Upcoming events

Next event - Tuesday Feb 7th 5.30-6.30PM Upcoming Planning Reform Legislation - Speaker: Gavin Daly

After the winter break our next Built Environment Declare Meeting will be held on the Tuesday February 7th

Please join us 5:30-6:30 by clicking HERE

As generational Planning Reform Legislation, (consolidating and replacing the 2000 and previous Acts and Ministerial interventions like SIs, SPPRs, SHDs and BTRs ) , shortly to be published in full, heads for pre legislative scrutiny by the all party Oireachtas Cttee, this is a unique chance to get an expert briefing on the key issues, from the AD perspective, and participate in a lively discussion. You can later have your say, before it passes all stages into law, this term.

Gavin Daly is an experienced planner and former Irish government special advisor on planning and climate change. He currently works for the European Spatial Planning Observatory Network based in Luxembourg and a PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool studying the process of preparing the Irish National Planning Framework. He is also actively involved in Irish ENGO networks, including some successful high-profile JR cases. He also works as a planning consultant on renewable energy projects.

Previous meetings

Below are links to recordings of previous Architects Declare Ireland Meetings (links open in new window):

September 2021 - 'COP 26 and Challenges for the Built Environment' with Professor John Sweeney and Duncan Stewart MRIAI

October 2021 - 'Sustainable and Resilient Communities' with Davie Philip and Caelan Bristow

November 2021 - 'Retrofit First and LETI Retrofit Guide' with Karolina Backman, Caelan Bristow and Krystyna Rawicz

December 2021 - 'Irelands Climate Action Plan' - Ciaran Cuffe MEP, RIAI Climate Challenge - Pat Barry, Architects Declare Practice Guide - Karolina Backman

January 2022 - IGBC go through the newly launched Whole-Life Carbon Tool for Ireland developed by IGBC and OneClick LCA

February 2022 - Net Zero Carbon in relation to the AD Practice Guide. Patrick Kavanagh of BDP and Rebecca O'Connor of RKD are the guest speakers.

March 2022 - Net Zero Carbon in relation to the AD Practice Guide

April 2022 - EU Turnkey retrofit project : Johanna Varghese, IGBC

May 2022 - Planning & Designing for Biodiversity : Tony Williams, ILI and Transport Infrastructure Ireland

June 2022 - On the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon (WLC) Roadmap for the Built Environment in Ireland : Pat Barry, IGBC

September 2022 - The RIAI Climate Challenge with Simon Keogh and Helena McElmeel

October 2022 - Addressing Construction Waste with Leon Faust of Swiss Architects Declare & Rachel Loughrey of the Irish Green Building Council

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