This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible experience. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. You can find out more about how we use cookies here. If you would like to know more about cookies, or how you can delete them, click here.


Shaping the Relationship between People and Place

Planning and Community Planning

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon BT66 6NJ, UK
RTPI Members - £20, unwaged - £5
RTPI Northern Ireland

This conference aims to develop a better understanding of how the proposed changes to the forward land use planning system and the introduction of community planning can contribute beneficially to the creation of resilient places and sustainable communities. The conference will bring together new thinking and innovative practice from within and beyond Northern Ireland, to explore issues of local government reform, public service delivery and reform, new approaches to delivering quality place-making, and making best use of resources and delivering change.

The programme is:

  • KEYNOTE SPEECH: Mark H Durkan, Minister for Environment
  • Linda McHugh/Catherine McKinney, Local Government Policy Division: RPA – legislative frameworks
  • Chris Boomer, Development Plan Manager, Department of the Environment - Exploring link between planning and community planning
  • Dyan Currie, President, Planning Institute of Australia - Experiences from Australian local government reform
  • Gavan Rafferty/Greg Lloyd, University of Ulster - Constructive interface between land use planning and community planning
  • Eifion Bowen, Chief Planner, Carmarthenshire County Council - The Welsh perspective - the interface between land use planning and community
  • Liam Hannaway, Chief Executive, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council - Councils as 'place shapers': recoupling land use planning and community