Regeneration for Dún Laoghaire

Vacant ShopsThere’s an interesting discussion of regeneration happening on 19th June 2014, as part of the Dalkey Book Festival. Here’s what they have to say:

“House prices in Dun Laoghaire are rocketing again, yet the town is boarded up. The Council spends millions on a library, but businesses are closing down. Is Dun Laoghaire beyond hope? A place of broken windows, empty shops and fewer and fewer people shopping in what used to be a bustling, dynamic town. Can this decline be reversed? Who should do it? And how?

“We are delighted to host possibly the world’s foremost expert on urban regeneration, Bruce Katz. Former Chief of Staff of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Bruce Katz is the author of “The Metropolitan Revolution”. Currently visiting professor of the LSE, he comes to Dalkey to discuss urban regeneration with the locals. Our chair, Ann Marie Hourihane of The Irish Times will be joined by local actor Eamonn Morrissey, local historian Peter Pearson and owner of Harry’s Cafe, Derek Bennett.

This is one not to be missed for anyone with an interest in the prosperity and wellbeing of this neck of the woods.”

Tickets are €10 and you can purchase them over here

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Presentations from “Regeneration: Beyond the Crisis”

View from the Floor at Regeneration Beyond the Crisis Friday 8th November 2013

View from the Floor at Regeneration Beyond the Crisis Friday 8th November 2013

Many thanks to all who attended the conference “Regeneration: Beyond the Crisis” hosted by the  Dublin Institute of Technology and the Institute of Economic Development and held in DIT Bolton Street in Dublin on Friday 8th November 2013.

The Presentations from the afternoon may be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Friday 8th November 2013

  1. Grangegorman takes shape Dr. Paul Horan Head of Campus Planning, DIT Grangegorman Campus
  2. Introduction to the new Master of Science in Urban Regeneration and Development Ciarán Cuffe, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology
  3. Reshaping local government for the twenty-first century John McCarthy, Assistant Secretary Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Local Government Reform)
  4. Large scale regeneration projects: an uncertain future?  Nigel Wilcock, Mickledore Ltd. &Institute of Economic Development, UK
  5. Limerick: social and community regeneration Jason Murphy SEO Limerick Regeneration
  6. Role of Culture in Regeneration Linda Williams Head of Economic Development at Derry City Council
  7. Scottish local authorities: delivering regeneration Richard Sweetnam, Improvement Service, and Institute of Economic Development, Scotland
  8. Redesigning urban living Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect
  9. The role of NAMA in the regeneration process Chris McGarry, Planning & Development Advisor, National Assets Management Agency
  10. Introduction to the Institute of Economic Development Dr. Deiric O’Broin Programme Chair, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology

Thanks to to Ciarán Cuffe, Geoff Herbert, Dr. Deiric O’Broin, our speakers, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Institute of Economic Development for making the conference possible. Further information about the Masters of Science in Urban Regeneration and Development may be found at this link.

Regeneration – Beyond the Crisis

Regeneration – Beyond the Crisis

Conference

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.

Programme

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