ESPON KITCASP: Key Indicators for Territorial Cohesion and Spatial Planning

funded by ESPON (2012-2013)

This ESPON project focussed on the development and application of indicators for territorial cohesion in five European countries: Scotland (UK), Ireland, Basque Country (Spain), Iceland and Latvia. The KITCASP project explored the use of territorial data in developing and monitoring national spatial strategies and other territorial development policies in Scotland, Ireland, Latvia, Iceland and the Basque Country, Spain. It examined the extent to which ESPON data has informed the strategies examined and develop guidelines on the use of indicators and ESPON data in territorial policy development at the national level. The lead stakeholder was the Scottish Government Directorate for the Built Environment, while the Lead Partner is the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), Republic of Ireland.

I coordinated the writing and submission of the application for the project research on behalf of NIRSA. This included a lead role in drafting the proposal and in the selection and coordination of the research team.