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Mark Scott

Professor

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

Tel: +353 1 7162789
Email: mark.scott@ucd.ie

Biography

                                               

Mark Scott is Professor of Planning in the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. Mark is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast with a BSc in Environmental Planning, a Diploma in Town Planning and a PhD in Environmental Planning. In addition to planning practice, he has worked in the University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast before being appointed to UCD in 2002. Mark is a Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute and is a member of the Institute's Policy and Research Committee. Mark has held numerous senior leadership roles, including head of school and serving in the management group of the UCD Earth Institute.
 
Mark's research interests are in the broad areas of environmental planning and land-use governance. He has over 100 publications relating to the following areas: rural development, rural planning, housing and residential preferences, wind energy, flood risk, built heritage, green infrastructure and nature-based policy, and community engagement and active citizenship. his current research is focused on three areas. The first relates to green infrastructure and the integration of ecosystem approaches into spatial planning and the design of greenspaces to maximise health benefits. A second focus of his current research relates to exploring new directions for rural planning theory and practice, particularly relating to the economic crisis and also climate change resilience and adaptation. Thirdly, his current research also examines the policy and politics of built heritage planning - for more details, please refer to above links for research and publications.

He has received research funding awards of approximately 2m Euro as principal investigator, with grants from the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Environmental Protection Agency's ERDTI and STRIVE Programmes, the Heritage Council, Teagasc, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. He has also acted as an advisor/consultant on spatial and environmental planning to the Joint Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Committee for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Northern Ireland Assembly Environment Committee, the OECD, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and various local planning authorities. 

Mark is a former editor of the international journal, Planning Theory & Practice, and currently serves on the journal's editorial board. He currently serves as external examiner in the Bartlett School of Planning in University College London and has previously been an external examiner in the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Pisa and the University of New South Wales.

With over 20 years of university teaching experience, Mark has taught across a range of topics in planning and environmental policy. He currently contributes to a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes in UCD, including the BA Programme in Planning, Geography & Environment, Masters in Regional and Urban Planning and the MSc Environmental Policy. His teaching includes modules on Rural & Landscape Planning, Governing Nature, and Planning Law, Governance & Ethics. 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Irish Planning Institute, Function/Role: Corporate Member and Member of Technical and Education Commitee
Association: European Society for Rural Sociology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Regional Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : Head of Subject, Environmental Policy
Committee : Director of Research
Committee : Chair, School Research Committee
Committee : Member of College of Human Science Research and Innovation Committee
Committee : Irish Planning Institute, Technical and Education Committee
Committee : Head of Subject, Regional and Urban Planning
Committee : Member, UCD/Royal Town Planning Institute Partnership Board

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Queen's University Belfast
Position: Research Fellow
Employer: Newtownabbey Borough Council
Position: Research Officer, Economic Development
Employer: University of Ulster
Position: Research Assistant, The Urban Institute

Education

Year 1995 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: Queens University Belfast, UK
Qualification: Dip TP Subject: Town Planning
Year 1999 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Joint Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Committee for Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Client: Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Client: Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment
Client: Dublin City Council
     

Publications

Books

Gallent, N. and Scott, M. (2017) Rural Planning and Development (Vols. 1-4) (Routledge Major Works Series). London: Routledge. [Details]
Moore, N. and Scott, M; (2005) Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland (pp.284). Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]

Book Chapters

Gallent, N. and Scott, M. (2017) 'Introduction' In: Gallent, N. and Scott, M (eds). Critical Concepts in Rural Planning and Development. London: Routledge. [Details]
Scott M, Lennon M, O'Neill E. (2015) 'Reframing urban design in an era of environmental risk: ecosystem services, urban resilience and flood management' In: Murray M. et al (eds). A Sense of Place: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of Malachy McEldowney. Belfast: Queen's University of Belfast. [Details]
Brereton, F, Clinch, P, Gkartzios, M and Scott, M; (2012) 'Counterurbanisation and Subjective Well-being' In: Piro, Rocky and Ganser, Robin (eds). Parallel Patterns of Shrinking Cities and Urban Growth. London: Ashgate. Available Online [Details]
Scott, M., Redmond, D. & Russell, P.; (2009) 'Managing spatial change in the rural-urban fringe: the role of active citizenship and civil society in the Republic of Ireland' In: Scott, M., Redmond, D. & Russell, P.; (eds). Beyond the urban-rural divide. UK: Emerald Press. [Details]
Scott, M. ; (2009) 'Regional planning and sustainable development' In: McDonagh, J. Varley, T. and Shortall, S (eds). A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate: Aldershot. [Details]
Scott, M., Moore, N., Redmond, D. and Gkartzios, M.; (2006) 'Housing growth, land delivery and sustainable urban management' In: Scott, M., Moore, N., Redmond, D. and Gkartzios, M.; (eds). Dublin-Belfast Corridor: Ireland's Mega-City-Region. Aldershot: Algate. [Details]
Scott, M.; (2005) 'Connecting rural dwellings with rural sustainable development' In: McEldowney, M., Murray, M. Murtagh, B. and Sterrett, K (eds). Planning in Ireland and Beyond. Queen's University, Belfast: *. [Details]
Russell, P., Redmond, D., and Scott, M; (2005) 'Active Citizenship; Residents' Associations, Social Capital and Collective Action' In: Russell, P., Redmond, D., and Scott, M; (eds). Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland. Hampshire: Algate. [Details]
Moore, N. and Scott, M.; (2005) 'Introduction; The Geographical and Policy Context' In: Moore, N. and Scott, M.; (eds). Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland. Hampshire: Algate. [Details]
Scott, M; (2005) 'Rural Housing; Politics, Public Policy and Planning' In: Scott, M; (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Moore, N. and Scott, M.; (2005) 'Towards a Sustainable Future?' In: Moore, N. and Scott, M.; (eds). Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland. Hampshire: Algate. [Details]
McEldowney, M., Ryley, T., Scott, M., Smyth, A.; (2005) 'Urban Form and Reducing the Demand for Car Travel: Towards an Integrated Policy Agenda for the Belfast Metropolitan Area' In: McEldowney, M., Ryley, T., Scott, M., Smyth, A.; (eds). Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland. Hampshire: Algate. [Details]
Gkartzios, M. and Scott, M. ; (2005) 'Urban-generated rural housing and evidence of counterurbanisation in the Dublin city-region' In: Gkartzios, M. and Scott, M. ; (eds). Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland. Hampshire: Algate. [Details]
Scott, M.; (2003) 'Civil Society, Social Capital Formation and LEADER II' In: in (eds) M. Murray and J. Greer. Institute of Public Administration, Dublin (eds). Rural Planning and Development in Northern Ireland. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Douglas, O., Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2017) 'Urban green space for health and well-being: developing an 'affordances' framework for planning and design'. Journal of Urban Design, . [DOI] [Details]
Douglas, O., Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2017) 'Green space benefits for health: A life-course approach for urban planning, design and management'. Cities, . [Details]
Scott, M., Murphy, E. and Gkartzios, M. (2017) 'Placing 'home' and 'family' in rural residential mobilities'. Sociologia Ruralis, . [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M. and Lennon, M (2016) 'Nature-based solutions for the contemporary city'. Planning Theory and Practice, 17 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2016) 'Re-naturing the city'. Planning Theory and Practice, 17 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Parkinson, A., Scott, M. and Redmond, D. (2016) 'Revalorising colonial era architecture and townscape legacies: memory, identity and place-making in Irish towns'. Journal of Urban Design, . [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M., Scott, M.,Foley, K. and Collier, M. (2016) 'The emergence of green infrastructure as promoting the centralisation of a landscape perspective in spatial planning: the case of Ireland'. Landscape Research, . [DOI] [Details]
Parkinson, A., Scott, M. and Redmond, D. (2016) 'Defining 'official' built heritage discourses within the Irish planning framework: insights from conservation planning as social practice'. European Planning Studies, 24 (2):277-296. [DOI] [Details]
Fazito, M., Scott, M. and Russell, P. (2016) 'The dynamics of tourism discourses and policy in Brazil'. Annals of Tourism Research, 57 :1-17. [DOI] [Details]
Parkinson, A., Scott, M. and Redmond, D. (2015) 'Competing discourses of built heritage: lay values in Irish conservation planning'. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 22 (3). [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M., Scott., M., Collier, M. and Foley, K. (2015) 'Developing green infrastructure 'thinking': devising and applying an interactive group-based methodology for practitioners'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, . [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2015) 'Contending expertise: An interpretive approach to (re)conceiving wind power's 'planning problem''. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 17 (5):593-616. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M. and Scott, M. (2015) 'Opportunity or Threat: dissecting tensions in a post-carbon rural transition'. Sociologia Ruralis, . [DOI] [Details]
Parkinson, A., Scott, M. and Redmond, D. (2015) 'Negotiating post-colonial legacies: shifting conservation narratives and residual colonial built heritage in Ireland'. Town Planning Review, 86 (2):203-228. [DOI] [Details]
Lennon, M., Scott, M. and O'Neill, E. (2014) 'Urban design and adapting to flood risk: the role of green infrastructure'. Journal of Urban Design, 19 (5):745-758. [Details]
Murphy, E. & Scott, M. (2014) ''After the crash': life satisfaction and everyday financial practices and rural households in post Celtic Tiger Ireland'. Journal of Rural Studies, 34 :37-49. [Details]
Murphy, E. & Scott, M. (2014) 'Developing and applying a rural household vulnerability index: results after a housing crash, economic crisis and under austerity conditions'. Geoforum, 51 :75-86. [Details]
Scott, M. and Gkartzios, M. (2014) 'Rural housing: questions of resilience'. Housing and Society, 41 (2):247-276. [Details]
Lennon, M. & Scott, M. (2014) 'Delivering ecosystems services via spatial planning: reviewing the possibilities and implications of a green infrastructure approach'. Town Planning Review, 85 (5):563-587. [Details]
Scott, M. & O'Neill, E. (2013) 'Displacing wind power across national boundaries or eco-innovation? Spatial planning implications of UK-Ireland renewable energy trading'. Planning Theory and Practice, 14 (3):103-140. [DOI] [Details]
Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M. (2014) 'Placing housing in rural development: exogenous, endogenous and neo-endogenous approaches'. Sociologia Ruralis, 54 (3):241-265. [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M. (2013) 'Reflecting on Resilience (editorial)'. Planning Theory and Practice, 14 (4). [Details]
Scott, M. (2013) 'Resilience: A conceptual lens for rural studies?'. Geography Compass, 7 (9):597-610. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy, E. and Scott, M. (2013) 'Mortgage-related issues in a crisis economy: evidence from rural households in Ireland'. Geoforum, 46 :34-44. [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M., White, I., Kuhlicke, C., Steinführer, A., Sultana, P., Thompson, P., Minnery, J., O'Neill, E., Cooper, J., Adamson, M. and Russell, E. (2013) 'Living with Flood Risk'. Planning Theory and Practice, 14 (1):103-140. [DOI] [Details]
Foley, K. & Scott, M. (2012) 'Accommodating new housing in rural areas? Representations of landscape, land and rurality in Ireland'. Landscape Research, . [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M., Redmond, D. and Russell, P.; (2012) 'Active citizenship and local representational politics in 21st Century Ireland: the role of residents groups within Dublin's planning arena'. European Planning Studies, 20 (2):147-170. [Details]
Mark Scott; (2012) 'Uses and abuses of postcolonial politics: rural housing conflicts in Ireland'. Landscape Research, 37 (1):91-114. [Details]
Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M. (2012) 'Attitudes to housing and planning policy in rural localities: disparities between long term residents and mobile populations'. Land Use Policy, 31 :347-357. [DOI] [Details]
Gkartzios, M. and Scott, M. (2012) 'Gentrifying the rural? Planning and market processes in rural Ireland'. International Planning Studies, 17 (3):253-276. [Details]
Scott, M., Bullock, C. & Foley, K. (2012) ''Design matters': understanding professional, community and consumer preferences for the design of rural housing in the Irish landscape'. Town Planning Review, 84 (3):337-370. [Details]
Scott, Mark (2012) 'Planning in the face of crisis'. Planning Theory and Practice, 13 (1):3-6. [Details]
Scott, M.; (2011) 'Exclusive countrysides? Rural gentrification, consumer preferences and planning'. Planning Theory and Practice, 12 (4):593-625. [Details]
Brereton, F., Bullock, C., Clinch, J.P and Scott, M.; (2011) 'Rural change and individual well-being'. European Urban and Regional Studies, 18 (2):203-227. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bullock, C., Gkartzios, M and Scott, M.; (2011) 'Rural residential preferences for house design and location: insights from a discrete choice experiment applied to Ireland'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54 (5):685-706. [Details]
O'Neill, E. and Scott, M. (2011) 'Adapting to climate change - a European Union policy agenda'. Planning Theory and Practice, 12 (2):311-316. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M.; (2010) 'Planning in an era of austerity (editorial)'. Planning Theory and Practice, 11 (3):307-311. [Details]
Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M.; (2010) 'Residential mobilities and house-building in rural Ireland: evidence from three case studies'. SOCIOLOGIA RURALIS, 50 (1):64-84. [DOI] [Details]
Collier, MJ,Scott, M; (2010) 'Focus group discourses in a mined landscape'. Land Use Policy, 27 (2):304-312. [DOI] [Details]
Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M.; (2010) '`Countering counterurbanisation': spatial planning challenges in a dispersed city region, the Greater Dublin Area'. Town Planning Review, 81 (1):23-52. [DOI] [Details]
Howley, P., Scott, M. & Redmond, D.; (2009) 'An Examination of Residential Preferences for Less Sustainable Housing:  Exploring Future Mobility among Dublin Central City Residents'. Cities, 26 (1):1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Gkartzios, M. & Scott, M.; (2009) 'Planning for rural housing in the Republic of Ireland: From national spatial strategies to development plans'. European Planning Studies, 17 (12):1751-1780. [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M. & Murray, M.; (2009) 'Housing rural communities: connecting rural dwellings to rural development in Ireland'. Housing Studies, 24 (6):755-774. [Details]
Collier, M. & Scott, M.; (2009) 'Conflicting rationalities, knowledge and values in scarred landscapes'. Journal of Rural Studies, 25 (3):267-277. [DOI] [Details]
Howley, P., Scott, M. & Redmond, D.; (2009) 'Sustainability versus Liveability: An Investigation of Satisfaction with Central City Living'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 52 (6):847-864. [DOI] [Details]
Collier, M. J., Scott, M. J., ; (2008) 'Industrially harvested peatlands and after-use potential: Understanding local stakeholder narratives and landscape preferences'. Landscape Research, 33 (4):439-460. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Scott, M; (2008) 'Managing rural change and competing rationalities: insights from conflicting rural storylines and local policy making in Ireland'. Planning Theory and Practice, 9 (1):9-32. [Details]
Scott, M., Russell, P., Redmond, D., ; (2007) 'Active citizenship, civil society and managing spatial change in the rural-urban fringe'. Policy and Politics, 35 (1):163-190. [Details]
Scott, M.; (2006) 'Strategic spatial planning and contested ruralities'. European Planning Studies, 14 (6):811-829. [Details]
McEldowney, M., Ryley, T., Scott, M. and Smyth, A. ; (2005) 'Integrating land-use planning and transportation policy in the Belfast Metropolitan Area: towards a sustainable development agenda?'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 48 (4):507-526. [Details]
Scott, M. ; (2004) 'Building institutional capacity in rural Northern Ireland: the role of partnership governance in the LEADER II programme'. Journal of Rural Studies, 20 (1):49-59. [Details]
Scott, M; (2003) 'Area-based partnerships and engaging the community sector: lessons from rural development practice'. Planning Practice and Research, 18 (4):279-292. [Details]
McEldowney, M., Scott, M. and Smyth, A.; (2003) 'Integrating land-use planning and transportation: policy formulation in the Belfast Metropolitan Area'. Irish Geography, 36 (2):112-126. [Details]
Scott, M.; (2002) 'Delivering Integrated Rural Development: Insights from Northern Ireland, European Planning Studies'. European Planning Studies, 10 (8):1013-1025. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Douglas, O., Russell, P. and Scott, M. (2015) An essential convergence: Residential preferences and sustainable development in the contemporary urban environment European Urban Research Association Conference, Sibiu, Romania [Details]
Douglas, O.,Scott, M., Brereton, F. and Russell, P.; (2011) Health, well-being and urban liveability: an exploration of self-reported quality of life in the Dublin Urban Region Annual Conference of the European Urban Researchers Association, Copenhagen [Details]
Gkartzios, M.; (2011) Rural gentrification, planning and changing rural communities Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociology Society, Idaho, US [Details]
Scott, M. and Gkartzios, M.; (2010) Gentrification in rural Ireland: middle class colonisation of rural space and social conflicts Annual Conference of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Helsinki [Details]
Scott, M. and Gkartzios, M.; (2010) Evidence of gentrification in rural Ireland European Network of Housing Researchers Annual Conference, Istanbul [Details]
Brereton, F., Scott, M. and Gkartzios, M. ; (2009) Rural in-migration and individual well-being: the case of Ireland and rural quality of life 8th Annual Meeting of the Urban Planning and Environment Conference, Germany [Details]
Brereton, F., Clinch, P. and Scott, M.; (2009) Space, Place and Well-being Regional Studies Annual Meeting, London [Details]
Scott, M. & Gkartzios, M.; (2009) 'Countering counterurbanisation': spatial planning challenges in a dispersed city region, the Greater Dublin Area Royal Geography Society – Institute of British Geography Annual Conference [Details]
Mark Scott and Alistair Fraser; (2008) Mobilising memories: cultural politics, postcolonialism and rural housing in Ireland Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geography Conference [Details]
Scott, M.; (2008) Sustainable rural development: managing housing in the countryside Environmental Protection Agency Conference Today's Environmental Research, Tomorrow's Environmental Protection 6-7 February 2008 [Details]
Mark Scott; (2008) Invited Plenary Paper European Network for Housing Research Conference [Details]
Menelaos Gkartzios and Mark Scott; (2008) Rural idyll versus rural living: Insights from 3 Irish rural case studies European Network for Housing Research Conference Dublin, [Details]
Scott, M. & Fraser, A.; (2007) Politics of the rural: civil society and the contested countryside in Ireland Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Conference San Francisco, [Details]
Scott, M.; (2007) Civil society and contested ruralities in Ireland The European Society for Geography EUGEO Conference , Amsterdam, 20-23 August 2007 [Details]
Russell, P., Redmond, D., and Scott, M.; (2007) Integration and Exclusion, Active Citizenship and Neighbourhood Change and Development 42nd IsoCaRP International Congress, Cities between Integration and Disintegration: Opportunities and Challenges [Details]
Paula Russell, Declan Redmond and Mark Scott; (2007) Engaged Communities: Creating Social Capital at Neighbourhood Level European Urban Research Association Conference [Details]
Foley, K. and Scott, M. ; (2005) Agricultural transformation and the visual of impact of change: past trends and future prospects, the case of Ireland Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference , London, 31 August – 2 September [Details]
Gkartzios, M. and Scott, M. ; (2005) Urban-rural migration and implications for planning policy: The case of the Dublin city-region The Power of Planning: the Reform Agenda, Planning Research Conference , Manchester 2005 [Details]
Scott, M.; (2004) Spatial policy in Ireland and conflicting discourses of rurality: the interaction of land-use planning and rural development initiatives Regional Studies Conference 2004 [Details]
Scott, M. ; (2004) Managing rural housing and contested meanings of sustainable development: insights from planning practice in the Republic of Ireland Housing Studies Association Conference [Details]
Scott, M.; (2004) Local governance and managing rural spatial change in the Republic of Ireland Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, The Challenges of Localism [Details]
Scott, M. ; (2004) Managing rural settlement in Ireland: interpreting sustainability and the 'one-off housing' debate Irish Planning Institute National Conference [Details]
Cooper, J. and Scott, M.; (2002) Achieving convergence in land use, regeneration and transport policy, Belfast, Northern Ireland International Conference for Traffic and Transport Studies [Details]
Cooper, J. and Scott, M.; (2002) Urban Mobility, Regeneration and Transport Policy Association of American Geographers [Details]
Ryley, T., Scott, M. and Smyth, A. ; (2002) A Comparative analysis of travel behaviour in Belfast and Edinburgh Universities Transport Studies Group, 34th Annual Conference [Details]
Scott, M.; (2002) Developing entrepreneurial communities in rural Northern Ireland: the role of partnership governance and LEADER II Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Building Entrepreneurial Capacity in the Regions [Details]

Published Reports

Scott, M., Lennon, M., Collier, M. and Foley, M. (2016) Integrating Ecosystem Approaches, Green Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. Available Online [Details]
Scott, M., Lennon, M., Foley, K. and Collier, M. (2016) Green Infrastructure: A 'How To' Guide for Disseminating and Integrating the Concept into Spatial Planning Practice. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. Available Online [Details]
Scott, M. (Ed); (2009) Sustainable Rural Development: Managing Housing in the Irish Countryside. Envionmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
Redmond, D., Scott, M. and Howley, P.; (2007) Quality of Life and Apartment Dwellings in Dublin. Dublin City Council, Dublin. [Details]
Murray, M. and Scott, M. ; (2006) Rural Development and Rural Planning: a Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland Perspective. Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Belfast. [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]
           

Reports

Murray, M. Scott, M.; (2006) Rural Development and Rural Planning: a Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland Perspective. Reports [Details]
     

Presented Papers

Scott, M., Moore, N. and Redmond, D. ; (2003) Harvard Graduate School of Design/Irish Universities Planning Conference 2003. Presented Papers [Details]
                 

Working Paper

Menelaos Gkartzios and Mark Scott; (2005) Countryside Here I Come: Urban Rural Migration in the Dublin City Region. Working Paper [Details]
Mark Scott; (2005) Strategic Spatial Planning and Contested Ruralities: Insights from the Republic of Ireland. Working Paper [Details]
Mark Scott, Malachy McEldowney, Tim Ryley and Austin Smyth; (2005) Urban Form and Reducing the Demand for Car Travel: Insights from Belfast. Working Paper [Details]
Scott, M; (2003) Rural Development Partnerships and Engaging the Community Sector: Insights from Northern Ireland. Working Paper [Details]
                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Research Interests

My current research explores socio-spatial and environmental conflicts through the lens of land-use governance, and also addresses how these conflicts can be resolved through policy, planning and design. To examine these themes, my current research is focused on three key areas:

(1) Planning for natural capital and ecosystem services: much of my current research explores the integration of an ecosystem approach within spatial planning practices, operationalized through a green infrastructure (GI) approach. Since 2013, I have been PI on the EPA funded Eco-Plan project, which examines current practices for GI in Irish planning while also developing novel collaborative learning tools for planning authorities. This research has recently been further funded by the EPA (350K Euro) for a related Eco-Plan II project, which explores GI implementation in the development plan process, development management, and design practices in partnership with Fingal County Council, and Cardiff University.

(2) The consumption and productive processes shaping the rural environment: this research explores the transformation of rural space through competing (and often controversial) demands for rural land-use. Recent research in this area has explored the productive and consumption processes that are (re)shaping the rural environment within the context of a housing boom and bust (funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and Irish Research Council). More recently, my work in this area has focused on 'supply-side' factors behind rural housing development patterns, including neoliberal practices within development management and also the financialisation and globalisation of mortgage markets and its impact in fuelling speculative housing markets in rural localities within Europe's current economic recession. A second strand of this research relates to my interest in 'post carbonism' and the implications of low carbon transitions for rural communities and landscapes. Ongoing work (funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) examines social acceptance of renewable energy schemes in rural places and the conception of the 'public interest' in renewable energy planning conflicts.

(3) Built heritage policy and practice: this research explores shifting built heritage discourses and practices framing planning policy for conservation. I am currently working (along with Declan Redmond) on the JPI funded Sustainable Historic Urban Cores (SHUC) project in partnership with Delft University and Newcastle University, a collaborative network of researchers with a common interest in changing practices in urban planning and management of historic cities. As part of this project, we are currently undertaking a comparative analysis of 6 European cities to examine how the management of historic urban cores has been impacted or has responded to the European economic crisis.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Restructuring of the rural economy and farm and non-farm household vulnerability
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-17
Sponsor : The Heritage Council
Title : A Sustainable Future for the Historic Urban Core
Start Date / End Date : 07-FEB-14 / 27-NOV-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Toward Operationalising an Eco-Innovative Social Economy
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Title : Wind energy and environmental management
Start Date / End Date : 27-JUL-12 / 15-NOV-12
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : ECO-Plan
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-13 / 31-MAR-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Migration and Social Change in Rural Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Graduate Programme in Public Policy
Start Date / End Date : 30-DEC-06 / 30-AUG-07
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : Sustainable urban development and the inner city: an investigation of residential change and quality of life
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-04 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Spatial policy in rural Ireland: an investigation of the interaction of statutory land - use planning and rural development programmes
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-03 / 30-SEP-04
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : Rural Sustainable Development: Managing Housing in the Countryside
Start Date / End Date : 03-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-08