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Resilience, Revival and Regeneration, Friday 6 March, Limerick
6 March 2020
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick
6 Structured CPD Points
The success of our cities has become central to national economies and culture. They drive investment, tourism and migration - the young, the educated, the creative and the rich are being drawn to live and work in urban areas once again.
As we have seen with Aarhus, Marseille and Rotterdam, the transformation of mid-level European cities is providing space for new ideas, enterprise, investment and even building types. But can growth and expansion provide an economy and wellbeing whilst also retaining a distinctive identity?
Where better to explore this than in Limerick, one of Ireland’s maritime cities on the Atlantic rim of Europe. Once the staging post for European emigration to the US, it now sees people and investment flow in the other direction.
Limerick is one of the five cities forming part of the Government’s Ireland 2040 national planning Policy initiative. It has been an exemplar in implementing new city governance structures to advance regional growth as a counterbalance to the continuing growth of the greater Dublin Region.
Through a combination of cycling and walking tours, plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions and speakers drawn from across Europe and beyond, we will learn how Limerick and others are creating high quality, yet attainable, living environments and in particular how they are addressing the affordable housing crisis.
The conference is a one-day event. We will explore topics such as the changing role of the public sector as an affordable housing provider, different community-led housing models, or the ways of achieving affordability through innovative design solutions. We will hear about and discuss the applicability of the various regulatory and policy mechanisms, new financial and partnership models used around the world to secure delivery of affordable housing as a key component of great placemaking.
On Thursday afternoon, 5 February, in advance of the conference there will be an optional city bus tour, provided by Limerick City Council, Through a combination of this tour, plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions and speakers drawn from across Europe, we will learn how Limerick and others are creating high quality, yet attainable, living environments and in particular how they are addressing the affordable housing crisis.
Who will be attending?
This event is devised for a broad audience of built environment decision-makers, including professional planners, architects and urban designers, landscape architects, traffic engineers, regeneration, health, housing, town centre managers, consultants, retailers, public art and cultural practitioners.
The event will provide a leading forum for those concerned with the creation and development of a healthier planet, lively cities and towns, and happy citizens. It will consider contemporary thinking and innovative approaches to the design, operation and management of cities and towns.
€90 – single ticket
€125 – single ticket + 12-months AoU Individual Membership
You can book the conference here.
08:30 - Registration
09:00 - Welcome and Introduction
Tony Reddy AoU
Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
Councillor Michael Sheahan, Mayor of Limerick
09:30 - Session 1: Compact Growth
Chair: Sarah Newell
RIAI Tool Kit
Philip Jackson AoU
Limerick European Expo 2020
Health and well-being
Growing a City: The Aarhus Experience
Stephen Willacy AoU, City Architect, Aarhus (Denmark’s second city)
11:00 - Break
11:30 - Session 2: Digital Citizenship
Chair: Philip Jackson AoU
Associate, Scott Tallon Walker
Working with Data for Sustainable Urban Outcomes
Tim Stonor AoU
Managing Director, Space Syntax
- Open innovation- Rosie Webb
- Limerick Horizon 2020
Leanne Doody, ARUP
Philip Jackson, Tim Stoner, Rose Leanne Doody, Mihai Bilauca
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Session 3: Making Cities Work-Progressive Administrations - opportunities and barriers
Chair: Grainne Hassett
Limerick 2030- Public Land Activation
Con Murray, Former CEO, Limerick County Council
Andreas Markides AoU, Managing Director, Markides Assosiciates
Cambridge-Oxford Growth Arc – Planned Urban Growth
Progressive City Governance
Pat Daly, Limerick CEO
Rosie Webb, Sarah Newell, Pat Daly, Grainne Hassett, David Conway, Andreas Markides, Con Murray
15:30 - Break
15:50 - Session 4: Collaboration: Community building and the co-production of affordable housing and place
Chair: Rosie Webb
Tina Saaby Aou
Former City Architect, Copenhagen
New Life for Towns: Reconciling Heritage and Urban Growth
Fionnuala May – Swords Castle Masterplan
Regeneration in heritage areas – the Paisley and Limerick experience
Stuart McMillan, Renfrewshire Council
17:00 - Closing address
Where next for Ireland’s Cities and Towns?
17:25 - Conclusion
Tony Reddy AoU
Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
17:30 - Close