AoU and RIAI Present: Galway - Reimagining the Irish City 26 and 27 April 2023
  • 21 Feb 2023

AoU and RIAI Present: Galway - Reimagining the Irish City 26 and 27 April 2023

We are delighted to partner with the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) on this two-day conference in Galway on 26 and 27 April. Galway - Reimagining the Irish City  will focus attention on the radical reform of our current planning, design and delivery systems urgently required to enable Irish cities and towns to survive and prosper in the coming decades. Early Bird tickets are now live. To book, please register below.

Galway is a city which is looking to remodel itself for the emerging new age and is starting on the long-term conversations required to facilitate a significant transformation using work carried out by the Irish Cities group as jumping off point. The conference will conclude with a ‘Galway Charter’ based on the urban design principles articulated in the pioneer ‘Freiburg Charter’ and to consider how they can be updated for application in an Irish context, using the Irish Cities Galway 2070 Plan, prepared by the Irish Cities Group as a reference for the context of the review.

Recognised as one of Europe’s greenest cities, Freiburg (Germany) has an important story to tell about regeneration and challenging convention with creative initiatives in neighbourhood and housing, planning, transport and energy whilst maintaining its trajectory to become an extremely liveable city which effectively combines modernity with tradition.

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This is a joint event between the AoU and RIAI in partnership with Galway City Council