DIT’s 4th annual Regeneration Conference set for December 9th

As the pace of new construction in Dublin City increases, Dublin Institute of Technology’s 4th annual Regeneration Conference takes place on Friday afternoon 9th December 2016 in St Laurence’s Building in the new Grangegorman Campus of Dublin Institute of technology in Dublin 7.

The one day conference will address the theme of “Adapting to new realities: Human settlement in  an uncertain climate”. Speakers from Rotterdam, Belfast, Galway and Dublin will discuss housing affordability; upgrading existing buildings in cooperation with communities, as well as tackling the global challenge of climate change by making greater use of our existing urban areas for new uses.

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The event is organised by Dr. Deiric Ó Bróin and Ciarán Cuffe from DIT’s School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning. The attendance fee is  €55 or €15 unwaged with a €45 Early Bird rate for those who book by 26th November.  Attendees will have an opportunity to walk through DIT’s award winning Grangegorman Campus and the price of admission includes a craft beer reception after the conference in Grangegorman’s Orchard Bar. You can book your place on http://regeneration16.eventbrite.ie

Confirmed speakers to date include:

Gert Jan te Velde, Vanschagen Architects, Rotterdam -the existing city as a challenge

Deirdre Scully, Senior Planner, Dublin City Council -new life and employment for the Poolbeg peninsula

Philip Lawton, Lecturer in Geography, NUI Galway -urban public space and creativity

Patrick Lydon, Director, Camphill Communities of Ireland -rethinking communities for people with special needs

Brid McGrath, Head of Social Policy, Respond! Housing Association -creating vibrant, socially integrated communities

Clare McKeown, Sustainability Manager,  Belfast City Council -reimagining cities for resilience

More information is available from Ciarán Cuffe who may be contacted on 087 265 2075