Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 57, 2016, pp. 68-79, doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2016.01.008:
This study reviews how geographic information (GI) and geographic technologies (GT) can support integration of spatial planning and flood-risk management by capitalizing on their utility in various planning and management activities. It aims to identify the requirements for integrating spatial planning with flood-risk management and to conceptualise and identify the dimensions of ‘integration’, primarily in the European, and particularly in the Irish, context and framework. Then, the study develops a conceptual framework of an infrastructure, termed Spatially Integrated Policy Infrastructure (SIPI), which allows for sharing GI, decision support and analysis tools between spatial planning and flood-risk management.