Research papers sought for the second edition of Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) will publish the second edition of Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland in January 2012.  The Centre is currently seeking high quality research papers on issues of spatial planning and regional development to include in this forthcoming issue of the Journal.  The subject matter of articles can cover a number of areas, including: spatial planning policy and practice, the economy, balanced regional development, cross-border collaborative initiatives, planning for energy and the green economy, shared services, housing, the environment, etc., governance (reform) and evidence-informed planning.

Those interested in submitting a paper should forward a 300-word abstract to John Driscoll, Director at driscoll@iclrd.org by close of business on Thursday, 30th June 2011.   If approved, the deadline for submission of final papers is Friday, 30th September 2011. The Centre will pay £400 / €450 for an article of 4,000-5,000 words.

While articles can relate to the island of Ireland or overseas, all must have a spatial planning focus.