Medium_foto_turas Regeneration 2015: New Beginnings -the city and economic resilience

03 Dec 13:02

David Alemany

TURAS dynamic presentations among a day of city resilience presentations hosted in an regenerating Grangegorman Campus.

TURAS Dissemination at Regeneration 2015: New Beginnings -the city and economic resilience Using the existing urban fabric to sustain and facilitate local development (image Roisin Byrne)
The new Grangegorman Campus of the Dublin Institute of Technology hosted the third annual regeneration and development conference, Regeneration 2015: New Beginnings -the city and economic resilience Using the existing urban fabric to sustain and facilitate local development. The event was organized by Dr. Deiric Ó Broin and Ciaran Cuffe.
First of all, the attendees had the opportunity to take part in a guided tour across the amazing new DIT campus, which is part of the overall Grangegorman Development Project. This initiative is a great example of urban regeneration and development using the existing urban fabric, since its purpose is to create a vibrant new city quarter (with a diverse mix of uses) on the former St. Brendan’s Hospital grounds in Dublin city centre. We were guided to several of the historic buildings which have been re-designed for 21st educational purposes: the labs in North House, Rathdown House, (where a light lunch was served), and St. Laurance’s Building – the conference’s venue.
The first session of the conference focused on what cities tell us. Dr. Paul Stouten (TU Delft) presented his experience in Spatial Planning from Netherlands. Then it was the turn of TURAS and Connect the Dots; Philip Crowe and Aoife Corcoran talked about the challenge of mapping underused space through the crowd-sourced web-mapping initiative “Reusing Dublin”; Johanna Varghese did an enthusiastic presentation about the community networking platform called “Collaborations”; and Marisa Denker and Naomi Murphy explained their project “Connect the Dots” about connecting people who would reuse or activate space in the city. Justin Doran (University College Cork) talked about the concept of resilience and its connection with US Metropolitan Areas.
The second session of the conference was about the new beginnings that are emerging in economic, social and physical regeneration. Alison Harvey (Irish Heritage Council) did a complete presentation about empowering communities and Conor Moloney (Building Design Partnership) talked about his experience in London. To conclude, Ciarán Cuffe (DIT) impressed the audience with his presentation about the Living City initiative and how to address housing and other urban challenges through urban regeneration in Dublin.

We are looking forward to the next “Regeneration” conference!

For more information see:
https://ditregeneration.wordpress.com/
http://reusingdublin.ie/
http://www.connectthedots.ie/

Aoife Corcoran presenting Reusing Dublin at TURAS Dissemination at Regeneration 2015: New Beginnings -the city and economic resilience Using the existing urban fabric to sustain and facilitate local development (image David Alemany)

Philip Crowe presenting Reusing Dublin at TURAS Dissemination at Regeneration 2015: New Beginnings -the city and economic resilience Using the existing urban fabric to sustain and facilitate local development (image David Alemany)

Keywords: city regeneration and resilience, TURAS presentations, Grangegorman resilience,