Opening and Session 1: Planning for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth

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Thursday 20th January 2011 (afternoon)

1.00 Registration & Tea/Coffee

1.45 Welcome

Mr. Feargal McCormack, Chairman, ICLRD

Mr. John Driscoll, Director

2.00 The Challenges of Cross-Border Cooperation in a Changing Economic Landscape

Mr. Shaun Henry, Director, Managing Authority, Special EU Programmes Body

Session 1: Planning for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth

Considering how, in the context of severe budget cutbacks and legislative and policy changes (both proposed and on-going), the landscape for spatial planning and economic development in both jurisdictions – Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – is changing.

2.15 Welcome by Chair

Prof. Greg Lloyd, Head of School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster

2.25 Spatial Planning for New Realities: Economic Recovery & Sustainable Growth

Planning for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth
Mr. David Walsh, Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DoEHLG)

The Role of Regional Spatial Planning in Supporting Long-Term Economic Growth
in Northern Ireland

Jenny Pyper, Director, Regional Planning and Transportation Division, Department for Regional Development (DRD)

2.50 Adjusting to Reduced Budgets: The Practical Realities of Doing More with Less

A Local Government Perspective
Mr. Eddy Curtis, Director of Administration, Newry & Mourne District Council

A Planning Perspective
Mr. Pádraig Maguire, RPG Implementation Officer, Border Regional Authority

3.20 Panel Discussion / Q&A

3.40 Refreshments