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Community Planning Event

Community Planning Event

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA, UK
RTPI Northern Ireland

A Total Place approach to Well-being: nurturing the relationship between community planning and spatial planning.

Since April 2015, Councils in Northern Ireland have powers to better understand the relationship between people and place, to create resilient places and deliver well-being outcomes.

This seminar will be used as a platform to explore the relationship between well-being and place-making. In particular, participants will have the opportunity to discuss emerging opportunities and challenges in linking community planning and spatial planning, reflect on learning from Scotland, and examples of what does and does not work in practice.

This joint RTPI NI and EPLANI seminar will be predominantly workshop focused and will be complemented by a range of speakers.


Gavan Rafferty, Ulster University

Gavan is Course Director of the PgDip/MSc Community Planning and Governance course and his research interests focus on the interplay between community planning (integrated service delivery) and spatial planning (land use development), well-being and community engagement.

Speaker TBC

RTPI Scotland recently undertook research into the linkages between spatial and community planning, the opportunities and barriers in these areas and the recommendations for taking work forward.

Alison Keenan (Community Planning Officer) and Sharon Mossman (Principal Planning Officer) Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Workshop themes

•           Well-being and places

•           Interplay between community planning and   spatial planning

•           Emerging best practice

This event will be of particular interest to councillors, council staff, community planning officers, planning officers, community planning partner representatives, private practitioners, architects, and community representatives