Latest publication: Urban Structure, Spatial Planning and Climate Emissions

The secretariat of the National Economic and Social Council (Ireland) published a paper, entitled ‘Urban Structure, Spatial Planning and Climate Emissions’.  The paper examines the relationship between urban structure, spatial planning and climate emissions, in particular transport-related emissions.  The paper focuses in particular on the some of the key literature that has sought to analysis this relationship.  The paper also considers the case for developing new approaches to evaluating the impact of urban structure and spatial planning on supporting sustainable development and reducing transport-related emissions.  The paper concludes with a focus on the enabling role of urban structure with regards to sustainable mobility. Read More