Talk: Towns for People – Civic Stewardship through Public Space
Speaker: Giulia Vallone MRIAI, Cork County Council
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016, at 8pm
Venue: One Pery Square Hotel, Limerick
The Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society presents ‘Towns for People, Civic Stewardship through Public Space’ as part of their Spring 2016 Lecture Series. In her role as Town Architect for Clonakilty, Giulia Vallone has been recognised through a variety of awards including the RIAI Public Choice Award 2014 for ‘Clonakilty 400, Urban Design and Masterplan’ project. Emmet Square in Clonakilty is a Georgian Square that has been brought back to life and is an excellent example of how urban design and public realm upgrade can reinvigorate towns and cities.
Entry is €5 each for both IGS members and non-members. Students are free. All are welcome to attend.
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Giulia Vallone graduated as an architect at the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2000. She moved to Dublin in the same year where she worked with Scott Tallon Walker Architects first, followed with Dublin City Council in the role of Project Architect for high-density residential developments and urban design projects. In 2005 she joined the Architects Department of Cork County Council as Senior Executive Architect. Her design role includes public realm and public buildings such as Dunmanway Swimming Pool, Michael Collins House Museum, etc. In her role as Town Architect for Clonakilty and Mallow within the Architects Department, she provides a unique public service of ‘over the counter’ architectural advice to the public at monthly pre-planning clinic meetings. Her work has been recognised through a variety of awards including the RIAI public choice award 2014 for ‘Clonakilty 400, urban design and masterplan’ project. Giulia is an active member of the Academy of Urbanism since 2010 and European Cost Action researcher where she promotes urban design-led redevelopment across Europe, focusing on creating people friendly places.