Moon, Jonathan

The Discourse and Practice of Transboundary Environmental Planning




School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Queen's University Belfast
Level 3
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5AG
Northern Ireland



+44 (0)2890 974254


Current Research:

Transboundary collaboration is an essential component of effective environmental planning in border regions. For example, the implementation of a number of EU Directives such as the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive, the Water Framework Directive, the Floods Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, all require cooperation amongst neighbouring Member States. Drawing on planning theory and practice, this project will aim to evaluate transboundary environmental planning between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as other European border regions. It will critically assess the institutional, political and governance conditions that are likely to have an impact on the capacity of neighbouring jurisdictions to engage in transboundary planning. The project will lead to recommendations for improved transboundary environmental planning on the island of Ireland.

Supervisors: Dr Wesley Flannery and Dr Michael Murray


MSc with distinction in Environmental Planning, Queen’s University Belfast, 2013
BA Hons (2:1) in English, Queen’s University Belfast, 2011


PhD Research Studentship, Department of Employment and Learning, 2014


PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management, 2014