April 28 2011 NUI Maynooth
The second of a jointly hosted NIRSA-ICLRD-Border Regional Authority event, this one day roundtable discussion focused on Land Banking and Housing Development. Speakers and contributors considered the state of housing development and the potential of land banking across the island of Ireland with respect to housing need, unfinished estates, the property market, the planning system and both the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency (HSCA) and the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). It examined international experiences of asset disposal and public land development, and explored possibilities and opportunities in the island of Ireland context. It debated the role of local authorities, HSCA, NAMA, housing associations, private developers and other actors in addressing present issues and creating a more sustainable system of development that serves public and private interests. Attended by over 30 people, this event created a space in which key stakeholder agencies were provided with the opportunity to share and learn from each other.
The presentations are available for download here:
- Public Land Development: Some lessons from Australia – Prof. Brendan Gleeson, Deputy Director, NIRSA, NUI Maynooth & Formerly, Director – Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Brisbane
- Local Communities taking Control of Under-utilised Government Land in the U.S.: Local planning processes to redevelop land in coordination with community needs – Kevin Maguire, Social Housing Developer & Associate, Institute for International Urban Development, Cambridge, Mass.
- Unfinished Estates and Landbanks: Placing collaborative approaches at the centre of any solution – John O’Connor, Chief Executive, Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency
- The Potential of Landbanking in Ireland: The role of NAMA and Local Authorities – Alice Charles, Associate Director, Colin Buchanan
- Housing Surplus, Housing Need and the Planning Process: A social housing perspective – Ms. Kathleen McKillion, Head of Development & Mr. Gene Clayton, President, Irish Council for Social Housing