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Regeneration – Beyond the Crisis


Regeneration – Beyond the Crisis


Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Friday 8th November 2013

This gathering brings together experts in regeneration from Ireland and the UK to discuss cutting edge themes in urban renewal and development. It brings together the strands of economic investment, community involvement and design improvements that underpin successful regeneration projects.

2013 is a watershed moment in regeneration. New guidelines and manuals are in place to promote excellence in development and design.  Councils are undergoing significant reform as they assume new responsibilities in economic development, and the importance of municipal districts is now being recognised. Targeted incentives are set to encourage the refurbishment of older buildings in key cities. Speakers will discuss economic strategies that promote sustainable development, the importance of urban design in reshaping our towns and cities and new approaches to community involvement in renewal.

The conference is being hosted by the School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology in association with the Institute of Economic Development. It will be of interest to local authority staff, architects, planners, developers, community leaders, local development organisations, and students.

An Irish branch of the Institute of Economic Development will be initiated at the Conference, and information will be available on the new Dublin Institute of Technology Masters of Science Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development.


Friday 8th November 2013

1.00    Registration and light lunch

Chair of Session One:  Keith Burge, Chair, Institute of Economic Development

1.45   Welcome and Conference opening Dr. Mike Murphy, Director and Dean of the College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology

1.50   Grangegorman takes shape Dr. Paul Horan Head of Campus Planning, DIT Grangegorman Campus

1.55   Introduction to the new Masters of Science in Urban Regeneration and Development Ciarán Cuffe, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology

2.00   Reshaping local government for the twenty-first century John McCarthy, Assistant Secretary Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Local Government Reform)

2.20   Large scale regeneration projects: an uncertain future?  Nigel Wilcock, Mickledore Ltd., and Institute of Economic Development, UK

2.40   Limerick: social and community regeneration Jason Murphy SEO Limerick Regeneration

3.00   Role of Culture in Regeneration Linda Williams Head of Economic Development at Derry City Council

3.20   Questions

3.30   Tea and Coffee

Chair of Session Two: Chair Conor Norton, DIT Department of Environment and Planning

3.50   Scottish local authorities: delivering regeneration Richard Sweetnam, Improvement Service, and Institute of Economic Development, Scotland

4.10   Redesigning urban living Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect

4.30   The role of NAMA in the regeneration process Chris McGarry, Planning & Development Advisor, National Assets Management Agency

4.50   Introduction to the Institute of Economic Development Dr. Deiric O’Broin Programme Chair, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology

4.55   Discussion and Conclusions

5.10   Drinks reception

The Conference will be held in the Fourth Floor Learning Space, Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street.  Access is via the college entrance on Kings Inn Street, Dublin 1. Cost for attendance is €45 waged / €15 unwaged. Cheques can be made payable to Dublin Institute of Technology, or cash payment can be made on the day.

Continued Professional Development certification (3.5 hrs) is available on payment of €5 in addition to the attendance fee. Updates on https://ditregeneration.wordpress.com/  Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

To register, please contact Ciaran.Cuffe@dit.ie or Deiric.OBroin@dit.ie, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, T +353 1 402 3710


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