A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin
Date: 9th September 2020
Planning in Ireland has always been a contentious issue, with Ireland set to see a major increase in population growth over the next 10 to 20 years it will bring important opportunities as well as significant challenges. Now is the time to prepare and establish how our towns and cities can become more productive and efficient while improving the quality of life. In April 2019 Ireland became one of the first countries in Europe to set up an independent planning regulator, its role will be discussed on the day as well as Transport Strategies, Gentrification, Population Projections and meeting the demands for Housing and infrastructure.
5 Structured CPD Points
Full Day Programme
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Carol Tallon, Strategic Planning Director (MPRII) with Property District and author of several books on Irish housing
|Introduction to the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR)
Speaker: Joanna McBride, OPR Director for Research, Training and Corporate Services / Gary Ryan, OPR Director for Planning Reviews and Examinations
|Planning & Development Reflecting – Compact growth – Sustainable Development – Climate Change Issues
Speaker: Rachel Kenny, Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála
|Transport Strategies and Implementation Plans – Covid-19 effects on transport planning
Speaker: Michael Mac Aree, Head of Strategic Planning, National Transport Authority.
|Regional Spatial & Economic Strategies- Next Steps.
Speaker: Malachy Bradley, Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly
|Did you know the funding & financing opportunities available to you?
Speaker: Ms. Eileen Crowley, External Expert, European Commission
|Remote Working, Enterprise Hubs and the Atlantic Economic Corridor initiative
Speaker: Deirdre Frost, Policy Analyst/ Digiwest Project Manager, Western Development Commission
|Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Speaker: Inspector Barry Mills, Garda Community Engagement & Public Safety Bureau, (Garda National Crime Prevention Unit)
|National Marine Planning Framework
Speaker: Marine Planning Policy and Development Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
|Assessing Flood Risk, Contaminated Land, EIA / AA issues|
This conference content and advice will relate to all involved directly or indirectly in the planning process, from public to private sector, including planners, environmental consultants, legal professionals, property professionals, local authority executives, government departments, semi-state agencies, contractors, developers, architects, and universities.
Inspector Barry Mills
Chief Crime Prevention Officer, An Garda Síochána
A native of County Carlow, Barry has a Masters in Human Resource Management, Degrees in Software Engineering and Policing. Barry has worked in regular policing, Garda Professional Standards Unit, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and his current role as Crime Prevention Officer within the Garda Community Engagement & Public Safety Bureau.Read more
Barry has been involved in a number of strategic initiatives within an Garda Síochána, working with the Department of Social Protection, drafting a Code of Practice for the DNA Database, preparing Ireland for its Mutual Evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force in 2017, work on partnerships engaged with by An Garda Síochána as part of the Commission for the Future of Policing in Ireland and recent work on oversight and applications for Community and Garda CCTV authorisations throughout the country.
CEO, Property District
Carol Tallon, CEO of communications agency Property District, specialises in Public Consultation for urban development.Read more
With more than 15 years across the planning, construction, property and proptech sectors, Carol has worked with government departments, industry representatives, developers, construction companies, auctioneering firms and media outlets. Carol and the Property District team are currently rolling out Ireland’s virtual town hall – PLACEengage.com.
Director of Planning at An Bord Pleanála
Rachel graduated from UCD with a Bachelors of (Civil) Engineering and Masters in Regional and Urban Planning. She is currently Director of Planning Operations with An Bord Pleanála. Rachel’s an experienced Planning Director with a demonstrated history working in the planning and development industry.Read more
External Expert, European Commission
Eileen Crowley holds an MA in Town & Country Planning. She has spent 16 years working in strategic planning, regional and urban development at both regional authority and local authority level.Read more
In 2018 she moved to academia and currently manages research and innovation at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Eileen has channeled over €9 million in direct EU funding for sustainable development projects during her career. She is a validated lead expert for the URBACT programme, senior expert for DG Regio and provides external expertise to the European Commission on H2020 projects.
There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Early Bird Rate – €435+VATper person
Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.
Telephone:+353 1 2933650