Regeneration – Beyond the Crisis Conference


Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Friday 8th November 2013

This dynamic 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 radical 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.


Friday 8th November 2013

1pm   Registration and light lunch

2pm   Welcome and Conference opening Mike Murphy, Director of the College of Engineering and Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology

2.05   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

2.10   Reshaping local government for the twenty-first century John McCarthy, Assistant Secretary Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Local Government Reform)

2.30   Large scale regeneration projects: an uncertain future?  Nigel Wilcock, Mickledore Ltd., and Institute of Economic Development, UK

2.50   Redesigning urban living Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect

3.10   Tea and Coffee

3.30   Reshaping Councils to deliver regeneration Richard Sweetnam,Improvement Service,and Institute of Economic Development, Scotland

3.50   The role of NAMA in the regeneration process Chris McGarry, Planning & Development Advisor, National Assets Management Agency

4.10   Discussion and Conclusions

4.30   Introduction to the Institute of Economic Development Deiric O’Broin Programme Chair, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology

4.45   Drinks reception

The Conference will be held in the Fourth Floor Learning Space in the 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. Advance booking is essential as seating is limited.

To register, or request further details please contact or, School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, T +353 1 402 3710



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