Mapping and Planning the open green spaces for Dublin city borders

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Under the regulations and proposed framework of the European Commission (EC), the Green Infrastructure planning is not enshrined formally in planning systems and practice in Ireland (Stack et al., 2008). The fundamental ecological and spatial concept underpins Green Infrastructure (such as multi-functionality and connectivity), are increasingly visible in strategic planning. This strongly supports EC and different government priorities for spatial planning and integration of biodiversity and development (Casserly, 2010 & Smith et al., 2011). Habitat maps are proposed to facilitate the Green Infrastructure roles in Dublin city. Precisely, the Dublin City Council (DCC) is interested in the available open green spaces having higher level of species priorities and richness (even in terms of abundance) within its administrative territory. It is also true that there are certain levels of habitat cover which are still left as unidentified or / and not considered to be of biodiversity interest. Most of the researches and the various produced maps are analysed by acknowledging the major three aspects of land use which gives proximity for a better and a greener environment.


Anurag Saha


A competent, diligent and result oriented Environmentalist, Research Scholar & Entrepreneur offering over four years of experience in steering business growth, capitalizing on revenue potential and managing all distribution operations. MSc. from University College Dublin, Ireland (2014), and graduated from University of Delhi in Geography (2012)

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Green Infrastructure, open spaces, Natural Development, Social Intrusion, Planning and Mapping, Socio-economic interaction

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General