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Shaping the Future – Urban Regeneration and Adaptive Reuse Towards Developing a Culture of Innovation and Design 

A cross-sectoral conference addressing the challenges in the regeneration of historic buildings and areas

Friday 9th March 2018 – Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

A one-day conference to discuss on-going priorities, strategies and challenges facing urban regeneration and consolidation in our major European cities and towns.

Responsibility for shaping, managing and re-imagining the built environment is one shared by all sectors in society: communities, central and local Governments, design and building professions, financial institutions, specialist agencies, clients who commission buildings and the building industry. Without a well-informed and engaged public, creation of a high quality built environment and the on-going management of our inheritance from the past may be difficult to achieve.

The continuing challenge has a new dimension: how to integrate this broad cultural agenda with the urgent requirement that we establish a sustainable built environment for both existing and new building stock. Cities and their qualities in terms of the urban environment have become a key element in competitive advantage and in driving economic investment and progress – in this regard place has become a key element of this economic proposition. Leveraging significant investment in the sustainable management and conservation of Ireland’s urban built heritage - there is a new opportunity to focus on re-using our existing historic buildings and areas through well informed and creative adaptation strategies.

The central objective of this one day conference is to bring together key stakeholders from relevant government departments, local authorities, professionals in practice and a range of other players in the built environment across Europe to collaboratively discuss exemplary practice in the successful regeneration of historic buildings and places.

Please confirm your attendance or that of a nominee in advance with Mr Garry Byrne, Built Heritage, Architectural Policy & Strategic Infrastructure, DCHG to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 01 888 2557. Built Heritage, Architectural Policy & Strategic Infrastructure Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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