Shaping our built environment: The role of Councils in placemaking

8.45am – 1.30pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has organised a seminar examining placemaking in the context of the Councils’ emerging Local Development Plans. At this critical time as Councils grapple with their new responsibilities the seminar presents an ideal opportunity to hear the latest thinking on the design of places from a range of perspectives and to ensure that the voice of local architects is very much a part of the discussion.

RSUA has recently started to promote the idea of a city or county architect and it will be particularly interesting to hear about Giulia Vallone’s experience fulfilling that role in Cork.

To facilitate your attendance and to encourage a strong contribution from architects we have negotiated a 50% discount for RSUA members to attend this event.

Speaker Line up

Angus Kerr – Director of Planning Policy, Department of Infrastructure

Theresa Donaldson – Chief Executive, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Louise Warde Hunter – Head of Housing, Urban Regeneration and Local Government, Department of Communities

Andrew Haley – Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment

Craig McClaren – Director of Scotland and Ireland, RTPI

Giulia Vallone – Municipal Architect and Urban Designer,CorkCounty Council

Lindsay Christian – Senior Planning Policy Officer,NewportCity Council

Click here to view the full programme.

Key details

8.45am to 1.30pm on Tuesday 30th January 2018

Baby Grand Theatre, Grand Opera House
2-4 Great Victoria Street

Cost:  RSUA Members £95 + VAT

Standard Rate:  £195 + VAT

How to book: Book your place online using promotional code RSUA18. If you have any difficulties please contact Jack Gibson on 028 9091 2881 or email