Session 2: Planning for Homes and People: New Challenges, New Agendas

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Session 2: Planning for Homes and People: New Challenges, New Agendas

Exploring the unprecedented short- and long-term challenges and impact on local and regional planning, as well as the sustainable communities agenda, of the proliferation of land banks and oversupply of housing across the island of Ireland and the border region.

4.00 Welcome by Chair

Mr. Brian Rowntree, Chairman, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

4.10 Social Implications and Opportunities of NAMA: One Year On

Mr. Justin Gleeson, Project Manager, All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO)

Prof. Rob Kitchin, Director, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), NUI Maynooth

Ms. Grainia Long, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland

Mr. Joe Frey, Head of Research, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

5.10 Our Communities, Our Homes: The U.S. Perspective

Introduction by Mr. Brian Rowntree.

Mr. Nicolas P. Retsinas

Senior Lecturer in Real Estate, Harvard Business School, Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies & Former Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

5.40 Keynote Address

Mr. Michael Finneran T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and Local Services. Minister Finneran was unable to attend, conference greetings and comments by the Minister as conveyed by Mr. David Walsh.

5.55 Panel Discussion / Q&A

6.15 Close Day 1

7.45 Reception & Launch of ICLRD Journal of Spatial Planning

Launch by Ms. Anne Barrington, Southern Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council & Ms. Mary Bunting, Northern Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council