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NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place-shaping and Place-making in NI


Tuesday, 8 October 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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This is a key event for local government stakeholders and partners who are actively working in the planning, infrastructure, economic, community planning, tourism and waste areas.

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Changing Places: Planning, Place-shaping and Place-making in

Northern Ireland


8th October 2019, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen




9.30 – 10.00

Registration, tea and coffee


10.00 – 10.05

Welcome to Enniskillen

Chairperson - Fermanagh & Omagh DC   

10.05 – 10.10

Welcome from NILGA and outline of the day

Cllr Stevie Corr, Chair, NILGA Place Shaping and Infrastructure Network

10.10 – 10.40

Keynote Address

Shaping NI: The role of the Department of Infrastructure in delivering well-being through regional place-shaping activity (planning policy, roads infrastructure, flood mitigation)

Katrina Godfrey – Permanent Secretary DfI

10.40 – 11.10

Keynote address

Planning, Place shaping, Place making

New Civic Leadership: The power of place and the co-creation of public innovation

Robin Hambleton,

University of the West of England, and Urban Answers

11.10 – 11.20

A place for questions….


11.20 – 11.45

Tea, coffee and networking



Growing places


11.45 – 12.00

A place to live – the future of housing in Northern Ireland

Paddy Gray, Emeritus Professor of Housing - Ulster University Invited

12.00 – 12.15

Thriving places – local job creation and sustainability

Noelle McAloon – Enniskillen BID Manager

12.15 – 12.30

Growing places? Addressing the infrastructure deficit

Speaker Invited

12.30 – 12.45

A place for questions….


12.45 – 1.30

Lunch and networking



Green Places


1.30 – 1.45

Enjoyable Places – building social capital/community use of public space

Adam Turkington, Seedhead Arts Invited

1.45 – 2.00

Beautiful places – caring for our environment

Ian Humphrey, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful


2.00 – 2.15

Adaptable places – building local resilience in a climate emergency

David Lindsay – Ards & North Down BC

2.15 – 2.30

Greening Places – Derry City Council Green Infrastructure Plan (video)

Dr Christine Doherty, Derry City & Strabane DC 

2.30 – 2.40

A place for questions…


2.40 – 3.00

Tea, coffee and networking



Going places


3.00 – 3.15

Connecting places - transport planning

Peter Morrow – Aecom

3.15 – 3.30

Connecting business – the digital infrastructure to deliver economic success

Speaker Invited

3.30 – 3.45

Smart places – Smart cities and Innovation

Deborah Colville/Mark McCann – Belfast CC Invited

3.45 – 4.00

Places to remember – developing sustainable tourism infrastructure

Marie Ward, Newry, Mourne and Down DC

4.00 - 4.15

A place for questions…


4.15 – 4.30

Conference round up and close

Derek McCallan

Do you have questions about NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place-shaping and Place-making in NI? Contact NILGA

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Killyhevlin Hotel
Dublin Road
BT74 6RW Enniskillen
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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