Limerick: Resilience, Revival and Regeneration

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

Healthy Placemaking
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?
John Moran

The event was kindly supported by Limerick City and County Council.