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Brendan Williams

Associate Professor

School Of Architecture, Plan & Env Pol
Planning and Env Policy
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162765
Email: brendan.williams@ucd.ie

Biography

Brendan Williams lectures in Urban Development, Urban Economics and Comparative Planning systems at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin. His principal research themes are urban development and policy frameworks in Ireland and internationally and applied research on the role of property markets in economic development. He was Deputy Head of  the Geography Planning and Environmental Policy school at UCD from 2007-2010. He is currently Director of the Urban Environment Research Project at University College Dublin and has taught and researched at a number of universities in North America and Europe for over 20 years.   Dr. Williams is  Affiliate Professor to the National Center for Smart Growth at University of Maryland U.S. since February 2015.

In addition from February 2011-2015 Brendan was Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston. He has published approximately 100 scientific papers and edited/co-authored 6 books on various aspects of planning and development in Ireland and internationally. (For more publications click here)

In 2015 he was appointed as Evaluator/Reviewer for EU Joint Research Council Consolidator Grants in the areas of Environment, Space and Population.  Brendan has mentored and participated in committees for over 20 doctoral students; including  acting as external examiner for universities including  Trinity College Dublin, UCC, University of Ulster and University of Barcelona. His work has been featured by both national and international media including RTE, BBC,Deutsche Welle and the Washington Post. (click here for links to media pieces).  He has also extensive experience in professional consultancy and commercial research in urban development issues for a wide range of clients including the IMF, Government Agencies, Financial and Property companies. For a full biography please click here.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Invited Presentation to An Taoiseach Prime Minister
Year: 2012.
Title: Presidents Award for Research
Year: 2013.
Title: Invitation to Chair session of UN Cities against Poverty conference
Year: 2014.
Title: Invited Guest Speaker OECD Conference
Year: 2006.
Title: Awarded HOK best paper award Paper to ERES Conference,Weimar, June 2006

Associations

Association: Society of Chartered Surveyors, Function/Role: Fellow of Society of Chartered Surveyors
Association: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Function/Role: Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Association: Society of Chartered Surveyors, Function/Role: Member of Research Committee
Association: FIG Federation of International Surveyors, Function/Role: Irish representative to FIG
Association: Planning and Development Division Society of Chartered Surveyors, Function/Role: Chair
Association: Planning and Development Division for Society of Chartered Surveyors , Function/Role: Secretary
Association: SCS, Function/Role: SCS representative to FIG commission the international organisation for this profession
     

Conference Contributions

Convery, S., Williams, B. (2016) Exploring determinants of mode choice for non-work travel in the Greater Dublin Region. [Oral Presentation], Irish Transport Research Network 2016, DIT Grangegorman , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16.
Convery, S., Williams, B. (2017) Exploring the influences of neighbourhood type, attitudes and life stage on non-work travel behaviour patterns: Insights from Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Universities Transport Studies Group Conference 2017, Gresham Hotel, Dublin , 04-JAN-17 - 06-JAN-17.
Williams, B. (2009) Shaping the Dublin of 2020: meeting future challenges for managing the Urban Environmen. [Invited Oral Presentation], MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE ¿ UCD EARTH SYSTEMS INSTITUTE IN COLLABORATION WITH COMHAR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IRELAND, MET ÉIREANN, NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IRELAND, TEAGASC, Dublin , 15-MAY-09 - 15-MAY-09.
Williams, B. (2010) The Choices for the Greater Dublin Region. [Invited Oral Presentation], Transforming Ireland Seminar Series, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices , 28-OCT-10 - 28-OCT-10.
Convery, S and Williams, B. (2014) An Analysis of Non-work travel in the Greater Dublin Region. [Oral Presentation], Irish Transport Research Network 2014, University of Limerick , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14.
Ge, Xin, J., Williams, B. (2015) House Price Determinants in Sydney. [Oral Presentation], 22nd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference, Instanbul, Turkey , 01-MAY-16 - 31-MAY-16.
Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2009) PLUREL-Sixth General Project Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL-Peri-Urban Land Use Relationship, Montpellier-France , 11-OCT-09 - 15-OCT-09.
Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2009) PLUREL-Fifth General Project Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL-Peri-Urban Land Use Relationship, Koper-Slovenia , 30-MAR-09 - 02-APR-09.
Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2008) PLUREL-M2 Group Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL, Vienna, Austria , 04-FEB-08 - 05-FEB-08.
Convery, S Williams, B; (2008) Presentation on MOLAND. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2008, Institute of Irish Studies, Liverpool , 09-MAY-08 - 11-MAY-08.
Convery, S Williams, B; (2008) IRLOGI Annual Irish Conference for GI Professionals and Researchers. [Oral Presentation], GIS Ireland 2008, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin , 15-OCT-08 - 15-OCT-08.
Brendan Williams; (2006) The integration of enterprise, regeneration and cluster policies in the development of the International Financial services Centre in Dublin. [International Refereed Conference], ERES Conference, Wiemar , 01-JUN-06.

Committees

Committee : SCS Education Committee
Committee : SCS Research Committes
 

Education

Year 1987 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1980 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1986 Institution: Royal College of General Pract
Qualification: ARICS Subject:

Languages

Gaeilge:
German:
French:

Consultancy

Client: Dublin Regional Authority
 

Journals Edited

: Co-Editor.
: Editorial Advisory Board Member.
Journal Of Irish Urban Studies: Co-Editor.

Other Activities

Member of Advisory Group Empowering Communities in Disadvantaged Urban Areas:  towards greater community participation in iIrish urban planning? 

Policy Advice/Consultancy to Affordable Homes Partnership

Publications

Books

Williams, B., Reynolds-Feighan, A. (2015) Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. [Details]
Williams, B., Killen D. (1997) Valuation Tribunal Judgements Volume 1, Book and CD Rom Versions. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration,, 1997. [Details]
Williams, B., Killen D (1999) Valuation Tribunal Judgements Volume 2 Book and CD Rom Version. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Dubben, N., Williams, B. (2009) Partnerships in Urban Property Development. Publication June 2009. Oxford,UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishers. [Details]

Book Chapters

Williams, B. (2015) 'Creating the Built Environment. Property Markets and the Supply of Built Space' In: Williams, B., Reynolds-Feighan, A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. , pp.185 [Details]
Williams, B (2015) 'Public Policy and Urban and Regional Development Markets' In: Williams B. Reynolds-Feighan A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. uk: McGraw Hill Education. , pp.201-216 [Details]
Williams B., Purcell S. and Hynes W. (2015) 'Market Prices and Volatility Housing Booms Slumps and Recovery' In: Williams B. Reynolds-Feighan A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. , pp.236-257 [Details]
Attuyer K., Mac Laran A. and Williams B. (2015) 'Changing Office Location Patterns.. The Impact of the Peripheral Expansion of the Greater Dublin region' In: Williams B. Reynolds-Feighan A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. , pp.258-293 [Details]
Williams, B. (2015) 'Property Market Failure and Policy Responses' In: Williams B and Reynolds-Feighan, A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. [Details]
Williams, B. (2015) 'The European Union Context of National Planning, Commentary' In: Knaap, G -J, Nedovic-Budic, Z. and Carbonell A (eds). Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe. United States: Lincoln Insitute of Land Policy. [Details]
Williams, B. (2015) 'Studying Places and Spaces' In: Williams B. and Reynolds- Feighan, A (eds). Urban and Regional Economics. UK: McGraw Hill Education. , pp.15-30 [Details]
Petrov L., Williams B. Shahumyan H., Convery S. (2012) 'National Borders and Transport corridors in Europe: Evidence of linkages in the Dublin-Belfast corridor' In: Campagna, M. De Montis, A. Isola, F. Lai, S. Pira, C. Zoppi, C (eds). Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation. Milano: FrancoAngeli. , pp.193-205 [Details]
Brendan Williams; (1991) 'Local Property Taxation in Ireland, . ' In: Brendan Williams; (eds). Comparative Property Tax Schemes. UK: Avebury Publishing UK. [Details]
Williams, B. (1999) 'The Present and Future Role of Property Taxation in Local Government Funding in Ireland ' In: Williams., B (eds). Property Tax, An International Reveiw. UK: Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
Williams B., Mc Cluskey W.J., (1999) 'Introduction A Comparative Evaluation in Property Tax' In: Williams ,B.,Mc Cluskey W.J. (eds). Property Tax, An International Comparative Review. UK: Ashgate Publishing UK. [Details]
Williams, B Ratcliffe, J (2000) 'Valuations: Principles Into Practice' In: Rees and Hayward (eds). Development Properties. London: Estates Gazette. [Details]
Williams, B., Shiels, P. (2002) 'The Financial Services Sector in Dublin , in Les Cahiers quarterly publication of IAURIF, the Institute of Urban Planning and Development, Paris, France 2002. English and French versions' In: Williams, B., Shiels, P (eds). Les Cahiers. Iaurif ,Paris, France: Iaurif. [Details]
Williams, B., Shiels, P. (2002) 'The Socio-Economic Profile of Dublin , in Les Cahiers quarterly publication of IAURIF, the Institute of Urban Planning and Development, Paris, France 2002. English and French versions' In: Williams, B., Shiels, P (eds). Les Cahiers. Iaurif ,Paris, France: Iaurif. [Details]
Williams,B Adair, A. (2002) 'Real Estate Education in Ireland' In: Warner Schulte, K (eds). Real Estate Education throughout the World edited by Dr. Karl Warner Schulte. European Business School, Springer, Germany.(2002): Germany. [Details]
Williams, B. MacLaran,A. (2003) 'Dublin Property Development and Planning in the Entrepreneurial City' In: MacLaran, A (eds). Making Space Property Development and Urban Planning. London: Arnold. , pp.148-172 [Details]
Andrew MacLaran and Brendan williams (2005) 'Urban renewal and the Private Rented Sector' In: Norris ,M. and Redmond, D (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. , pp.144-159 [Details]
Williams, B. McLaran, A; (2007) 'The Private Rented Sector in Dublin: Decline and Renewal' In: Williams, B. McLaran, A; (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Netherlands: Springer Press. [Details]
Williams, B. Shiels, P (2007) 'Blanchardstown, Suburban regeneration and renewal ' In: Peiser, R., Schmitz, A. (eds). Regenerating Older Suburbs. Washington USA: Urban Land Institute. [Details]
Redmond, D., Williams, B. & Punch, M.; (2007) 'Planning and sustainability: metropolitan planning, housing and land policy' In: Redmond, D., Williams, B. & Punch, M.; (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Netherlands: Springer. [Details]
Redmond, D., Williams, B. Punch, M.; (2007) 'Planning and Sustainability: Metropolitan Planning, Housing and Land Policy' In: Norris, M and Redmond, D (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Netherlands: Springer Press. [Details]
Ustaoglu, E. & Williams, B. (2010) ; (2010) 'Economic Evaluation of the Land-Use Transport Relationship in the European Region. Costs and Benefits Related to Evaluation of Rapid Rail Investments on Urban Form and Development' In: Ustaoglu, E. & Williams, B. (2010) ; (eds). EU PLUREL D2.4.5. Copenhagen: EU Plurel. [Details]
Ustaoglu, E. & Williams, B. (2011) ; (2011) 'Applications of the Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Impact Evaluation of Rapid Rail Investments and Urban Development in PLUREL Regions. Examples from Greater Dublin Area and Leipzig Region' In: Ustaoglu, E. & Williams, B. (2011) ; (eds). EU Plurel PLUREL M2.4.8. Copenhagen: EU Plurel. [Details]
Ustaoglu, E., Williams, B., Petrov, L.O., (2012) 'Developing a CBA Methodology for the Scenario-Based Land-Use Impact Assessment of Proposed Rail Investments in the Leipzig Region' In: Campagna, M. De Montis, A. Isola, F. Lai, S. Pira, C. Zoppi, C (eds). in Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation. Milano: Franco Angeli. [Details]
Petrov, L.O., Williams, B., Shahumyan, H., Convery, S., (2012) 'Evidence of linkages in the Dublin-Belfast corridor' In: Campagna, M. De Montis, A. Isola, F. Lai, S. Pira, C. Zoppi, C (eds). Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation, National Borders and Transport corridors in Europe:. Milan: Franco Angeli, Milano. [Details]
Williams, B. (2014) 'Bailing out the Banks: the Role of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA)' In: MacLaran, A., Kelly, S (eds). Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
Williams, B. and Redmond, D. (2014) 'Ready Money: Residential Over-Development and its Consequences' In: Maclaran, A. and Kelly, S (eds). Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

Williams, B (Ed.). (2001) Shaping Dublin's Future: Economic Competitiveness and Urban Governance. Dublin: EU Gemaca Project/DIT Dublin. [Details]
Williams, B., Brady, N (Ed.). (2002) Metropolitan Corridors Planning for the future. Dublin: DIT Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

E Ustaoglu, B Williams, L Petrov (2017) 'Scenario analysis of alternative land development patterns for the Leipzig-Halle Region: implications for transport-land-use sustainability'. Urban Planning, 2 (1):108-129. [Details]
W Foley, H Shahumyan, B Williams (2017) 'Quantitative assessments of the spatial distribution of business clusters in Ireland'. International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 12 (3):211-235. [Details]
E Ustaoglu, B Williams (2017) 'Determinants of Urban Expansion and Agricultural Land Conversion in 25 EU Countries'. Environmental Management, :1-30. [Details]
Petrov, L.O., Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Convery, S.; (2011) 'Scenarios and indicators supporting urban regional planning'. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Volume 21 :243-Pages 243-252. [Details]
Petrov, L.O., Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Convery, S (2012) 'Engaging scientists and policy stakeholders using a land use modelling and regional scenario exercise: an input to the development of sustainability indicators for European regions'. Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 18 . [Details]
Dermot Coates ,Joe Mc Neill and Brendan Williams (2016) 'Estimating Cash Buyers and Transaction Volumes in the Residential Property sector in Ireland 200-2014'. Central Bank of Ireland Quarterly Bulletin 3, :68-81. [Details]
Ustaoglu, E., Williams, B. and Murphy, E. (2016) 'Integrating CBA and land-use development scenarios: evaluation of planned rail investments in the Greater Dublin Area, Ireland'. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 4 (2):104-121. [DOI] [Details]
Williams, B; Nedovic-Budic, Z; (2016) 'The real estate bubble in Ireland. Policy context and responses'. Urban Research and Practice, . [DOI] [Details]
Nedovic-Budic, Z; Knaap, G; Shahumyan, H; Williams, B; Slaev, A (2016) 'Measuring urban form at community scale: Case study of Dublin, Ireland'. Cities, 55 :148-164. [DOI] [Details]
Shahumyan H., Williams B. Foley W. (2015) 'Spatial Cluster Analysis Informing Policy Making in Ireland'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9157 :511-524. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Van de Voorde T., van der Kwast J., Poelmans L., Canters F., Binard M., Cornet Y., Engelen G., Uljee I., Shahumyan H., Williams B., Convery S., Lavalle C. (2016) 'Projecting alternative urban growth patterns: The development and application of a remote sensing assisted calibration framework for the Greater Dublin Area'. Ecological Indicators, 60 :1056-1069. Available Online [Details]
Shahumyan, H.; Williams, B.; Petrov, L.; Foley, W. (2014) 'Regional Development Scenario Evaluation through Land Use Modelling and Opportunity Mapping'. Land, September (3):1180-1213. [Details]
B williams; (1997) 'Taxation Incentives and Urban Renewal in Dublin'. Journal of Property Tax Asssessment and Administration, Vol.2, No.3, pp. 69-88 . [Details]
Williams, B., Shiels, P. (2000) 'Acceleration into Sprawl: Causes and Potential Policy Responses'. Esri Quarterly Economic Commentary, :37-73. [Details]
Williams, B. Berry, J., McGreal, S. (2001) 'The East Coast Corridor Implications for metropolitan development'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 1 (2):19-31. [Details]
B. Williams and P Shiels; (2002) 'Williams, B and Shiels, P. ‘The Expansion of Dublin and Policy Implication of Dispersal’ in Journal of Irish Urban Studies,0'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 1 (1):1-21. [Details]
B. Williams with V. Gillian ; (2002) 'Enterprise Clustering: A contributory factor of the grouping of high value added activities in the European regions , in Les Cahiers quarterly publication of IAURIF, the Institute of Urban Planning and Development, Paris, France'. Les Cahiers De La Fondation, 2002 .3 :pp 125-139. [Details]
B.Williams with S Walsh and S O Neill; (2002) 'Commercial Real Estate in Dublin after the Boom'. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Volume 8 no. 4, 2002 pp 107-115 . [Details]
Williams, B.Hughes,B Shiels,B (2003) 'Access to Housing: The Role of Housing Supply and Urban Development Agencies in the Greater Dublin Area'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 2 (1). [Details]
Williams, B.; (2006) 'Fiscal incentives and urban regeneration in Dublin1986-2005'. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 24 (6):542-558. [Details]
Brendan Williams; (2008) 'The Integration of aspects of enterprise and urban regeneration policies in the development of the IFSC in Dublin'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 4 (6) pp. 37-53 . [Details]
Sokol, M,Van Egeraat, C,Williams, B; (2008) 'Revisiting the 'informational city': Space of flows, polycentricity and the geography of knowledge-intensive business services in the emerging global city-region of Dublin'. Regional Studies, 42 :1133-1146. [DOI] [Details]
MacLaran, A., Attuyer, K., Williams, B., (2010) 'Changing office location patterns and their importance in the peripheral expansion of the Dublin region 1960 - 2008'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, Journal of Irish Urban Studies. Vols. 7- 9. Published (7-9):53-77. [Details]
Williams, B., Walsh, C., Boyle, I. (2010) 'The Development of the Functional Urban Region of Dublin: Implications for Regional Development Markets and Planning'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, Vols. 7- 9 (Volume 7-9):5-29. [Details]
Williams B., Shahumyan H., Convery S., Petrov L., Ustaoglu E. (2011) 'Evidence of Contemporary Challenges for Rural and Agricultural Areas Experiencing Rapid Development Pressures in the Dublin Region'. Les Cahiers De La Fondation, 11 :141-149. Available Online [Details]
Williams, B. (2011) 'Planning and Development Policy and the Recession in Ireland in Interface Luca Bertolini, Alan Wenban-Smith, Matteo Robiglio, Brendan Williams, Eric van der Kooij'. Planning Theory and Practice, 12 (3):429-451. [Details]
Shahumyan H., White R., Petrov L., Williams B., Convery S., Brennan M. ; (2011) 'Urban Development Scenarios and Probability Mapping for Greater Dublin Region: The MOLAND Model Applications'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6782 (1):119-134. Available Online [Details]
Williams, B. Boyle, I. (2012) 'The Role of Property Tax Incentives in Urban Regeneration and Property Market Failure in Dublin'. Journal of Property Tax Asssessment and Administration, . [Details]
Williams, B., Shahumyan, H., Boyle, I., Convery, S., White, R. (2012) 'Utilizing an Urban-Regional Model (MOLAND) for Testing the Planning and Provision of Wastewater Treatment Capacity in the Dublin Region 2006 - 2026'. Planning Practice and Research, 27 (2):227-248. [Details]
Walsh, C., Williams, B. (2013) 'Metropolitan Hinterland relations in the Dublin city-region: Lessons from Germany'. Administration, Journal of the Ipa, 63 (1):133-153. [Details]
Petrov, L.A., Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Convery, S. (2013) 'Applying Spatial Indicators to Support Sustainable Urban Futures, Cambridge University Press,Environmental Practice'. Environmental Practice, 15 (1):19-32. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Brennan, M., Shahumyan, H., Casey, E., Carty, J., Walsh, C., Convery, S., Williams, B. ; (2009) 'Regional Planning Guideline Review: Using MOLAND as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Process' Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series 9 (7) . [Details]
Shahumyan, H., White, R., Twumasi, B., Convery, S., Williams, B., Critchley, M., Carty, J., Walsh, C. & Brennan, M.; (2009) 'The MOLAND Model Calibration and Validation for the Greater Dublin Region' UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series . [Details]
Shahumyan, H., White, R., Twumasi, B., Convery, S., Williams, B., Critchley, M., Carty, J., Walsh, C. & Brennan, M.; (2009) ''The MOLAND Model Calibration and Validation for the Greater Dublin Region' Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series 9 (3) . [Details]
Williams, B. (2011) 'Commentary: Predicting turning points in the rent cycle using the Natural Vacancy Rate' Market Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry, Society of Ireland 40 (2010-2011) :32-38. [Details]
Williams B., Shahumyan H., Convery S. (2012) 'Evidence based urban modelling as a spatial analytical tool in the Regional Planning and Strategic Environmental Assessment context for the Greater Dublin Region' Journal of the Irish Planning Institute (18) :30-48. Available Online [Details]
Williams B. ,Shahumyan H., and Convery S (2012) 'Evidence based urban modelling as a spatial analytical tool in the regional planning and strategic environmental assessment context for the Greater Dublin region' Journal of the Irish Planning Institute . [Details]
Williams B., Foley W., Shahumyan H., Petrov L. (2013) 'Transport Policy, Land-Use Dynamics and Economic Development Patterns: Scenario Modelling for the Dublin-Dundalk-Newry-Belfast Corridor' Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland (3) :95-112. Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

Shahumyan, H., Mockler E., Williams B., Bruen M (2017) Exploring the Effects of Regional Development Scenarios on Nutrient Emission: Coupling Land Use Model MOLAND with the Source Load Apportionment Model Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), July 11-14, 2017 [Details]
Convery, S., Williams, B. (2016) Exploring determinants of mode choice for non-work travel in the Greater Dublin Region Irish Transport Research Network 2016, DIT Grangegorman [Details]
H Shahumyan, C Liu, B Williams, G Knaap, D Engelberg (2017) Identifying and Using Key Indicators to Determine Neighborhood Types in Different Regions International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications , pp.183-199 [Details]
Shahumyan H., Williams B. Foley W. (2015) 'Spatial Cluster Analysis Informing Policy Making in Ireland , pp.511-524 [Details]
Shahumyan H. White,R. Petrov, L., Williams, B, Convery, S. (2011) Urban Development Scenarios and Probability Mapping for Greater Dublin Region: The MOLAND Model Applications . In: Murgante, B., Gervasi, O., Misra, S., Nedjah, N., A. C. Rocha, A.M. Taniar, D., Apduhan B.O eds. Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA2011 International Conference, Santander, Spain Available Online [Details]
Convery, S and Williams, B. (2014) An Analysis of Non-work travel in the Greater Dublin Region Irish Transport Research Network 2014 Available Online [Details]
Ge, Xin Janet, and Brendan Williams (2015) House Price Determinants in Sydney 22nd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference. ERES: Conference [Details]
Convery, S and Williams, B. (2014) An Analysis of Non-work travel in the Greater Dublin Region Proceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network Conference 2014 [Details]
Williams, B., Shahumyan H., Foley, W. (2014) Regional Economic Development and the future role of Dublin. Analysing the Changing Role of Economic Activity and Property Market Factors in Regional Economic Development 46 th Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Dublin, May 8-10th 2014 [Details]
Williams, B (2014) A critical evaluation of the role of property taxation incentives in the urban regeneration of Dublin. May 2014 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Governance of Land Use in OECD Countries Conference. City of Prague May 15-16th, 2014 [Details]
Williams, B. (2001) Transport and Congestion: Spatial and Regional Issues for the Dublin Region Foundation for Fiscal Studies Conference , Dublin, May 2001 [Details]
Petrov L., Shahumyan H., Williams B., Convery S. ; (2011) Scenarios and Indicators Supporting Urban Regional Planning . In: Yasushi Asami eds. Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Sciences Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 21, , pp.243-252 Available Online [Details]
SHAHUMYAN, H., WHITE, R., PETROV, L., WILLIAMS, B., CONVERY, S., BRENNAN, M. ; (2011) Urban Development Scenarios and Probability Mapping for Greater Dublin Region: The MOLAND Model Applications Sixth International Workshop on Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AN-MOD-11 Santander, Spain.2011 [Details]
Cudden J and Williams B.; . .; (2011) Economic Competitiveness of the Dublin Region World Class Cities Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, June 2011 [Details]
Shahumyan, H., White, R., Petrov, L., Williams, B., Convery, S., Brennan, M (2011) Urban Development Scenarios and Probability Mapping for Greater Dublin Region: The MOLAND Model Applications Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications [DOI] [Details]
Cudden J and Williams B. (2011) Economic Competitiveness of the Dublin Region World Class Cities Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, June 2011 Available Online [Details]
Petrov, L., Williams, B., Shahumyan, H., Convery, S. (2012) National borders and transport corridors in Europe: evidence of linkages in the Dublin-Belfast corridor . In: Campagna, M., De Montis, A., Isola, F., Lai, S., Pira, C., Zoppi, C eds. Seventh International Conference on Informatics and Urban and Regional Planning INPUT2012 [Details]
Williams, B. (2012) Transport Improvements and Impacts on LAnd Use Dynamics and Economic Development: Evidence for the Dublin Belfast Corridor Proceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network Conference 2012 [Details]
Williams, B., Foley, W., Shahumyan, H., Petrov, L., (2012) Transport Improvements and Impacts on Land Use Dynamics and Economic Development: Evidence for the Dublin-Belfast Corridor Proceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network Conference, University of Ulster, August 2012 http://www.itrn.ie/index.php?page=conference-archive, [Details]
Waugh J., Cudden J. & Williams. B (2012) The Role of Talent Facilitation in the Economic Development of Dublin World Class Cities Partnership on behalf of the Dublin Region.Date: 13th June 2012 Available Online [Details]
OBrien, E.J., Enright, B., Williams, B., Leahy, C. (2012) Estimating Characteristic Bridge Loads on a Non-Primary Road Network . In: A.J. O'Connor, C.C. Caprani eds. Bridge & Concrete Research in Ireland Dublin, , pp.189-194 [Details]

Published Reports

Williams, B. (2014) CO-CREATION CONNECTIVITY: ADDRESSING THE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE:Lessons from Leading Cities, As part of Leading Cities Research Group . Leading Cities, Boston, Boston. [Details]
Williams, B. MacLaran, A (1996) Incentive Areas for Urban Renewal, P.J. Drudy and A. MacLaran, (eds.), Dublin. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
Scott, M., Gkartzios, M., Redmond, D., Williams, B. and Clinch P; (2005) Emerging settlement trends and implementing the National Spatial Strategy. UCD GPEP, Dublin. [Details]
Williams, B and Redmond, D.; (2006) Ideopolis: Knowledge City Region Dublin Case Study. The Work Foundation, London. Available Online [Details]
Sokol, M., van Egeraat C., Williams, B. (2007) Revisiting the Informational City: Space of Flows, Polycentricity and Knowledge-intensive Business Services in an Emerging Global City. GaWC World Cities Research Bulletin 228 (A), GaWC World Cities Research Bulletin 228 (A). [Details]
Williams, B., Hughes and Shiels; (2007) Urban Sprawl and Market Fragmentation. Society of Chartered Surveyors, Dublin. [Details]
Redmond, D., Crossa, V., Moore, N. & Williams, B., ; (2007) Dublin as Emergent Global Gateway: Pathways to creative and knowledge-based regions. ACRE Research Papers, Amsterdam. [Details]
Murphy, E., Redmond, D., McKnight, M., Crossa, V., Williams, B., Moore, N. (2008) The creative knowledge economy in Dublin: Understanding the attractiveness of the metropolitan region for creative knowledge workers. ACRE: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam. [Details]
Murphy, E., Redmond, D. and McKnight, D. with Crossa, V., Williams, B. and Moore, N. (2008) The creative knowledge economy in Dublin: understanding the attractiveness of the metropolitan region for creative knowledge workers. Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), Amsterdam, 92 pages. Available Online [Details]
Brennan, M., Shahumyan, H., Walsh, C., Carty, J., Williams, B., Convery, S.; (2009) Regional Planning Guideline Review: Using MOLAND as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Process. UCD, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Williams, B., Shahumyan, H., Boyle, I, Convery, S., White, R; (2009) Adapting an Urban-Regional Model (MOLAND) for Supporting the Planning and Provision of Strategic Regional Infrastructure: Providing Wastewater Treatment Capacity in the Dublin Region 2006 - 2026. University College Dublin, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Shahumyan, H., White R., Twumasi, B.O., Convery, S., Williams, B., Critchley, M., Carty, J., Walsh, C., Brennan, M.; (2009) The MOLAND Model Calibration and Validation for the Greater Dublin Region. University College Dublin, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Foley, W. (2011) Collating and Assessing the Availability and Applicability of Socio-Economic Data and Information Relating to Development of the Dublin Region. Dublin Regional authority dra.ie, Dublin dra.ie. [Details]
Ustaoglu, E. & Williams, B. (2011) 'Applications of the Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Impact Evaluation of Rapid Rail Investments and Urban Development in PLUREL Regions. Examples from Greater Dublin Area and Leipzig Region. EU Plurel PLUREL M2.4.8, Copenhagen. [Details]
Redmond, D., Williams, B., Hughes, B. and Cudden, J. (2012) Demographic Trends in Dublin. Creative Dublin Alliance, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Williams, B., Convery, S. (2012) Decision support tools for managing the urban environment in Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. Available Online [Details]
Williams, B., Foley, W., Cudden, J., Shahumyan, H. (2012) Synthesis Report: Dublin Ireland's Flagship. Dublin Regional Authority, Dublin, Ireland. Dublin Regional Authority dra.ie, Dublin. [Details]
B williams joint publication with Leading Cities (2012) Talent Magnets: Cities and Universities Building a Workforce for the Knowledge Economy. Joint publication 2012 with Leading Cities, Boston. Report 24 pages. Leading Cities, Boston Mass. USA. [Details]
Walter Foley, Brendan Williams, Jamie Cudden, Harut Shahumyan (2012) Opinion and Evidence. Socio-Economic Data And Information Relating To Development Of The Dublin Region. Dublin Regional Authority dra.ie, Dublin. [Details]
Brendan Williams, Walter Foley, Jamie Cudden, Harutyun Shahumyan (2013) Synthesis Report: Dublin Ireland's Flagship. DRA, Dublin. [Details]
Harutyun Shahumyan, Brendan Williams, Walter Foley (2013) Spatial Analytic Approaches Assessing Socio-Economic Development Of The Dublin Region Compared With Other Regions In Ireland. Dublin Regional Authority, Dublin. [Details]
Williams, B., Cudden, J. (2013) HUMAN TALENT: A CITY'S GREATEST ASSET. Dublin Summary 4/2013 Leading Cities, Boston. Report, Leading Cities Boston. Report. Leading Cities, Boston, Mass. USA. [Details]
                             

Reports

Williams B. redmond D.; (2006) Ideopolis:Knowledge City Region Dublin Case Study. Reports [Details]
Redmond, D., Crossa, V., Moore, N. and Williams, B.; (2007) Dublin as Emergent Global Gateway: Pathways to creative and knowledge-based regions. Amsterdam: Reports [Details]
Williams, B.; (2007) Urban sprawl and market fragmentation in the Greater Dublin area. Reports [Details]
   

Workshops

Brendan Williams; (2006) The Functional Urban Region of Dublin: The Evolution of the New Functional Urban Region of Dublin and its Influence on Future Regional Planning and Development. Workshops [Details]
                   

Working Paper

Brennan M., Shahumyan H., Walsh C., Carty J., Williams B., Convery S. ; (2009) Regional Planning Guideline review: using MOLAND as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Process. UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Williams B., Shahumyan H., Boyle I., Convery S., White R.; (2009) Adapting an Urban-Regional Model (MOLAND) for Supporting the Planning and Provision of Strategic Regional Infrastructure: Providing Wastewater Treatment Capacity in the Dublin Region 2006 - 2026. UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Shahumyan H., White R., Twumasi B., Convery S., Williams B., Critchley M., Carty J., Walsh C., Brennan M.; (2009) The MOLAND Model Calibration and Validation for the Greater. UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
WILLIAMS, B., HUGHES, B., REDMOND, B., ; (2010) Managing an Unstable Housing Market. Dublin: Working Paper [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Research

His recent main research interest areas include:

* Managing development in the urban environment. (As Director  the urban environment project at UCD)>

 The Economic Competitiveness of the leading European Metropolitan areas
(As main partner in a EU funded research programme)


* Settlement Strategies and Urban Regional Development
(Funded by the local government authorities in the Dublin area)


* Urban Regeneration and future alternative policy options
(Nationally funded research)


* Edge City Development - Planning and Policy Considerations
(E.U. and nationally funded research)


Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Urban Environment Reserach Project
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-15 / 01-MAR-18
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Geo-Spatial Modelling Informing Policy (GeoSInPo)
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-14 / 31-JUL-17
Sponsor : Dublin Regional Authority
Title : Evidence based study on the role and position of the Dublin Region in the development and growth of Ireland's current and future economy
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : Dublin City Council
Title : Trends and Innovation in Urban Regeneration Policies
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Driving Development - The interactions between transport and land use in a sustainable city
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-10 / 31-MAR-15
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI-PhD-ENS - Split Accounts School of GPEP
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Land Use Modelling and Analysis Network (LUMAN)
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-10 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Spatial Simulation for Social Sciences
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-08 / 30-NOV-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Enhancing the Moland Model of the Greater Dublin Region: From strengthening theoretical foundations to improving end-user functionality
Start Date / End Date : 15-SEP-08 / 14-JAN-09
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Peri-Urban Land use Relationships (PLUREL)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : Society of Chartered Surveyors
Title : Fiscal incentives for urban development and housing studies
Start Date / End Date : 24-APR-06 / 30-NOV-07
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : Urban environment - decision support tools for managing the Urban Environment in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-06 / 31-JAN-10

Recent Postgraduates

Izabela Litewska (2010) Local Urban Interventions and their Role in Economic Development:  an evaluation of key policy inputs based on Irish and Polish approaches supported by European Initiatives 1992-2002  Thesis Dublin Institute of Technology

Cormac Walsh (2010) Strategic spatial planning at the regional and local scales : a case study of the Dublin city-region  

Eda Ustaoglu (2011) A scenario-based impact evaluation of rapid rail infrastructure investments on urban form and development in the greater Dublin area.  University College Dublin

 

 
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My approach to class and lecture based activities is that I am trying to motivate and encourage my students in a supportive learning environment. I expect the knowledge I have and the frameworks I provide to be the starting point for the students own learning, discovery and development.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

Essential to my teaching approach is the adaptation of good pedagogic practice based on proven methods to the particular needs of my modules. In my case this involves the need to ensure academic excellence with potential applications to best professional practice. .I have engaged in research work and research with professional institutions to ensure that my teaching skills evolve in a way that enhances these complimentary aims. This has included assisting in professional training and continuous professional development programmes for the planning and development areas and an ongoing interest in professional training and development. This has resulted in access to a very wide range of extra teaching approaches/materials, visiting speakers and research on market trends and data of high relevance to my teaching approach and content. I relate these experiences to the approaches I use in teaching my student groups and expect that they will benefit from both the academic and professional inputs which I bring to my teaching approaches. In turn my expectation is that exposing my students to first and critically a good evidence base and secondly the multiple perspectives involved in debates on issues in the modules

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

As a member of the programme boards for both undergraduate and post graduate programmes I participate fully in all review mechanisms of curriculum This has regard to educational standards and outcomes and in some of our courses has professional accreditation issues. I have been involved in both general curriculum reviews and also specialist course professional accreditation reviews which have external to university components. . This area can be especially challenging in periods when resources are constrained and reducing. During this period the clear identification of core principles and learning outcomes becomes more critical I believe that quality control remains fundamental during such periods but that the basic elements of a good curriculum in the areas I teach in can be maintained even in times when material resources and technological supports may not be readily available Lastly I have additional experience at an international level of curriculum review procedures in UK and US through my work as a visiting examiner and visiting professor into related urban development and policy courses in both the UK and USA

Developing as a Teacher

Generally my teaching improvement comes from independent research and training opportunities and explorations with colleagues in Ireland and internationally on teaching approaches and student outcomes in related areas. A problematic area in terms of my teaching approaches is probity and ethics in urban policy decision making and resource distribution. Educational literature indicates the problem is common in teaching courses within a professional discipline such as engineering or planning which involve potential tradeoffs between costs and public benefits or safety ( Colby and Sullivan 2008). Literature and discussion with academic colleagues shows most teaching approaches now include case study exercises (often evolving from business school education methods) involving critical decisions in real world problem resolution . In my recent sabbatical period at Northeastern University in Boston I have been involved in the development of a Capstone Urban Policy module with a strong case study element. .I was involved in the development of the module , management and final assessment as a visiting professor .Based on this experience I am researching more fully this teaching approach with a view to introducing similar elements to my existing module Urban and Regional Development.

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