Development Corridors and the role of Spatial Planning in Border Territories

Renehan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth 10:00 :: 19th November 2009

The National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), NUI Maynooth, the School of Geosciences and The AHRS Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at University of Aberdeen, and the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning at Queens University Belfast have established the Irish – Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning. Its purpose is to critically examine the interaction between strategic planning and the development of urban and rural areas in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The focus of this third meeting of the Irish – Scottish Forum is to consider the role of spatial planning in the formation and advancement of development corridors on the island of Ireland, and in particular along the Irish border. Issues such as competitive advantage, employability and migration, and the rural-urban interrelationship will be discussed as will the potential for all-island collaborative frameworks and planning policy in a time of economic downturn.

This conference at NUI Maynooth, the third in the series, is convened under the auspices of the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP), an island of Ireland platform of multi-disciplinary research and graduate training focusing on the delivery of balanced development, the creation of sustainable communities and the enhancement of a knowledge society. It embraces 8 institutions and 19 disciplines and is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI4).

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