Jeremy Ward, Senior Executive Planner, Cork City Council

Jeremy is an experienced urban planner / urbanist with almost 24 years of experience in the local government sector. For the last 16 years Jeremy has been a key member of the Planning Policy (policy and projects) team at Cork City Council leading projects and contributing to the work of the planning department and the Council as a whole. Before his role in Cork he had urban experience in London, the small city of Bath and urban hinterland areas (Cherwell and NE Somerset). His UK experience is more diverse and includes roles in Urban Design, Planning Policy, Conservation, Project Delivery / Regeneration and Development Management. Jeremy has also been teaching the urban design module on the post-graduate Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development at the CPER, University College Cork, since 2007.

Whilst working with Cork City Council Jeremy has had a significant strategic role in determining the future of the City and influencing the strategies for Cork’s urban hinterland. He has been involved in some of the largest high profile projects in Cork City and is currently the lead on the Cork City Docks Local Area Plan process to update the planning framework for this nationally significant brownfield renewal project of a 120 hectare new central waterfront district with capacity for 2 million square metres of development. Whilst working with Cork City Council he regularly collaborates with a range of stakeholders, including design teams and strategic thinkers to develop high quality visions for the City.