• 30 Jan 2020

RIAI and IPI joint seminars on ‘Planning for Growth: How high-quality density can improve communities’

The first of the three-part ‘Planning for Growth’ series developed by the RIAI in association with the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) took place at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, on 28 January.

The two professional institutes – the RIAI and the IPI – have come together with the view that more can be done to influence decision makers when addressing the challenges Ireland faces in regard to the built environment. The challenges are well-known – from an increasing population, urbanisation to climate change. The institutes are partnering to collectively address these challenges by delivering this series of seminars.

The series of seminars are centred on workshops for Elected Members delivered by the Irish Planning Institute & the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland, supported by the Department of Housing Planning & Local Government and the Office of the Planning Regulator. 

Highly regarded speakers include: Dr Conor Norton, Tom Rabbette, Rachel Kenny, Charlotte Sheridan, John O’Mahony and RIAI CEO, Kathryn Meghen who said: “We must recognise that our future buildings will be different – they must perform better, be more adaptable but that should not counter them being well-designed, great places to live. To achieve this we need to have real collaboration between all parties and for publicly funded projects we must have procurement focused on getting real value through quality.” 

This workshop focused on ‘How high-quality density can improve communities’. The second stage of the series will be taking place in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on the 4 February with the final stage taking place in the Metropole Hotel, Cork on the 5 February. 

There is a strong interest so make your booking now, contact info@ipi.ie