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Brendan Williams

Lecturer

School Of Geog, Planning & Env Policy
Planning and Env Policy
Belfield
Dublin 4

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

Biography

Brendan Williams lectures in Urban Development and Urban Economics at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin. He was Deputy Head of school from 2007-2010. He is Director of the Urban Environment Project at the Urban Institute Ireland at University College Dublin and has taught and researched at a number of universities in North America and Europe.  In addition since February 2011 Dr. Williams is Visiting Professor to the School of Public policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston. He has published approximately 70 scientific papers and edited/co-authored 4 books on various aspects of planning and development in Ireland and internationally.

 His doctoral research at TCD Dublin involved investigation of the impacts of fiscal incentives on Urban Regeneration in Dublin (examined by Univ. of Cambridge U.K.).  He currently lectures at undergraduate and post graduate level in Urban Development and Urban Economics and supervises a team of PhDs in related research areas.   His research interest on managing urban development and regeneration is pursued through several ongoing funded projects: Spatial Simulation for Social Sciences (Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences - IRCHSS); Enhancing the MOLAND Model of the Greater Dublin Region: From strengthening theoretical foundations to improving end-user functionality (Science Foundation Ireland - SFI); Fiscal incentives for urban development and housing studies (Society of Chartered Surveyors); Peri-Urban Land use Relationships (European Commission FP6); and Urban Environment Project (Environmental Protection Agency) that he directs since 2009. He has 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. In addition he has designed and delivered Continuing Professional Development Programmes for professional and commercial organisations. 


  

Current research with a focus on Economics and Property markets in light of the financial crisis in European countries builds upon a previous co authored book publication Partnerships in Urban Property Development (Wiley Blackwell,Oxford 2009)  

 Recent publications include the URBAN ENVIRONMENT SYNTHESIS REPORT 2012 an integrated interdisciplinary report on Decision support tools for managing the urban environment in Ireland ERTDI Final Synthesis Report EPA Ireland publication in ,December 2012. Recent journal publications include The Role of Property Tax Incentives in Urban Regeneration and Property Market Failure in Dublin. Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration  in 2012 and 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 also in 2012

 Other publications include the book on Partnerships in Urban Property Development (Wiley Blackwell, 2009), book chapters Planning and Sustainability:  Metropolitan Planning, Housing and Land Policy (in Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter, Springer, 2007), Blanchardstown, Suburban regeneration and renewal (in Regenerating Older Suburbs, Urban Land Institute, Washington , 2007), The Private Rented Sector in Dublin: Decline and Renewal (in Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter, Springer Press, 2007), and an article Revisiting the Informational City Status Quo: Space of Flows, Polycentricity and the Geography of Knowledge-intensive Business Services in the Emerging Global City-Region of Dublin (Regional Studies, 2008). Dr. Williams is a Planning and development Surveyor and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was  Chair from 2003-2005 of the Planning and Development Division of The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland . 

Professional

 

Associations

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

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

Consultancy

Client: Dublin regional Authority
   

Other Activities

Policy Advice/Consultancy to Affordable Homes Partnership

Publications

Books

N Dubben and Brendan Williams; (2009) Partnerships in Urban Property Development. Publication June 2009. Oxford,UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishers. [Details]
B williams D Killen; (1999) Valuation Tribunal Judgements Volume 2 Book and CD Rom Version. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
B williams D Killen; (1997) Valuation Tribunal Judgements Volume 1, Book and CD Rom Versions. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration,, 1997. [Details]

Book Chapters

Harutyun Shahumyan,Roger White,Laura Petrov,Brendan Williams,Sheila Convery (2011) 'Urban Development Scenarios and Probability Mapping for Greater Dublin Region: The MOLAND Model Applications' In: Beniamino Murgante, Osvaldo Gervasi, Sanjay Misra, Nadia Nedjah, Ana Maria A. C. Rocha, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan (eds). Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011 International Conference, Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part I. Germany: Springer. Available Online [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: Ustaoglu, E., Williams, B., Petrov, L.O. (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: Petrov, L.O., Williams, B., Shahumyan, H., Convery, S.,( (eds). Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation, National Borders and Transport corridors in Europe:. Milan: Franco Angeli, Milano. [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: Plurel. [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). PLUREL D2.4.5. Copenhagen: Plurel. [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.; (2005) 'Planning and Sustainability: Metropolitan Planning, Housing and Land Policy' In: Redmond, D., Williams, B. Punch, M.; (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Redmond, D., Williams, B. & Punch, M.; (2005) 'Planning and sustainability: metropolitan planning, housing and land policy' In: Norris, M. & Redmond, D (eds). Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. , pp.310-328 [Details]
Brendan williams ,A Adair; (2002) '‘Real Estate Education in Ireland’ (with A. Adair U.U) in Real Estate Education throughout the World edited by Dr. Karl Warner Schulte.  Published by European Business School, Germany.(2002)' In: Brendan williams ,A Adair; (eds). Real Estate Education throughout the World edited by Dr. Karl Warner Schulte. Published by European Business School, Germany.(2002): Germany. [Details]
Brendan williams .P Shiels; (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: Brendan williams .P Shiels; (eds). Les Cahiers. Paris, France: Iaurif. [Details]
Brendan williams ,P Shiels; (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: Brendan williams ,P Shiels; (eds). Les Cahiers. Paris, France: Iaurif. [Details]
Brendan Williams John Ratcliffe; (2000) '‘Development Properties’ in Valuations: Principles Into Practice0 edited by Rees and Hayward' In: Brendan Williams John Ratcliffe; (eds). Valuations: Principles Into Practice. London: Estates Gazette. [Details]
Brendan Williams ,WJ Mc Cluskey; (1999) '‘Introduction – A Comparitive Evaluation in Property Tax’, In Property Tax, An International Comparitive Review, Ashgate Publishing UK, 1999 (with W.J. McCluskey)' In: Brendan Williams ,WJ Mc Cluskey; (eds). Property Tax, An International Comparitive Review, . UK: Ashgate Publishing UK. [Details]
Brendan Williams; (1999) '‘The Present and Future Role of Property Taxation in Local Government Funding in Ireland’., ' In: Brendan Williams; (eds). Property Tax, An International Reveiw , UK, 1999. UK: Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
Brendan Williams; (1991) 'Local Property Taxation in Ireland, . ' In: Brendan Williams; (eds). Comparative Property Tax Schemes. UK: Avebury Publishing UK. [Details]
B. Williams ,A Mac Laran; (2003) 'Dublin Property Development and Planning in the Entrepreneurial City’' In: B. Williams ,A Mac Laran; (eds). Making Space, Andrew MacLaran (Ed) , Arnold, London pp148-172. London: Arnold. [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 Press. [Details]
Williams, B. P Shiels; (2007) 'Blanchardstown, Suburban regeneration and renewal ' In: Williams, B. P Shiels; (eds). . In Regenerating Older Suburbs ,Edited by R.Peiser and A. Schmitz ,Urban Land Institute ,Washington,U. Washington USA: Urban Land Institute. [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]

Edited Books

B williams ,N Brady (Ed.). (2002) Metropolitan Corridors ¿ Planning for the future 2002 DIT Bolton Street (with Noel Brady) 116pp. Dublin: DIT Dublin. [Details]
B Wwilliams (Ed.). (2001) Shaping Dublin¿s Future (2001): Economic Competitiveness and Urban Governance. GEMACA / DIT 75pp. Dublin: EU Gemaca Project/DIT Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Petrov, L.A., Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Convery, S. (2013) 'Applying Spatial Indicators to Support Sustainable Urban Futures'. Environmental Practice, 15 (1):19-32. [DOI] [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]
Ustaoglu, E., Williams, B. and Murphy, E. (2014) 'Evaluation of Planned Rail Investments: A Preliminary Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Dublin City Metro North Project'. Journal of Transport Geography, . [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]
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., 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]
Petrov Laura Oana , , Shahunyan Harutyun, Williams Brendan, Convery Sheila; (2011) 'Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences,Scenarios and Indicators Supporting Urban Regional Planning'. Volume 21 :243-252. [Details]
Brendan williams; (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 (3):429-451. [Details]
WILLIAMS, B., WALSH, C., BOYLE, I., ; (2010) 'Journal of Irish Urban Studies.The Development of the Functional Urban Region of Dublin: Implications for Regional Development Markets and Planning'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, Vols. 7- 9. Published (Volume 7-9):5-29. [Details]
MACLARAN, A., ATTUYER, K., WILLIAMS, B.,; (2010) 'Journal of Irish Urban studies. 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]
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'. Studies, 42 :1133-1146. [DOI] [Details]
Brendan williams B Hughes ,P Shiels; (2003) '2003Access to Housing: The Role of Housing Supply and Urban Development Agencies in the Greater Dublin Area (With Brian Hughes and Patrick Shiels); Journal of Irish Urban Studies0 , Vol 2. Issue 1 (2003)'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 2 (1). [Details]
Sokol, M., Van Egeraat, C. and 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 Studies0 '. Regional Studies, Regional Studies (42 (8)). [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]
Williams, B.; (2006) 'Fiscal incentives and urban regeneration in Dublin1986-2005'. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 24 (6):542-558. [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]
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 . [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 ,J.Berry; (2001) 'The East Coast Corridor – Implications for metropolitan development (with J Berry & S. Mc Greal) Journal of Irish Urban Studies0 Vol. 1 Issue 2 pp 19-31'. Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 1 (2):19-31. [Details]
Brendan Williams ,P Shiels; (2000) '‘Acceleration into Sprawl: Causes and Potential Policy Responses’ in June 2000, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin.pp37-73'. Esri Quarterly Economic Commentary, . [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]

Other Journals

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. [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., 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]
Petrov, L.O., Shahumyan, H., Williams, B., Convery, S (2011) 'Applying Spatial Indicators to Support Sustainable Urban Futures' Environmental Practice 25 . [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]
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., 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]
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]
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' UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series . [Details]
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 09/07 . [Details]

Conference Publications

Cudden J and Williams B. (2011) Economic Competitiveness of the Dublin Region World Class Cities Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, June 2011 Available Online [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Cudden J and Williams B.; . .; (2011) Economic Competitiveness of the Dublin Region World Class Cities Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, June 2011 [Details]
Brendan Williams; (2001) Williams, B. (2001); ¿Transport and Congestion: Spatial and Regional Issues for the Dublin Region¿, Foundation for Fiscal Studies Conference , Dublin, May 2001 Foundation for Fiscal Studies Conference , Dublin, May 2001 [Details]

Published Reports

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]
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]
Harutyun Shahumyan, Brendan Williams, Walter Foley (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]
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]
Brendan Williams, Walter Foley, Jamie Cudden, Harutyun Shahumyan (2012) Synthesis Report: Dublin Ireland's Flagship. Dublin Regional Authority, Dublin, Ireland. Dublin regional Authority dra.ie, Dublin. [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]
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]
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]
Declan Redmond ,Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes. (2012) Demographic Trends in Dublin. Dublin City Council Research Series, Dublin. [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]
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]
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]
Redmond, D., Crossa, V., Moore, N.and Williams, B. ; (2007) Dublin as Emergent Global Gateway: Pathways to creative and knowledge-based regios. Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), Amsterdam. [Details]
Williams, B and Redmond, D.; (2006) Ideopolis: Knowledge Cityu Region Dublin Case Study. The Work Foundation, London. Available Online [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]
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]
Brendan Williams, MacLaran, A; (1996) . (1996); ‘Incentive Areas for Urban Renewal’, P.J. Drudy and A. MacLaran, (eds.), Dublin0 : Economic and Social Review0 , Trinity College, Dublin. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
M SokolM. Sokol, C. van Egeraat and B. Williams); (2007) GaWC World Cities Research Bulletin 228 (A) : 'Revisiting the ‘Informational City’: Space of Flows, Polycentricity and Knowledge-intensive Business Services in an Emerging Global City0 '(M. Sokol, C. van Egeraat and B. Williams) Loughborough UK. GaWC World Cities Research Bulletin 228 (A), GaWC World Cities Research Bulletin 228 (A) : 'Revisiting the ¿Informational City¿: Space of Flows. [Details]
Williams, B., Hughes and Shiels; (2007) Urban Sprawl and Market Fragmentation. Society of Chartered Surveyors, Dublin. [Details]
           

Reports

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]
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]
Williams B. redmond D.; (2006) Ideopolis:Knowledge City Region Dublin Case Study. 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

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]
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]

Research Papers

Redmond, D., Crossa, V., Moore, N. & Williams, B.; (2007) Redmond, D. , Crossa, V., Moore, N. and Williams, Brendan. (2007). Dublin as Emergent Global Gateway: Pathways to creative and knowledge-based regions. Amsterdam: Research Papers Available Online [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 : 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 : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI-PhD-ENS - Split Accounts School of GPEP
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-16
Sponsor : EC Framework
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 : Society of Chartered Surveyors
Title : Fiscal incentives for urban development and housing studies
Start Date / End Date : 24-APR-06 / 30-NOV-07
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Peri-Urban Land use Relationships (PLUREL)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-10
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
   

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.

Innovation & Leadership