ESPON Ireland Seminar: Indicator Development and Monitoring for the National Spatial Strategy and Regional Planning Guidelines: Dublin, 28th September

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The National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NUI Maynooth) as ESPON Contact Point for Ireland will host a seminar on 28th September in Dublin city centre (venue tbc). The seminar is supported by the ESPON programme and will focus on indicator development and monitoring for the National Spatial Strategy and RPGs. We have three confirmed high-profile international speakers who have particular expertise and experience as detailed below:

For further information please contact Dr. Cormac Walsh – cormac.walsh[at]nuim.ie, 01-7086210

Confirmed International Guest Speakers:

Prof. Cecilia Wong (Approaches to spatial
planning evaluation and monitoring in the UK)
Prof. Wong


Prof. Wong is Professor of Spatial Planning at theUniversity of Manchester. She has particular expertise in measuring spatial planning outcomes and the application of quantitative indicators in the context of the UK. Recent projects include a major study,commissioned by the Royal Town PlanningInstitute entitled ‘Measuring the Outcomes of Spatial Planning in England’ (2008). She is also the author of Quantitative Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning: the Interplay of Policy and Methods, published by Routledge in 2006.
Dr. Kai Böhme (European approaches to indicator
development and territorial monitoring – insights
from the ESPON
Programme)
Dr. Böhme is Director of Spatial Foresight, a

Luxembourg-based consultancy, providing territorial policy support and research. He specialises in European regional and territorial research and policies, international comparative studies in the fields of regional policies, spatial planning, and in the territorial impacts of sector policies. He has extensive first-hand experience with the ESPON programme and indicator development at the European level.

Dr. David Evers (Territorial Impact Assessment,

the Dutch Approach)

David Evers works for the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and is the currently the Dutch ESPON Contact Point. He has particular interest and expertise in the assessment of the territorial impact of policies. For example at the European level, Territorial Impact Assessment (TIA) has been applied to evaluate the geographical impact of other EU programmes such as the Common Agricultural Policy. Which regions have benefited and where has there been a comparatively negative impact? In 2009 he published a major report on the impact of Territorial Cohesion Policy in the Netherlands.

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