MEQUEP

Project title: Methodology to evaluate the quality and the effectiveness of environmental planning

Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2016-0248

Contract No.: 90/2018

Funding body: The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Budget: 248.995,00 RON

Period: 2018-2020

Team

Constantina Alina Hossu – Project Leader
Cristian Ioan Ioja – Mentor

Summary

The evaluation of environmental planning quality and effectiveness is a key for addressing the sustainability at local, regional and global scale. However, in many countries planning evaluation is poorly performed being mostly a formal procedure, without a strong methodological basis. The project aims to develop a coherent methodology for the evaluation of the quality and implementation effectiveness of environmental planning, taking into account Romania’s institutional, legislative, economic and social realities, including those related to the integration within the European Union. Through complex research methods (e.g. content analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, multiple correspondence analysis) the project aims to evaluate the quality of local environmental action plans (O1), the conformance and performance of these plans as well as the factors influencing their implementation effectiveness (O2). The resulted methodology (PQ-COPE, O3) will be adapted to be used for the comprehensive evaluation of environmental planning quality and effectiveness in order to improve the future environmental action plans.

Aim

The project aims at developing a methodology for the evaluation of the quality and the effectiveness of environmental planning, with a focus on the evaluation of environmental action plans.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • to evaluate the quality of environmental action plans, including the spatial and temporal variations (O1);
  • to evaluate the conformance and performance of these plans as well as the factors influencing their implementation effectiveness (O2);
  • to develop a methodology (PQ-COPE, O3) to comprehensively evaluate the environmental planning quality and effectiveness.

Main results

Conferences