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URBAN POLICY FOR IRISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES : LESSONS FROM URBACT & ESPON

22 March 2017
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URBAN POLICY FOR IRISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES : LESSONS FROM URBACT & ESPON

Custom House, Dublin 1

09.30-17.00, Wednesday 22nd March 2017

For ticlets please see https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/urban-policy-for-local-authorities-lessons-from-urbact-espon-tickets-29606157815

Against the backdrop of –
- the UN Habitat III programme
- Europe 2020, The EU Territorial Agenda, and the rise of a European Urban Agenda
 - the approval by the Irish Cabinet of that Agenda and the ensuing Pact of Amsterdam
 - and the preparation of a new National Planning Framework for Ireland

this day long event will highlight the key lessons which the URBACT II and URBACT III and ESPON 2007-2013 and new ESPON 2014-2020 programmes hold for the project of developing 2nd tier cities in Ireland.

Now is an opportune moment to examine the balancing of economic growth in Ireland by stimulating development in the country's 2nd tier cities (cities outside of Dublin which have populations in excess of 50,000). With reference to the insights and findings of the EU ERDF URBACT and ESPON programmes, we will consider the assets these cities have, the opportunities for growth which exist and how to realise these opportunities, and the challenges which these cities face now and will face if they are to enjoy a further development stimulus and share the fruits of that growth with their hinterlands.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS -

Paul Hogan, Senior Planning Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Colm Downey, URBACT and ESPON Co-ordinator, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

Prof. Mark Boyle, National Contact Point URBACT, NIRSA, Maynooth University

Gavin Daly, Project Expert ESPON, Luxembourg

More to be announced

For further information, please contact Prof. Mark Boyle or Caroline Creamer (National Contact points for URBACT and ESPON) at mark.g.boyle@nuim.ie or caroline.creamer@nuim.ie

ALL WELCOME

Practical Information:

Light Refreshments

There will be tea/coffee served on arrival. A light lunch will also be provided at this event. Please RSVP to urbactireland@nuim.ie for catering purposes by Wednesday 15th March 2017

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Car Parking:

There is a public car park within walking distance of the Custom House building http://www.parkrite.ie/contact

By Rail:

Custom House is within walking distance of Connolly and Tara Street train station and the red line Luas.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, it is not necessary to bring a printed ticket to this event.


Questions?

Should you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact urbactireland@nuim.ie