Aim and Scope

IJSEES is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that brings together policy analysts, academics, independent researchers and practitioners concerned with environmental management, spatial planning, urban regeneration, environmental planning, local economic development and innovation, and social sustainability.

It aims to become the premier Irish journal for those who want to critically engage with problems of sustainable social, economic, environmental development and regeneration. The journal maintains a commitment to democratic activism, social justice and economic empowerment considered within the context of sustainable development.

IJSEES aims to be a resource for academics, researchers, students, elected representatives and policymakers for the latest thinking and empirical analysis on the programmes and policies that shape our shared environment.


IJSEES covers a very broad range of issues and accommodates a diversity of perspectives. The editors intend to continue enlarging both the range of issues covered and the journal's inter-disciplinary scope.



Papers on any of the following topics - that relate in some way to the environment and/or sustainability - will be considered:

Sustainable development Environmental legislation and policy Ecosystems analysis and protection
Natural resources management Coastal planning and policy Waste management
Environmental infrastructure Air, water and soil pollution Remediation and recovery
Geo-informatics and the environment Environmental impact assessment Public safety and security
Public participation Innovation Environmental economics
Tourism and environment Local economic development Social enterprise and social economy
Energy policy Industrial policy Labour market policy
Social issues Rural planning Urban planning
Urban and regional design Planning in less favoured areas Regional economics
Transport and mobility Utilities and networks Energy resources
Education and health Cultural heritage and architectural issues Visual impact and noise pollution