Date: Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 May 2024
Location:  Central Galway

Tickets on sale here or via the portal at the bottom of the page.

The second annual conference on contemporary urbanism jointly organised by the AoU and the RIAI in Ireland will take place in Galway on May 29 & 30.

Building on the foundation of last year’s discussion and the success of the Greater Galway Charter the conference will this year examine the challenges and opportunities involved in Planning, Designing and Delivering the 21st Century Neighbourhood.

Moving beyond the twenty minute soundbites, we will hear from a range of international experts who have first-hand experience of delivering lifelong liveable neighbourhoods. The conference will include the voices of a wide range of those involved in place-making, included policy makers, local representatives, architects, planners, urban designers, engineers, developers, community activists and local residents.

The discussion will pick up on one of the themes of last year looking at Emerging Galway and the potential for this city to chart a way forward for smaller cities generally.

We will hear from younger residents and a range of community groups who simply love living in solid, sustainable and walkable neighbourhoods.

This conference qualifies for CPD points for a number of professional bodies and booking and other details will be published in early March.

Book via the Eventbrite portal at the bottom of this page, or by clicking here. AoU Members can find their discount code in the Members' Corner here.


Programme overview

Full details, including speakers, will be announced over the coming weeks. Timings are subject to change.

Day 1: The International Perspective

9:00 - 10:45 Introduction: Setting the Agenda
11:15 - 13:00 European Planning Exemplars
14:00 - 15:45 European City Exemplars
16:15 - 18:00 European Neighbourhood Exemplars

Day 2: The National + Local Perspective

9:00 - 10:45 Irish Emerging Solutions: Planning
11:15 - 13:00 Irish Emerging Solutions: Designing
14:00 - 15:45 Irish Built Exemplars
16:15 - 18:00 Galway: Bringing it all back home



A joint event between the AoU and RIAI in partnership with Galway City Council

Thumbnail photo by Daniel Zbroja on Unsplash

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