A one-day conference

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 25th September 2019

This conference will dig deep into the current planning issues and shed light on some possible solutions, discuss the National Planning Framework and what the future planning landscape looks like for the next 12 to 24 months. This and much more will be explored by an expert panel of speakers and delegates will get to ask important questions relevant to the progress of your projects.

This is a must attend for anyone involved in planning, particularly those who are looking to the future and preparing for the challenges and opportunities that will drastically change the landscape in the coming years.

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This conference content and advice will relate to all involved directly or indirectly in the planning process, environmental consultants, law, property professionals, local authority executives, government departments, semi-state agencies, contractors, developers, architects, and universities to name just a few

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening Remarks by conference chairperson

Rónán Kennedy, BComm,HDipSysA, LLB, BL, LLM, CertTLHE, PhD, NUI Galway

  • Project 2040 Progress to date

Planning as a tool to deliver a better and more sustainable Ireland

Speaker: Rachel Kenny, Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

  • The rollout of the National Planning Framework and associated capital investment plan and regional plans.
  • Place making – how do we promote more positive place making
  • How do we create magnet cities/towns?
  • Improving capacity and efficiency within the planning system in order to reduce the time and costs required to secure permission and, therefore, increase the prospects of delivery

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Speaker: Inspector James Clavin, Garda National Community Oriented Policing Bureau

  • Designing out crime and crime generating factors in the built environment and appropriate physical security.
  • The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.
  • Lighting against Crime – How poor lighting can be a crime generator and how good lighting can be a crime deterrent 
  • An Garda Síochána and CPTED

Funding the Greener City /Towards Greener Urban Development

Speaker: Eileen Crowley External Expert European Commission

  • Why nature based solutions/a greener city?
  • EU funding channels for the greener city 
  • Developing a competitive proposal 
  • Some examples from across Europe

Regional Planning – Delivering Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies  

Speaker: David Minton, NWRA 

  • Mechanics for a regional strategy 
  • Metropolitan Planning 
  • Delivery & Implementation

Gentrification & the divided city – case studies explored

Speaker: Mary Benson, Maynooth University

  • The post-industrial cityscape and the process of contemporary gentrification
  • The class re-make of the central urban landscape
  • The divided city and implications for place-making
  • Case Study – Ringsend
  • Case Study – Stoneybatter
  • Bridging the Divide?

Immersive technologies Ireland’s planning and public consultation process

Speaker: Carol Tallon, CEO Property District & Founder of Proptech Ireland

  • Planning objections are delaying the delivery of vital new homes and infrastructure right now – how to we fix this
  • These objections also add an average of €11,500 to the cost of a new home in South Dublin – why is this allowed to happen
  • Speed up the delivery of new projects, and reduce the costs associated with vexatious objections – How can we make this happen?

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 (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)

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


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount 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.


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