The 2013 Spatial Planning Graduate Network Forum

Housing in Ireland: Past, Present and Future

A forum to mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Church Street Housing Collapse

The 2013 Spatial Planning Graduate Network Forum marks 100 years of Irish housing history, a period bookended by the Church Street disaster in September 1913 and the ongoing issue of the condemned Priory Hall scheme.

The 2013 SPGN Forum reflects on both the history of Irish housing and recent policy discussions surrounding building control standards, housing markets and social equity.

4pm – 7pm, Thursday 24th October

DIT Bolton St. (in the “Large Kinema”)

Students, unwaged & SPGN members: €5

Non-SPGN members: €10

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Download Forum Programme: SPGN 2013 Forum on Housing – FINAL PROGRAMME

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  1. David O'Connor

    Welcome and Introduction 16.00 – 16.10

    Part A: Reflecting on our Past 16.10 – 17.30

    Session Chair: Conor Skehan, Chairperson of the Housing Agency

    Housing 100 years ago Chris Corlett, Historian and Author

    Planning of mid-20th century Irish housing Eddie Conroy, County Architect, South Dublin County Council

    The Rent Strikes and social upheaval Neil O’Flanagan, Archaeology and Planning Consultant

    Tea / coffee break 17.30 – 17.40

    Part B: Present & Future Issues 17.40 – 19.00

    Session Chair: Alan Mee, Lecturer at the UCD School of Architecture

    Priory Hall – evacuation and encumbrance Graham Usher, Spokesperson of the Priory Hall Residents Association

    Recent changes in tenure and preferences Lorcan Sirr, DIT Lecturer in Housing, Research Methods and Urban Economics

    Spatial justice and housing in Ireland Rob Kitchin, Professor of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

    Housing in 2013: the need for a new model PJ Drudy, TCD Fellow Emeritus, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies


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