Save the date: Value of the local environment for health and wellbeing: planning implications

A high-quality local environment can offer many benefits for an area’s residents, improving health and wellbeing. This conference will focus on the planning implications from recent research under the ESRI/EPA Environment Research Programme.

This will be a half-day conference and will take place in the morning.

For more information on this research programme, see here

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Conference Programme


Niall Cussen (Office of the Planning Regulator)

Evaluating health benefits derived from green and blue spaces using a choice experiment survey

Dr Gianluca Grilli (ESRI)

The impact of green space on Irish property values

Dr Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin) 

Picture or playground: Valuing coastal amenities

Tom Gillespie (NUI Galway)

Do rising rents lead to longer commutes? A gravity model of commuting flows in Ireland

Dr Seán Lyons (ESRI)

Closing address

Dr Matt Crowe (Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency)