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 their health and wellbeing. This conference will focus on the planning implications from recent research conducted as part of the ESRI/EPA Environment Research Programme.

For more information on this research programme, see here

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Conference Programme

9:30

Introduction

Niall Cussen (Office of the Planning Regulator)

9:50

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

Dr Gianluca Grilli (ESRI)

10:15

Design and planning for green space as a health-promoting environment

Prof. Mark Scott (University College Dublin)

10:40

The impact of green space on Irish property values

Dr Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin) 

11:05

Q&A

11:25

Break

11:40

Picture or playground: Valuing coastal amenities

Tom Gillespie (NUI Galway)

12:00

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

Dr Seán Lyons (ESRI)

12:20

Q&A

12:30

Closing address

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