Dublin City Council Planning Conference – Combating Urban Sprawl & Successful Apartment Living

logo_dublincityDublin City Council, in cooperation with IPA, has organised a conference at the Croke Park Conference Centre on 17th September 2007, to bring together a wide range of stakeholders engaged in efforts to build sustainable urban communities. Architects; surveyors; developers; planners; community and residents groups; local and national policy makers will consider the key drivers of urban sprawl and put forward responses to the pertinent questions such as:

Is the coordination between the various authorities and agencies involved at different levels effective enough to ensure that ‘joined-up’ policy visions are carried through?
What can be done to make the development of apartments more suitable and attractive to families?
Can the industry respond to the expectations of policy makers and buyers?
What can we learn from international best practice?

Key speakers / panellists will include Frank McDonald (Irish Times), John Tierney (Dublin City Council), Cllr Daithi Doolan (Dublin City Council), Cllr Mary Murphy (Dublin City Council), Dr Jane Gray, (NUI Maynooth), Henk Van der Kamp (School of Spacial Planning, DIT Bolton Street) John Bowman (broadcaster) Alex Ely, Architect and Lars Fränne (Stockholm City Council).

Peter Sisk
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4.

Tel: 01 2403639
Fax: 01 6689135
E-mail: psisk@ipa.ie