Irish Planning Institute National Planning Conference 2012
‘PLANNING TO LEAD THE WAY: EMBRACING CHALLENGES & CREATING OPPORTUNITIES’
Date: 26th/27th April, 2012
Location: The Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny.
The Irish Planning Institute would like to invite you to attend the Irish Planning Institute’s 34th Annual Conference. This year the conference is in Kilkenny, the home City of the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government. We look forward to welcoming Minister Hogan to his first IPI conference and to hearing his closing address to the conference.
This conference will examine the existing and future context of planning in Ireland and investigate new challenges and emerging opportunities for planners and the planning profession. Particular topics will include ‘unfinished developments’ ‘health and planning’ ‘new perspectives on planning’, ‘planning and new technology’ and ‘planning and flooding’. It will hear perspectives from national and international planning practitioners and representatives of other central stakeholders such as Councillors, County & City Managers and State Agencies. On Friday afternoon you can attend a presentation on the European Cultural Heritage and City Development ‘Links’ Project, which is an initiative of URBACT (a European exchange and learning programme) followed by a guided walking tour of Kilkenny City. Or you can join the audience for our panel discussion with questions to an expert panel put by you the delegates.
In putting together this year’s programme, the IPI Council was conscious that the conference should be forward looking and relevant to current and emerging planning issues which we are faced with in our everyday work. The variety of topics and speakers was carefully considered to ensure it is relevant to all participants in the planning system including planners, architects, engineers, surveyors, local authority officials, elected members, the public and all stakeholders in the planning process.
Brendan Allen IPI President, Joe Crockett County and City Manager Kilkenny, Marie Hunt CBRE Ireland, Brian Motherway Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Michael Walsh County and City Managers Association, Mark Adamson OPW, Andrew Hind Senior Planner Cork Co.Co, Bruce McCormack Inspector, DECLG, Dara Larkin Senior Executive Planner South Dublin Co.Co., Hendrik W van der Kamp DIT and EU Council of Spatial Planners, Andrew Montague Lord Mayor of Dublin, Prof. Hugh Barton UWE, Bristol, Dr Jacky Jones Irish Times Columnist and former regional manager HSE, Niall Cussen Senior Planning Adviser DECLG, John O’Connor Chief Executive of Housing Agency, Gerry Sheeran, Senior Planner Limerick Co.Co., Niall Rice Partner RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, Christopher McGarry NAMA, Conor Skehan DIT, Senator Aideen Hayden Labour Party spokesperson.
Who should attend: Planner’s, city and county managers, elected representatives, architects, landscape architects, surveyors, engineers, community representatives, local authority officials, staff responsible for promoting community and economic development and all members of the public interested in the proper planning and sustainable development of Ireland.
Location: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St., Kilkenny City, Kilkenny. www.kilkennyormonde.com
Booking & Fees:
Full Rate €490 [One day rate €260*] *REDUCED COUNCILLOR RATE OF €340
Discounted Full Rate for IPI and Urban Forum Institute Members €340 [One day rate €195*]
Student and Unwaged Rate (only applicable to IPI Members) €145*
*Limited places available. Book directly through the IPI office
Conference fee includes lunch and light refreshments each day and the conference gala dinner. Presentations will be uploaded to website following event with an email sent to each delegate.
5% discount for 3+ bookings.
All bookings made and fully paid for by 26th March will qualify for early bird discount of €20.
Book online through the IPI website www.irishplanninginstitute.ie or call the office and fax the booking form.
Note: For IPI Members rate, please log into the Members area. Urban Forum Members, please book through the office.
This Conference is recognised by the Irish Planning Institute for it's Voluntary Continuing Professional Development Programme