Maynooth University

Across the island of Ireland, both jurisdictions have experienced dynamic changes in demographics, economy, socio-economic conditions and political attitudes - all of which, in turn, have impacted on housing policy and provision and influenced how and where we live (settlement patterns).  Since the 1980s, there has been a significant shift across both jurisdictions in terms of how housing is financed, constructed and managed.  In parallel, the role of local government in the provision of social housing also changed significantly during this time - largely in response to neo-liberal policies.   While the role of local government in housing provision differs in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, local authorities have a key role to play from the location and servicing of housing developments to housing regeneration and (re)building communities to estate management.  To be effective, this necessitates inter-agency visioning and collaboration.  It requires local government to be an active player in the housing debate.  

Confirmed speakers/chairs include:

  • Minister Mark H. Durkan, Department of Environment (NI);
  • Prof. Janice Morphet, University College London;
  • Mr. Michael Clegg, Homes and Communities Agency;
  • Ms. Nicola McCrudden, Chartered Institute of Housing;
  • Mr. Eugene Cummins, Monaghan County Council;
  • Mr. Bartley Gavin, Sligo County Council;
  • Dr. Donal McManus, Irish Council for Social Housing;
  • Mr. Conn Murray, Limerick City and County Council;
  • Alderman Jim Dillon, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council;
  • and Ms. Anna Lee, Local and Community Development Consultant

Registration commences at 9.00a.m. with the conference due to finish at 4.45p.m.

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There is no fee for this seminar.