Urban Environment Project


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Digital Atlas

The Digital Atlas illustrates key geographical aspects of urban environmental change in the Dublin city-region over the period 1990-2006. Drawing on research carried out by the project team the atlas provides a gateway to the work of the project which draws on the insights and expertise of a wide range of scientific disciplines including ecology, civil and mechanical engineering, climatology, human and physical geography and spatial planning. The work of the UEP has focussed on modelling future scenarios of urban environmental change. Such scenarios provide a key resource for enhancing the potential of evidence-based policy making in a spatial and environmental planning context.

The Digital Atlas is available as a downloadable interactive pdf

Digital Atlas COMPLETE


Chapter 1 Population Change and Urban Expansion

Chapter 2 Greenspace and Biodiversity

Chapter 3 Car Dependency and Air Quality

Chapter 4 Transport Energy

Chapter 5 Households and Energy Consumption

Chapter 6 Catchments and Flooding

Chapter 7 Future Scenarios

References and Data sources

The Digital Atlas was edited by UEP researchers Cormac Walsh and Elizabeth McNicholas

Academic Outputs

  • Synthesis Report
  • PhD theses
  • Presentations at international conferences
  • Publications in refereed international journals
  • Monthly seminars
  • Working Paper series - see Downloads section

Capacity Building

A number of workshops and training courses introduction users to the work of the project have taken place. Please contact the Project Manager sheila.convery@ucd.ie for details of upcoming sessions.

Communication and Dissemination

At the heart of the communication and dissemination work package is this web-site. Sign-up for the project e-Newletter so that we can keep you up-to-date with events and news as it unfolds.

A number of events, workshops and conferences have taken place over the course of the project. See the News section and the Downloads section for details.

Who’s involved

All of the project team