The Academy of Urbanism, together with the RIAI, held a one-day conference in Limerick, Ireland, to explore topics such as the changing role of the public sector, how second-tier and mid-sized cities are using their assets, combined with events and milestones, to improve their offer and raise their profile. The event also sought to find out more about the role of digital urbanism in planning and servicing towns and cities.
Session 1: Compact Growth
Towards a Vibrant Historic Centre: The role of citizens in shaping a liveable neighbourhood, Newtown Pery, Limerick
Ailish Drake, Partner, Drake Hourigan Architects
RIAI Tool Kit
Philip Jackson AoU, Associate, Scott Tallon Walker
European Expo 2020 in Limerick
Caragh O’Shea, Head of European Expo 2020
Session 2: Digital Citizenship
Working with Data for Sustainable Urban Outcomes
Tim Stonor AoU, Managing Director, Space Syntax
Session 3: Making Cities Work-Progressive Administrations- opportunities and barriers
Andreas Markides AoU, Managing Director, Markides Associates
Session 4: Collaboration and Community Building
New Life for Towns: Reconciling Heritage and Urban Growth – Swords Castle Masterplan
Fionnuala May, County Architect, Fingal County Council
Regeneration in Heritage Areas – the Paisley Experience
Stuart McMillan, Regeneration Manager, Renfrewshire Council
Learning from Porto
Councillor Pedro Baganha, Councillor for Urbanism, Porto Council
Closing address: Where next for Ireland’s Cities and Towns?
The event was kindly supported by Limerick City and County Council.