Prof. Kevin Leyden

PhD

Contact Details

Personal Professor
Political Science &
Sociology
Room 313, Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2299
E: kevin.leyden@nuigalway.ie
Personal Professor
Political Science & Sociology
Room 313
Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: 00353 91 492299
M:
E: kevin.leyden@nuigalway.ie
Joint Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities Reseach Cluster Leader
Whitaker Institute

 
researcher

Biography

Kevin M. Leyden is a Professor of Political Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also serves as Co-Director of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities Cluster of the Whitaker Institute. He was previously the Director of West Virginia University’s Institute for Public Affairs and an Honorary Research Professor of Social Science & Public Policy at the Whitaker Institute. 

Professor Leyden’s teaching and research interests include social capital, public policy, public opinion, elections, interest groups, health policy, energy policy, land-use & transportation planning and issues of sustainable development. His research has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, Urban Affairs Review, Health & Place, The British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, American Journal of Health Promotion, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, and Policy Studies Journal, among others. His current research focuses primarily on the relationship between the community design, social capital, health, and climate change. He serves as a partner with the World Health Organization’s Large Analysis and Review of European Housing and Health Status (LARES), and is a Research Fellow with the Global Metropolitan Forum which is examining the quality of life in ten major international metropolises. In addition, he is currently completing an analysis of transportation planning as part of a research grant from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Other recent research grants include an analysis of over 69,000 residents affected by an environmental clean-up project in Parkersburg, West Virginia and an analysis of disaster evacuation plans for the Office of Homeland Security.

Research Interests

Kevin's research interests include:

  • Sustainable Community Design and Development
  • Urban Land-Use and Transportation Planning
  • Neighborhood/Community Design, Health & Climate Change
  • Interest Groups, Non-Profits, and Public Policy
  • Social Capital, Civic Engagement & Democracy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Energy Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Environmental Policy & Politics Land Use Planning & Politics
  • The Causes & Consequences of Urban Sprawl
  • Public Opinion
  • Community and Economic Development
  • The Role of Political Parties in Elections & the Legislative Process
  • Representation, Accountability and Democratic Governance 
  • Interest Groups, PAC Money, and Elections
  • Congressional, Presidential & Gubernatorial Elections
  • European Elections
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Policy Housing Policy
  • Quantitative Research Methods


Research Grants/Service Grants

Galway European Capital of Culture Bid 2020 (Awarded May, 2014)
Co-author of the winning proposal to write the bid for Galway to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020.  Dr. Patrick Collins (Department of Geography) and I lead a NUI Galway team. This proposal will compete against other Irish cities for the right to hold this year long event. The decision will be made by an EU panel. The bid process requires that we have an intensive public and stakeholder process and provide detail programming plans. The bid process also requires that we lay out novel ideas and plans as to how earning a European Capital of Culture designation would affect Galway and its development in the short and long term. See:  http://galway2020.ie/

Heritage Council
Working member of the Heritage Council Urban Heritage Policy Working Group, Ongoing 2014
Our goal is to produce a Policy Document on the Heritage Value of Small-to-Medium towns in Ireland.  A draft document was produced in June 2014.  

COST: Awarded February 2013 (approximately €350,000)
European Union and European Science Foundation. Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) Transit & Urban Development Grant. 
Title:  TUD COST Action TU1204People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World [Co-investigator] Supported by a European network of candidate cities, this Action co-ordinates a trans-disciplinary network of experts and non-experts that investigate the alignment of the “hardware” and “software” of a city with user needs to promote well being, good health, and a sustainable use of resources, within an evolving people-centered consultation framework for economic, cultural, and political development.  I lead and coordinate one of five work packages called the Research Strategy & Roadmap  (2013-2017). During the reporting period I participated in Meetings in Dublin, Galway, Brussels, & Helsinki. I am leading an effort to apply for a Horizon2020 grant via the COST network.

Enterprise Ireland: Awarded December, 2013 (€9,000)
Innovation Partnerships Project IE/2013/0268/Y
The way we plan the places we live in has profound effects on people, society and the environment.  Currently, many decisions are made with a very poor understanding of the effects of changes to urban environments. On-going empirical research from a variety of academic disciplines suggests urban planning and design, as well as engineering decisions affect everything from health and well-being to the nature of the local economy and carbon footprints. NUI Galway and our collaborating company RealSim Ltd feel we have the capability to make a real difference in this area by feasibly assessing the potential to develop a better mechanism to aid the decision making ability for the planning professions. This feasibility will assist mapping out the potential for such a product, as well as researching the user needs and evaluating the effectiveness of such a development.

The ability to attain such information and understand the effects of planning decisions, would enable a better solution be put in place that will profoundly impact the way communities are designed at a global level. 

TEAM:
• Professor Kevin M. Leyden (NUI, Galway)
• Gavin Duffy (RealSim, Ltd)
• Dr. Lorraine D’Arcy (DCU)
• James Broderick NUI, Galway. (New Phd student)

EPA: 2009-2013, Completed in 2013 (€96,000)
The Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Ireland
The Grant is titled: The ’Cleaner, Greener, Leaner’ Study: Combating Climate Change through Planning for Sustainable Transport [Co-Investigator]
The grant primarily supports a PhD Student for three years under the Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007 - 2013. The project focused upon the relationship between neighbourhood design and the attitudes and behaviours of residents and policymakers in Dublin and its suburbs. 

E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co/Brookmar, Inc.: 2006-2008 ($575,510)
Grant to Evaluate Court Ordered C8 Environmental and Health remediation project in Parkersburg, WV and to host data from project [Co-Investigator]
Web Page: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/c8/index.asp (partial description of projects).
Commonly referred to as C8, ammonium perfluorooctanoate and its derivative salts are used by the Du Pont chemical company to aid in the production of non-stick and protective fluoropolymers such as TEFLON™, Scotchguard™, and Gore-Tex™. C8 has been discovered in the water supply of communities near the Du Pont Chemical plant located outside of Parkersburg, WV. A C8 Health Project was conducted between August 2005 - July 2006 by Brookmar Inc., as part of the settlement agreement reached in the case of Leach v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., No. 01C-608 (W. Va., Wood County Cir. Ct. filed Apr. 10, 2002). Over 69,000 residents provided blood samples that are currently being analyzed to determine whether C8 is associated with human disease in the Parkersburg area. WVU researchers are involved in many aspects of this effort including an examination of the perceptions of affected residents and the health effects of the entire C8 Health Project. This research project is expected to produce many publications including those that focus upon health and environmental policy issues.

West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety: 2007-2008 ($374,675)  
West Virginia Mass Evacuation Modeling and Simulation Platform Project [Co-Investigator]

The Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Ireland: 2005-2006 ($131,435) 
The Grant is entitled Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road Infrastructure Programmes [Co-Investigator]
This project systematically examines the decision process used to build new roads in the Republic of Ireland. The team’s primary focus was on the Environmental Impact Assessment process and making recommendations for its improvement. The final report for this project is under review at the EPA.

Monongalia County Health Department and West Virginia University. West Virginia Walks. Public health intervention and evaluation of a media based walking campaign based in North Central West Virginia. $150,000 plus. (2005-2006) Co-Investigator. Brief Description: WV Walks was a socio-ecological public health intervention designed to promote 30+ minutes of daily walking among insufficiently active 40- to 65-year olds. Pre- and post-surveys of the public and policymakers were used to assess the campaign’s effectiveness.

DHHS/PHS/CDC/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. “Promoting Public Health Research and Education through the Institute for Public Affairs.” $13,128 (2004-2005)

Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. “Encouraging Leadership II: Recruiting Newly Elected Public Officials to Attend the Local Government Leadership Academy.” $10,000 (2007)

Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. “Encouraging Leadership: Recruiting Newly Elected Public Officials to Attend the Local Government Leadership Academy.” $10,000 (2006)

Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. “Pro-Active Planning for the Future: Strategic Retreat for ARC Distressed County Leaders and Local Government Leadership Academy. $7,000 (2006)

Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. “New Leaders Program as part of the bi-annual Local Government Leadership Academy.” The program will work to enhance the leadership skills of college students from distressed counties in West Virginia. $10,000 (2005)

Alliance for Excellent Education. Study on the relationship between High School Drop-outs and Incarceration. $4,500. Principal Investigator. (2005).

RRI/College Special Research Assignment (SRA) Award: Examining the Linkages between Neighborhood Design, Social Capital, and Health: Survey Design and Pre-test Principal Investigator. $10,000 (2004-2005)

Canadian Studies Faculty Research Grant 2002-2003. Canadian Embassy. Topic: Community Planning in Canada. Co-Investigator. US$14,904

Research Grant, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences. West Virginia University. 2001. Topic: The Politics of the American Landscape: Community Planning, Real Estate, and Land Use Policy. $6,095.29 Co-Investigator.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Happiness and health across the lifespan in five major cities: The impact of place and government performance'
Hogan MJ;Leyden KM;Conway R;Goldberg A;Walsh D;McKenna-Plumley PE; (2016) 'Happiness and health across the lifespan in five major cities: The impact of place and government performance'. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 162 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Motivated to walk but nowhere to walk to: Differential effect of a mass media campaign by mix of local destinations'
Barnes R;Bauman AE;Giles-Corti B;Knuiman MW;Rosenberg M;Leyden KM;Abildso CG;Reger-Nash B; (2015) 'Motivated to walk but nowhere to walk to: Differential effect of a mass media campaign by mix of local destinations'. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Consulting with Citizens in the Design of Wellbeing Measures and Policies'
Hogan, M; Johnston, H; Broome, B; McMoreland, C; Walsh, J; Smale, B; Duggan, J; Andriessen, J; Leyden, K; Domegan, C; Mc Hugh, P; Hogan, V; Harney, O; Groarke, J; Noone, C. and Groarke, A. (2015) 'Consulting with Citizens in the Design of Wellbeing Measures and Policies'. Social Indicators Research, 123 (3):857-877 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Perceptions of Small City Downtowns in the USA'
Bias, Thomas K., Kevin M. Leyden, and Jeremy Zimmerman. (2015) 'Perceptions of Small City Downtowns in the USA'. Planning Practice and Research, :1-17 [Details]
(2015) 'Consulting with Citizens in the Design of Wellbeing Measures and Policies: Lessons from a Systems Science Application'
Hogan, MJ,Johnston, H,Broome, B,McMoreland, C,Walsh, J,Smale, B,Duggan, J,Andriessen, J,Leyden, KM,Domegan, C,McHugh, P,Hogan, V,Harney, O,Groarke, J,Noone, C,Groarke, AM (2015) 'Consulting with Citizens in the Design of Wellbeing Measures and Policies: Lessons from a Systems Science Application'. Social Indicators Research, 123 :857-877 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Untangling What Make Cities Livable: Happiness in Five Cities'
Goldberg, A. Leyden, Kevin M., and T.J. Scotto. 2012. (2012) 'Untangling What Make Cities Livable: Happiness in Five Cities'. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 165 :127-136 [Details]
(2011) 'Does the environment moderate the impact of a mass media campaign to promote walking?'
Gebel K., Reger-Nash, B., Leyden, K. and Bauman, A. (2011) 'Does the environment moderate the impact of a mass media campaign to promote walking?'. American Journal Of Health Promotion, [Details]
(2011) 'Organizing an Effective Communitywide Physical Activity Campaign: A Step-by Step Guide'
Reger-Nash, B., Bauman, A., Smith, B.J., Craig, C.L., Abildso, C. and Leyden, K. (2011) 'Organizing an Effective Communitywide Physical Activity Campaign: A Step-by Step Guide'. Health and Fitness, [Details]
(2011) 'Understanding the Pursuit of Happiness in Ten Major Cities'
Leyden, KM,Goldberg, A,Michelbach, P (2011) 'Understanding the Pursuit of Happiness in Ten Major Cities'. Urban Affairs Review, 47 :861-888 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Improving health through policies that promote active travel: A review of evidence to support integrated health impact assessment'
de Nazelle, A,Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ,Anto, JM,Brauer, M,Briggs, D,Braun-Fahrlander, C,Cavill, N,Cooper, AR,Desqueyroux, H,Fruin, S,Hoek, G,Panis, LI,Janssen, N,Jerrett, M,Joffe, M,Andersen, ZJ,van Kempen, E,Kingham, S,Kubesch, N,Leyden, KM,Marshall, JD,Matamala, J,Mellios, G,Mendez, M,Nassif, H,Ogilvie, D,Peiro, R,Perez, K,Rabl, A,Ragettli, M,Rodriguez, D,Rojas, D,Ruiz, P,Sallis, JF,Terwoert, J,Toussaint, JF,Tuomisto, J,Zuurbier, M,Lebret, E (2011) 'Improving health through policies that promote active travel: A review of evidence to support integrated health impact assessment'. Environment International, 37 :766-777 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) '“The Built Environment, Maintenance of the Public Sphere and Connections to Others and to Place: An Examination of 10 International Cities”'
Leyden, K., Goldberg, A. and Duval, R.D. (2011) '“The Built Environment, Maintenance of the Public Sphere and Connections to Others and to Place: An Examination of 10 International Cities”'. Journal of Urbanism, 4 (1):25-38 [Details]
(2010) 'The importance of being parsimonious: Reliability of a brief community walkability assessment instrument'
Bias, TK,Leyden, KM,Abildso, CG,Reger-Nash, B,Bauman, A (2010) 'The importance of being parsimonious: Reliability of a brief community walkability assessment instrument'. Health & Place, 16 :755-758 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Public Health Policy Priorities among Decision Makers in Hawaii'
Maddock, J.E., Ahedo, A., Jokura, Y., Reger-Nash, B., Leyden, K., and Bias, T. (2009) 'Public Health Policy Priorities among Decision Makers in Hawaii'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6 :386-360 [Details]
(2009) 'The C8 Health Project: Design, Methods, and Participants'
Frisbee, S.J., Brooks, A.P., Maher, A., Flensborg, P., Arnold, S., Fletcher, T., Steenland, K., Shankar, A., Knox, S.S., Pollard, C., Halverson, J.A., Vieira, V.M., Jin. C., Leyden, K., and Ducatman, A. (2009) 'The C8 Health Project: Design, Methods, and Participants'. Environmental Health Perspectives, 117 (12):1873-1882 [Details]
(2008) 'Guided Discussion and Activities in English for Future Health Professionals: Relationships between Nursing and Community Design'
Wiltshire, T.L., Mogami, T., Leyden, K. and Maeta, M. (2008) 'Guided Discussion and Activities in English for Future Health Professionals: Relationships between Nursing and Community Design'. Yonago Acta Medica, 51 :89-94 [Details]
(2008) 'WV Walks: replication with expanded reach'
Reger-Nash, B., Bauman, A., Cooper, L., Chey, T., Simon, K.J., Brann, M., and Leyden, K (2008) 'WV Walks: replication with expanded reach'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5 :19-27 [Details]
(2008) 'Changing the Hearts & Minds of Policymakers. An Exploratory Study Associated with the West Virginia Walks Campaign'
Leyden, K., Reger-Nash, B., Bauman, A. and Bias, T. (2008) 'Changing the Hearts & Minds of Policymakers. An Exploratory Study Associated with the West Virginia Walks Campaign'. American Journal Of Health Promotion, 22 :204-207 [Details]
(2007) 'Community-based Treatment of Late Life Depression - and Expert Panel Informed Literature Review'
Frederick, J.T., Steinman, L.E., Prohaska, T., Satariano, W.A., Leyden, K., et al. (2007) 'Community-based Treatment of Late Life Depression - and Expert Panel Informed Literature Review'. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 :175-268 [Details]
(2006) 'Citizen Evaluations of West Virginia Government: Stability and Change, 1992 to 2005'
Bias, T.K., Brisbin, R.A. and Leyden, K. (2006) 'Citizen Evaluations of West Virginia Government: Stability and Change, 1992 to 2005'. The West Virginia Public Affairs Reporter, 23 (1) [Details]
(2003) 'Social Capital and the Built Environment: The Importance of Walkable Neighborhoods'
Leyden, KM (2003) 'Social Capital and the Built Environment: The Importance of Walkable Neighborhoods'. American Journal Of Public Health, 93 :1546-1551 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'More Smoke, No Substance: Palmer and Whitten’s Defense Fails'
Royed, T.J., Leyden, K. and Borrelli, S.A. (2003) 'More Smoke, No Substance: Palmer and Whitten’s Defense Fails'. British Journal Of Political Science, 33 :160-162 [Details]
(2003) 'Seeing through Smoke and Mirrors: A Response to Palmer and Whitten'
Royed, T.J., Leyden, K. and Borrelli, S.A. (2003) 'Seeing through Smoke and Mirrors: A Response to Palmer and Whitten'. British Journal Of Political Science, 33 :150-158 [Details]
(2001) 'Is ‘Clarity of Responsibility’ Important for Economic Voting? Revisiting Powell and Whitten’s Hypothesis'
Royed, T.J., Leyden, K., and Borrelli, S.A. (2001) 'Is ‘Clarity of Responsibility’ Important for Economic Voting? Revisiting Powell and Whitten’s Hypothesis'. British Journal Of Political Science, 30 :669-698 [Details]
(1998) 'Predicting the Outcomes of Presidential Commissions: Evidence from the Johnson and Nixon Years'
Smith, D.A., Leyden, K., and Borrelli, S.A. (1998) 'Predicting the Outcomes of Presidential Commissions: Evidence from the Johnson and Nixon Years'. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 28 :269-85 [Details]
(1996) 'Beyond NIMBY: Opposition to Hazardous Waste Facilities'
Hunter, S. and Leyden, K. (1996) 'Beyond NIMBY: Opposition to Hazardous Waste Facilities'. Policy Studies Journal, 23 (4):601-619 [Details]
(1995) 'The Effect of State Economic Conditions on Gubernatorial Elections: Does Unified Government Make a Difference?'
Leyden, K. and Borrelli, S.A. (1995) 'The Effect of State Economic Conditions on Gubernatorial Elections: Does Unified Government Make a Difference?'. Political Research Quarterly, 48 (2):275-290 [Details]
(1995) 'Interest Group Resources and Testimony at Congressional Hearings'
Leyden, K. (1995) 'Interest Group Resources and Testimony at Congressional Hearings'. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 20 (3):431-439 [Details]
(1994) 'An Investment in Goodwill: Party Contributions and Party Unity in the 1980s'
Leyden, K. and Borrelli. S.A. (1994) 'An Investment in Goodwill: Party Contributions and Party Unity in the 1980s'. American Politics Quarterly, 22 (4):421-452 [Details]
(1990) 'Party Contributions and Party Unity: Can Loyalty Be Bought?'
Leyden, K. and Borrelli, S.A. (1990) 'Party Contributions and Party Unity: Can Loyalty Be Bought?'. Western Political Quarterly, 43 (2):343-365 [Details]
(1988) 'Judging By The Company Candidates Keep: What's A Democrat to Do?'
Miller, A.H., Hildreth, A., Leyden, K. and Wlezien, C. (1988) 'Judging By The Company Candidates Keep: What's A Democrat to Do?'. Public Opinion, 11 (2) [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The Economy and the Vote in Irish National Elections'
Leyden KM; Lewis-Beck, MS (2016) 'The Economy and the Vote in Irish National Elections' In: TITLE. UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2015) 'The built environment of communities and social capital'
Leyden, KM and A. Goldberg (2015) 'The built environment of communities and social capital' In: Social Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2010) 'The Limits of Kelo: Bureaucratic Legality and Adversarial Conflict in Land Use Regulation'
Brisbin, R.A.; Hunter, S. and Leyden, K. (2010) 'The Limits of Kelo: Bureaucratic Legality and Adversarial Conflict in Land Use Regulation' In: Property Rights and Neo-liberalism: Cultural Demands and Legal Actions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2008) 'Democracy and Neighborly Communities: Some Theoretical Considerations on the Built Environment'
Leyden, K. and Michelbach, P. (2008) 'Democracy and Neighborly Communities: Some Theoretical Considerations on the Built Environment' In: New Urbanism and Beyond. New York and London: Rizzoli. [Details]
(1994) 'After the Election: Explaining Party Leadership Involvement Among House Freshmen'
Borrelli, S.A. and Leyden, K. (1994) 'After the Election: Explaining Party Leadership Involvement Among House Freshmen' In: The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties. USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) Economic Impact Assessment: The Creative Sector in the Western Region - Future Growth Trajectories.
Collins, P, Cunningham, J., Leyden, K. (2011) Economic Impact Assessment: The Creative Sector in the Western Region - Future Growth Trajectories. Western Development Commission, Roscommon, Ireland. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Quality, uniqueness and place. Planning for quality of life'
Leyden, KM, Collins, P (2015) 'Quality, uniqueness and place. Planning for quality of life' Village Magazine, . [Details]
(2013) 'Heritage, Planning, and Health: the benefits of good planning practice'
Leyden, KM; Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L (2013) 'Heritage, Planning, and Health: the benefits of good planning practice' The eZine of the Heritage Council, . [Details]
(2009) 'Heritage, Sustainability, and Healthy Communities: Thinking about the Future Today'
Khoo, S. & Leyden, K (2009) 'Heritage, Sustainability, and Healthy Communities: Thinking about the Future Today' Heritage Outlook Winter 2009-Spring 2010, :32-37. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Realising the Hidden Potential of Ireland’s Towns: Policies & Priorities for their Future,
Kevin M. Leyden (2015) The Liveablity of Towns: Thoughts on Creating an Irish Urban Policy. [Plenary Lecture], Realising the Hidden Potential of Ireland’s Towns: Policies & Priorities for their Future, The Set Theatre, Kilkenny, Ireland , 04-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Galway International Arts Festival,
Kevin M. Leyden (2015) Smart Cities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Galway International Arts Festival, NUI, Galway , 25-JUL-15 - 25-JUL-15. [Details]
(2014) Active Living Research Conference,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L.; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2014) The practical implementation and transferability of ‘Walkability’ as a concept; considerations for Active Living Research. [Oral Presentation], Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, USA , 08-MAR-14 - 08-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) A public discussion of the future of Salthill,
Leyden, K (2014) contributor. [Invited Oral Presentation], A public discussion of the future of Salthill, Galway Business School , 12-MAY-14 - 12-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Leyden, K M; Lewis-Beck, M S (2013) THE IRISH ECONOMIC VOTER: A CONTINUING SEARCH (PRELIMINARY RESULTS). [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 18-OCT-13 - 20-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013) Cost Action: People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World. Joint Management Committee & Working Group Meeting,
Leyden, K (2013) People Friendly Cities: The Interconnections between Urban Design, Public Policy, and Happiness: European & International Perspectives. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cost Action: People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World. Joint Management Committee & Working Group Meeting, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JUL-13 - 02-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Galway Arts Festival,
Leyden, K (2013) Common Ground: A Discussion of Creativity and the use of Public Spaces. [Invited Oral Presentation], Galway Arts Festival, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway , 21-JUL-13 - 21-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Galway 2040,
Leyden, K (2013) Sustainable Infrastructure proposals for Galway: During the recession and into the future. Creating a Sustainable Infrastructure in Harmony with our Rich Environment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Galway 2040, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway , 27-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) People, Policy, Places and the Economy: Advancing Ireland through Research and Outreach,
various (2013) Irish Social Sciences Platform conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], People, Policy, Places and the Economy: Advancing Ireland through Research and Outreach, NUI Galway , 19-SEP-13 - 20-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Dream to Dare: Game-Changing Communities Conference,
Leyden, K (2013) Social Capital and the Built Environment: Unleashing the Community Spirit. [Keynote Address], Dream to Dare: Game-Changing Communities Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana , 03-DEC-13 - 04-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013) ENVIRON 2013. The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2013) Preliminary findings of the Cleaner, Greener, Leaner (CGL) Study on the influence of the neighbourhood environment on walking and transport behaviours. [Oral Presentation], ENVIRON 2013. The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway , 30-JAN-13 - 31-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013) The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2013) Applying multi-disciplinary walkability criteria to area selection for the Cleaner, Greener, Leaner (CGL) study ENVIRON 2013. [Oral Presentation], The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway , 30-JAN-13 - 31-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013) 9th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2013) Cleaner, Greener, Leaner (CGL) Study preliminary findings: the role of planning policy, socio-economics and neighbourhood characteristics on perceived walkability, walking and transport behaviours. [Oral Presentation], 9th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe, Helsinki, Finland , 21-OCT-13 - 24-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013) 4th Annual Conference of the Irish Transport Research Network,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2013) Identifying high and low walkable neighbourhoods using multi-disciplinary walkability criteria. [Oral Presentation], 4th Annual Conference of the Irish Transport Research Network, Trinity College Dublin , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012) 8th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L.; Leyden, K; Woods, C (2012) Discrepancies in professional understanding of the term walkability. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe, Cardiff, Wales , 26-SEP-12 - 26-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012) 8th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe,
Fitzsimons D’Arcy, L.;Leyden, K; Woods, C (2012) Applying a socio-spatial recall methodology to investigate professional considerations relating to walkability. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Meeting and Symposium of HEPA Europe, Cardiff, Wales , 26-SEP-12 - 26-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012) Concept Development of the European Science Foundation/Horizon2020,
Leyden, K; Lipps, B (2012) City X-Changes: Smart & Liveable Cities Knowledge Broker. [Other], Concept Development of the European Science Foundation/Horizon2020, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO5sQnJax4o , 12-NOV-12 - 12-NOV-12. [Details]
(2010) Irish Transport Research Network,
Fitzsimons, L., Nelson, N., Leyden, K., Wickham J. and Woods, C.B. (2010) Walkability Means What, To Whom? Difficulties and Challenges in Defining Walkability. [Conference Paper], Irish Transport Research Network, University College Dublin, Ireland , 31-AUG-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2012) “Heritage, Planning, and Health: the benefits of good planning practice.
Leyden, KM and Lorraine Fitzsimons D’Arcy. (2012) “Heritage, Planning, and Health: the benefits of good planning practice. ANET/COS [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2003) The Health Consequences of Irish Sprawl and Car Dependency, The Irish Times.
Leyden, K. (2003) The Health Consequences of Irish Sprawl and Car Dependency, The Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2001) Urban Sprawl Not the Social Way, The Irish Times.
Leyden, K.n (2001) Urban Sprawl Not the Social Way, The Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2010) Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road Infrastructure Programmes in Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency (of Ireland).
Healy, D., Douthwaite, R., Leyden, K., Farrell, K. and Lumley, I. et al. (2010) Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road Infrastructure Programmes in Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency (of Ireland). Report [Details]
(2007) Towards a Sustainable Transport System, Expert Briefing Paper published in Comhar: Towards Sustainability in the National Development Plan 2007-2013.(Republic of Ireland).
Douthwaite, R., Healy, D. and Leyden, K. (2007) Towards a Sustainable Transport System, Expert Briefing Paper published in Comhar: Towards Sustainability in the National Development Plan 2007-2013.(Republic of Ireland). Report [Details]