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Regeneration 16: Human settlement in an uncertain climate by Deiric O'Broin and Ciarán Cuffe

Posted: 21 November, 2016

Dublin Institute of Technology?s annual Regeneration Conference takes place in DIT Grangegorman on Friday afternoon, 9th December between 12 and 5pm.

This year we have some great speakers from Rotterdam, Belfast, Dublin and Galway. They will discuss the immediate need to provide affordable housing; refurbish existing buildings in cooperation with communities, as well as tackle the global challenge of climate change.

The speaker presentations will be fifteen minutes long and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion afterwards. We’ll also fit in a whistlestop walking tour of the new award-winning DIT Grangegorman campus. We start with sandwiches and refreshments, and after the conference concludes you’re invited for a craft beer in the Orchard Inn on Grangegorman Lower, close to the venue.

St. Laurence’s is in the heart of the new Grangegorman Campus. There’s ample bike parking on site, and the new campus is a few minutes walk from the 46A bus route on the North Circular Road. It is just over ten minutes walk from the Luas Red Line Smithfield stop. There is no parking on site, but Smithfield car park is ten minutes walk away on Queen Street.

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The Speaker line-up is as follows:

Gert Jan te Velde, Vanschagen Architects, Rotterdam

-the existing city as a challenge

Deirdre Scully, Senior Planner, Dublin City Council

-new life and employment for the Poolbeg peninsula

Philip Lawton, Lecturer in Human Geography, Maynooth University

-urban public space and creativity

Patrick Lydon, Director, Camphill Communities of Ireland

-rethinking communities for people with special needs

Brid McGrath, Head of Social Policy, Respond! Housing Association

-creating vibrant, socially integrated communities

Clare McKeown, Sustainability Manager, Belfast City Council

-reimagining cities for resilience