Once again our Annual Conference which was held at Europa Hotel, Belfast on 17th September 2019 was fully booked with over 110 delegates attending.
The Department for Infrastructure's Living Places guide aims to clearly establish the key principles behind good place making – a principal central to the work of planners. It seeks to inform and inspire all those involved in the process of managing (stewardship) and making (design) urban places, with a view to raising standards across Northern Ireland.
Translating Living Places from plans to practice needs built environment professions to work collaboratively to embed the principles and deliver quality placemaking.
This event considered key aspects of places and encouraged discussion between built environment professionals, to enable the application of the Living Places' principles to be understood and embedded in development proposals.
Speaker presentations are available here (where permission has been granted):
- Keynote SpeechDepartment for Infrastructure – Julie Thompson
- Planners leading the place making agenda, Ian Tant, RTPI President
- Using Living Places – Andrew Haley, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group, and Director of The Paul Hogarth Company
- Healthy living promoted through planning - Irene Beautyman, Planning Improvement Service
- How the natural environment can deliver living places -Promoting and supporting biodiversity- Alister Scott, Northumbria University
- Ethics in Planning and Placemaking- Craig McLaren, RTPI Director
- Engagement to Deliver Placeshaping, - Michael McKenna, Associate Director, Turley
Breakout seminars covered topics:
Thank you to our speakers and breakout seminar facilitators and of course thank you to our sponsors: