• Sep 08
  • 5.30pm - 7.00pm

RIAI / DHPLG Symposium: The 15-Minute City – A global solution to an Irish problem?

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Thursday 08 September 2022
5.30pm - 7.00pm
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The 15-Minute City, the urban design concept being promoted in cities throughout the world today, aims to provide the amenities and services people need day-to-day within walking distance of their homes.

In this RIAI / DHPLG symposium, Paul Keogh will outline the historic background to the idea, summarise its core principles, and the potential of the concept to contribute to Ireland’s goal of compact urban development – a core objective of the National Planning Framework. 

Main Speaker: Paul Keogh is the founding partner of Paul Keogh Architects, a former member of Group 91, a past-president of the RIAI and the architect of numerous award-winning projects in housing, education, conservation and urban design

Karen Kenny 
Karen Kenny is a Senior Adviser in the National, Regional and Urban Planning Policy section at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, where she has worked since 2021. 

In this role, she is responsible for matters relating to Project Ireland 2040 implementation, urban design, infrastructure, economic development and regions.  Her responsibilities include overseeing a review of the Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas Guidelines for Planning Authorities 2009. 

Conor Norton 
Dr Conor Norton is a planner and urban designer. He is a practising academic and has recently taken up the role as Head of the School of Architecture, Building and Environment in TU Dublin. Dr Conor has been involved in preparing policy, guidance and plans for many years, in his various roles in academia, and in the public and private sectors. 

He is currently a member of national advisory bodies and groups for planning and place-making. He is the Immediate-Past President of the Irish Planning Institute and was formerly Chair of the Royal Town Planning Institute Ireland.

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