Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth in Mid-Sized Towns
Date: Thursday, 26th January 2012
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin.
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This conference examined how the heritage resources of a town can help it recover from the recession. The event wasjointly organised by the Heritage Council’s Irish Walled Towns Network and UCC’s School of Planning and Department of Geography. Economists, planners, geographers, architects and heritage consultants from both the private and public sector talked about the role heritage can have in boosting the tourist, retail and entertainment sectors of Ireland’s mid-sized towns.
Conor Newman, Chairman, The Heritage Council
David Geddes, Principal Associate, Colliers International
Why every town should make the most of its historic environments
Download David Geddes' presentation here [PDF 4.8mb].
Craig Bullock, Environmental Economist and Research Fellow, School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, UCD
The economic benefits of protecting built heritage - evidence from Northern Ireland
Download Craid Bullock's presentation here [PDF 423kb].
Louise Harrington, Heritage Consultant and Part-Time Lecturer, School of Planning, UCC
Four towns in the southwest and their different scenarios
Download Louise Harrington's presentation here [PDF 3.4mb].
Cormac O’Sullivan, Senior Architect/Planner, Bluett & O’Donohue Architects
Conservation and development in historic towns: the contribution of, and impact upon, sites of heritage significance, the McDonagh Junction Development, Kilkenny
Download Cormac O’Sullivan's presentation here [PDF 6.2mb].
Orla Murphy, Architect and Lecturer, School of Architecture, UCD
Download Orla Murphy's presentation here [PDF 22mb].
Clare Lee, Executive Planner, South Tipperary County Council
Destination Cashel, Planning and Tourism in Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Download Clare Lee's presentation here [PDF 5.7mb].
Aileen Aherne, Manager, Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group
Youghal’s journey in using heritage as a driver for economic growth
Download Aileen Aherne's presentation here [PDF 2.8mb].