• Friday , 15 November 2019

The Future of Planning and Built Heritage


Date: 2 November 2016

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Location: O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

No. of IPI CPD Credits: 5

This is the second of the Irish Planning Institute’s two events supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Government Policy on Architecture funding programme. This free workshop will consist of a wider discussion on the interaction of planning and built heritage.

Amongst the outputs, the workshop will inform the next version of the Institute’s policy paper on Built and Cultural Heritage. The April 2016 version can be downloaded here. Delegates are asked to familiarise themselves with the document before attending.

Provisional Programme

Registration/ Tea & Coffee

Chairperson’s Welcome – Alison Harvey, MIPI, Heritage Council

Session 1: Part IV of the Planning and Development Act, 2000: Effective or Defective?
Speakers: Deirdre Fallon, MIPI, Irish Planning Institute; Conor Skehan, DIT.

10.25-11.25 Workshop 1
Discussion Themes:

  • How do we consider cultural heritage?
  • What should legislation in respect of architectural heritage seek to achieve?
  • Is heritage adequately considered in the Act?
  • Are ACAs and the Record of Protected Structures system working?
  • What can the planning system do to maximise the effectiveness of the Living Cities initiatives and how do we encourage the viable redevelopment  of historic buildings?

Refreshment Break

Session 2: The Future of Planning and Heritage
Speakers: Willie Cumming, Director, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Dr. Diarmuid O Grada MIPI, Planning Consultant. 

Workshop 2
Discussion Themes

  • What do planners need to know about conservation?
  • What are the roles of the conservation officer, heritage officer and planner and how efficiently and effectively do they work together.
  • What should local authorities do to preserve the historic environment?
  • Are existing organisational structures adequate to ensure best practice in architectural heritage?
  • How does the planning system consider 20th Century architecture?

Wrap Up – Martin Colreavy, Principal Advisor, Built Heritage and Architectural Policy, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Close and Light Lunch

To register visit the Irish Planning Institute website or email info@ipi.ie. Pre-registration is essential. If you have any questions please contact info@ipi.ie or telephone 01 878 8630.



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