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NOV
13

RTPI Ireland Annual Conference: Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth

The RTPI Ireland Centenary Conference

Date:
Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Venue:
The Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Price:
RTPI Members: €100 Non Members: €125
 
Students and unwaged: €50
Organiser:

Planning is sometimes cited as a barrier to growth, but evidence supporting this claim is scarce. Where planning is having a positive  impact on growth it should be pointed out. When planning is not it should be determined whether it is responding to other important needs  such as social or environmental concerns, or whether the system can be improved upon.  With this in mind this conference will ask: 

  • How and where is the planning system effectively achieving sustainable economic growth? Can lessons be replicated elsewhere?
  • Are there actions Government, local authorities and other leaders can take to improve upon the planning system’s ability to promote sustainable economic growth?
  • How and where are planning authorities using more user and business friendly approaches? How can planning authorities be supported to further develop these approaches?
  • How can we simultaneously achieve three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental, social needs) creating win-win-win outcomes? 

The event will allow delegates to hear about examples of planning supporting sustainable economic growth at different levels, from range of perspectives and from Ireland and beyond.

9.30     Registration

10.00   Welcome and Introduction - Marion Chalmers, Chair, RTPI Ireland

10.05   Ministerial Address - Paudie Coffey TD, Minister for Housing and Planning

10.25   Presidential Address - Cath Ranson, President, Royal Town Planning Institute

           Local Perspectives on Sustainable Economic Growth

10.40   The Cork Experience - Pat Ledwidge, Cork City Council (invited)

11.00   Developing Grangegorman, Dublin - Terry Prendergast, Senior Planner, Grangegorman Development Agency

11.20           Tea and coffee

11.45    Communities, Regeneration and Planning -  Michael Corr, Creative Director, PLACE Northern Ireland

12.05    Rural Areas – Alternative Approaches – Ciaran Lynch, Limerick Institute of Technology

12.25    Discussion

12.45    Lunch

            Regional and National Perspectives

14.00    Lessons from Scotland on Strategic and National Planning? – Stuart Tait, Manager, Clyde Plan

14.20    Planning’s Role in Supporting Economic Growth - Chris McGarry, Head of Planning, NAMA

14.40    Discussion

14.50    Tea and coffee

            Big Picture Perspectives     

15.10    What about the Environment? - Tadhg O’Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer Environmental Protection Agency

15.30    Planning Horizons: Creating Economically Successful Places - Michael Harris, Deputy Head of Policy and   Research, Royal Town Planning Institute

15.50    Discussion

16.00    Closing Remarks - Marion Chalmers, Chair, RTPI Ireland

 

 

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AND DON'T FORGET TO BOOK A PLACE AT THE CENTENARY DINNER BEING HELD THAT EVENING. DETAILS HERE.