December 8, 2017

This work by Justin Doran (Director) of the Spatial and Regional Economic Research Centre, UCC and myself identifies that the urban areas in Ireland - resisted and recovered - the economic shock the best, relative to other areas after the Great Recession of 2008. Our a...

This first appeared on RTÉ Brainstorm at the link here.

Opinion: the Ireland 2040 plan seeks balanced development throughout the country, but that's something which has historically proved elusive and stymies long term national growth

For most of humanity, humans have pr...

Kevin O'Neill

A UCC economist has hit out at the proposed extension of Cork city, claiming that local interests have taken precedence over the benefit of the wider city region.

Dr Frank Crowley, a lecturer in economics at Cork Business School in UCC, said that the expans...

Jan Gehl is author of 'Cities for people'. A fantastic book for anyone involved in Urban planning and a must read and prescription. His not-for-profit institute website can be accessed here. And their tools for measuring public life are excellent starter kits for desig...

Housing, housing, housing. It really is one of the main economic stories of 2017 and the problem is receiving a lot of attention in the media as the homeless crisis grows and millennials are finding it more difficult than previous generations, to get on the housing lad...

December 1, 2017

Presentation of exciting NEW work by my colleague Justin Doran and myself  on #Regional #resilience in #Ireland at next weeks (WEDS, 6th of DEC)  CUBS WINTER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM. To register for the event here

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