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Regeneration 16: Adapting to new realities


cccAs the pace of new construction in Dublin City increases, Dublin Institute of Technology’s 4th annual Regeneration Conference takes place on Friday afternoon 9th December 2016 in St Laurence’s Building in the new Grangegorman Campus of Dublin Institute of technology in Dublin 7. It will address the theme of “Adapting to new realities: Human settlement in  an uncertain climate”. Speakers from Rotterdam, Belfast, Galway and Dublin will discuss housing affordability; upgrading existing buildings in cooperation with communities, as well as tackling the global challenge of climate change by making greater use of our existing urban areas for new uses.

The event is organised by Dr. Deiric Ó Bróin and Ciarán Cuffe from DIT’s School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning. The attendance fee is  €55 or €15 unwaged with a €45 Early Bird rate for those who book by 26th November.  Attendees will have an opportunity to walk through DIT’s award winning Grangegorman Campus and the price of admission includes a craft beer reception after the conference in Grangegorman’s Orchard Bar. You can book your place on http://regeneration16.eventbrite.ie

The schedule for the day is as follows:

12.00 pm Registration, St Lawrence’s, DIT Grangegorman (across the road from the Clock Tower Building), Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7

12.30 pm Tour of DIT Grangegorman led by:

Terry Prendergast, Grangegorman Development Agency, and  Dr. Paul Horan, Head of Campus Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology

1.00 pm Sandwich lunch, St Lawrence’s

1.30 pm Keynote Gert Jan te Velde, Vanschagen Architects, Rotterdam

-regenerating post-war social housing in the Netherlands

2.00 pm Panel 1 Future cities in an age of uncertainties,  Chair Dr. Deiric Ó Broin

Professor Barry McMullin, Dublin City University

-planetary boundaries and societal resilience: peering (reluctantly) into the Age of Consequences,

Clare McKeown, Sustainability Manager, Belfast City Council

-reimagining cities for resilience

Philip Lawton, Lecturer in Human Geography, Maynooth University

-urban public space and creativity

3.00 Afternoon refreshments

3.30 Panel 2 New models of human settlement, Chair, Ciarán Cuffe

Jim Keogan, Former Assistant Chief Executive (Planning and Development), Dublin City Council

-a vision for Dublin’s Docklands

Brid McGrath, Head of Social Policy, Respond! Housing Association

-creating vibrant, socially integrated communities

Patrick Lydon, Rosie Lynch and Mark Dwan, Camphill Communities of Ireland

-Nimble Spaces: creating inclusive neighbourhoods

4.30 pm Plenary

5.15 pm Launch of Irish Journal of Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability by Professor Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology

 Followed by a Craft Beer at Barber’s, formerly the Orchard Bar, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7

More information is available from Ciarán Cuffe who may be contacted on 087 265 2075



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