Programme: Cities on the rise

ph Miguel Mendez

This programme evolves regularly as speakers and sessions are confirmed. Speakers, venues and timings may be subject to change – please continue to check this page for the latest information.

Day 1
Wednesday
27 June
17:00-22:00

Welcome to Cork

Day 2
Thursday
28 June
08:00-19:00

Orientation + learning from Cork

Day 3
Friday
29 June
08:30-00:00

International Congress + Dinner

Day 4
Saturday
30 June
10:00-11:30

Exchanging Learning


Day 1 – Wednesday 27 June – Arrival Day
Venue: Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork City, Ireland, T12 X70A

17:00
Registration and access to Nano Nagle Heritage Centre
18:00
Welcome to Cork
Welcome
Councillor Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork City
Response by David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
The Story of Nano Nagle Place
Shane Clarke AoU, CEO, Nano Nagle Place
Launch of the Young Urbanists Ireland

Venue: Good Day Deli, Douglas Street, Cork City, Ireland, T12 PXV1

18:30
Evening barbecue and reception
With food by the Good Day Deli
22:00
Close

Day 2 – Thursday 28 June – Orientation Day
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork, Ireland, T12 E9HY

08:00
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Welcome
David Browne, President, RIAI
Introduction to Congress
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
Cork City – Past, Present and Future
Ann Doherty, Chief Executive, Cork City Council
The Role of Towns in the City Region
Peter Hynes, Chair of the CCMA, Land Use & Transport Committee
The Maritime Character of Cork City
David Flannery AoU, Director, Scott Tallon Walker
A Bird’s Eye View of Cork Docklands
Seán Kearns AoU, Director, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
Art, Culture and the Community in Cork
Mary McCarthy, Director, Crawford Art Gallery
Question + Answer Session
11:00
Comfort Break
11:15
WALKING AND CYCLING TOURS OF CITY CENTRE

1. Venice of the North (walking tour)
Tour Lead: Pat Ruane, Architectural Conservation Officer, Cork City Council

2. Heart of the City Centre (walking tour)
Tour Leads: Ann Bogan, Senior Planner, Cork City Council; John Stapleton, Senior Executive Engineer, Roads and Transportation, Cork City Council

3. Regenerating Cork’s Historic Spine (walking tour)
Tour Leads: Paul McGuirk, City Centre Co-ordinator, Cork City Council; Erin O’Brien, Executive Planner, Cork City Council

4. South Parish (walking tour)
Tour Lead: Lorcan Griffin, Executive Planner, Cork City Council

5. New River City (bicycle tour)
Tour Lead: Jeremy Ward AoU, Senior Executive Planner, Cork City Council

6. Victorian Quarter (walking tour)
Tour Lead: Dr Kieran McCarthy, Local Historian and Member, Cork City Council

7. Historical/Topographical tour of the City Centre (walking tour)
Tour Lead: Tom Spalding, Local Author and Historian

13:00
Lunch
Venue: Port of Cork Company, Custom House Street, Cork,T12 CY88, Ireland
14:30
Train and Bus Trips

1. Cobh
Led by: Dr Michael Martin
Train to Cobh followed by return boat trip

2. Midleton
Led by: Anthony Harpur
Return trip by train

3. Northside: The Glen
Led by: Mark Birch, Kevin Cullen and Tony Duggan
Return trip by bus


Cobh ph. Rennett Stowe

Day 3 – Friday 29 June – AoU International Congress
Venue: St Angela’s College, St. Patricks Hill, Cork, T23FXY8

08:30
Registration + Refreshments
09:30
Welcome to St Angela’s College
Pat Curran, Principal, St Angela’s College
The Story of St Angela’s College
Henrik Wolterstorff, Senior Architect, O’Donnell + Tuomey
Introduction to the Academy Congress
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism

GROWTH AND POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION – SETTING THE SCENE

Project Ireland 2040 – What will growth mean for Ireland & Cork
Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade
Combining Growth and Neighbourhood Regeneration to Rebuild and Rebrand City for All
Susana Ruiz Fernandez, Architect, Urban Planning Office, City of Bilbao
HafenCity: Hamburg’s 21st Century Waterfront Transformation
Philipp Preuner, Project Manager, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Question + Answer Session
11:00
Break

MANAGING CITY REGION GROWTH

11:30
Anticipating the Driverless Future: Threat or Saviour for Cities and Societies?
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal & Director of Strategy, Nelson\Nygaard
New Demographics, New Housing Needs – A Nordic Perspective
Regitze Marianne Hess, Director, International Affairs, International Federation of Housing and Planning
Growth, Inclusion and Integration
Imandeep Kaur, Co-founder, Impact Hub Birmingham
Question + Answer Session
13:00
Lunch
14:00
COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION FOR POSITIVE GROWTH

Breakout sessions to include:

  1. Switching On and Tuning in to Progress: How to engage a busy, rapidly evolving and diverse society
    Led by Conor Healy, Chief Executive, Cork Chamber of Commerce and Kevin Murray AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism
  2. Designing for Urban Childhoods
    Led by Timothy Duin, Urban Planner, Arup, and
    Samuel Williams, Landscape Architect, Arup
  3. Food in the City Region
    Led by Colin Sage, Chair, Cork Food Policy Council and
    Prof Christina Grasseni, Professor of Anthropology, University of Leiden
  4. Streets and Green Infrastructure – a Multi-coloured Tapestry
    Led by Andrew Haley, Director, The Paul Hogarth Company
  5. Integrating Transit – South Mall – Public Room or Public Corridor?
    Chaired by Jeremy Ward AoU, Senior Executive Planner, Cork City Council and Riccardo Marini, Founder, Marini Urbanismo
  6. Collaboration and Innovation in Housing
    Led by Tony Reddy AoU Director & Chairman, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
    With Susie Stirling AoU, Head of Placemaking and Housing, Scottish Government
    With Dr Nicholas Falk AoU, Executive Director, URBED Trust
  7. Healthy Cities Start with Healthy Neighbourhoods
    Denise Cahill, Healthy Cities Co-ordinator, Cork City Council and Philip Jackson, Architect & Planner, Scott Tallon Walker Architects & Chair of the RIAI Urban Design Committee

Feedback and Q&A
Chaired by Kevin Murray AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism

16:00-17:30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Richard Florida, Author The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto

Day 3 – Friday 29 June 19:00 – 00:00 – The Congress Dinner

19:00
Arrival + Drinks Reception
Venue: City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, Ireland
20:00-00:00
Congress Dinner
Venue: Clayton Hotel Cork City, Lapps Quay, Cork, Ireland, T12 RD6E

Clonakilty

Day 4 – Saturday 30 June – Exchanging Learning
Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork, T12 TNE6

09:00
Registration + refreshments
10:00
Frank McDonald AoU, Writer-in-Residence and former Environment Editor, Irish Times, in conversation with:

Regitze Marianne Hess, Director, International Affairs, International Federation for Housing & Planning
Riccardo Marini, Founder, Marini Urbanismo
Mary McCarthy, Director, Crawford Art Gallery
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal & Director of Strategy, Nelson\Nygaard

11:15
Thanks and close of Congress
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
11:30
Close of Congress

After the close of Congress there will be a special Learning from Place visit to Kinsale and Clonakilty, from Saturday 30 June to Monday 2 July. Places are limited for this trip and there will be a small fee charged to cover administration costs. To register your interest please email Delano Bart-Stewart. More details to follow.