribution of ESPON research to scientific knowledge on territorial development and . . . → Read More: First ESPON Scientific Report Published
TPM – Territorial Performance Monitoring, the Inception Report is online
Territorial development at the regional level is becoming increasingly important for effectively addressing local and regional transformations as well as challenges at the European level. However, knowledge on the specific regional consequences of macro-challenges is limited and appropriate regional planning tools are rare.
The Territorial Performance Monitoring (TPM) . . . → Read More: Initial Information on Territorial Performance Monitoring Project
Targeted Analyses for Stakeholders: Territorial Evidence in Practice
The ESPON Programme organises its first High Level Conference on 11 May 2011 in Brussels (Belgium).
The conference will discuss the use of territorial evidence in practice on the basis of the experiences with Targeted Analysis for Stakeholders. At the event key policymakers in the field of Territorial Development . . . → Read More: ESPON High Level Conference
ESPON Database 2013, the Draft Final Report is now online
The Database will play a major role in the promotion of ESPON as an important player in the field of databases at the European scale. In partnership with Demifer, Edora Foci, ReRisk, TIPTAP and Priority 3 projects, the project provides a substantial database on European regions and . . . → Read More: ESPON Database 2013, the Draft Final Report is now online
EUROISLANDS – The Development of the Islands, European Islands and Cohesion Policy – the Draft Final Report is now online
The aim of the EUROISLANDS project is to deliver an appropriate reference work and a set of policy recommendations and strategic guidance to foster the sustainable development of the European islands within the European context. The Draft . . . → Read More: EUROISLANDS Draft Final Report online
ESPON published the final report of the Applied Research DEMIFER – Demographic and Migratory Flows affecting European Regions and Cities.
Two main developments form the point of departure for the project:
1. the ageing of the population in Europe in the next decades. A major consequence of the ageing of the population is that the working age population . . . → Read More: Final Report on Demography Published (DEMIFER Project)
EU-LUPA European Land Use Patterns produced its Inception Report
The Applied Research EU-LUPA aims at:
analysing comparable information about European regions and cities, based on already available data from different sources and at different levels,
supplying regionalised information integrating physical dimension (land cover) with socio-economic (land use) and environmental, in order to
understanding and obtaining a clear view on land . . . → Read More: ESPON Research in Progress: Land-use