Sustainable Cork Programme: Thriving City Regions - Embedding Urban Resilience & Sustainability
This webinartitled 'Thriving City Regions: Embedding Urban Resilience & Sustainability' will look at the key ingredients of resilient and sustainable cities and communities, and the opportunities to lead.
Speakers will discuss how urban spaces can be used, and designed, to promote diverse activities and mobility types to enhance the character, vibrancy and ability of a location to flourish and thrive. Most recently, the pandemic has accelerated a significant shift in the way people interact with their urban centres. Very clearly, the importance of living cities that are sustainable and resilient to shocks, that support commerce, communities and nature has been brought into sharp focus.
Philip Jackson, Director Academy of Urbanism and Associate Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects is highly skilled in the delivery of architectural, urban design and master-planning projects, with over 30 years’ experience working in Ireland and internationally. His work ranges from large-scale masterplans for sustainable walkable urban neighbourhoods, urban design studies and strategies for urban renewal, and site-specific development studies. Philip now sits on the AoU Board as a Director. As a lead assessor for their annual European Cities and Great Towns awards, he has valuable in-depth knowledge of the key ingredients to progressive urbanism.
Denise Cahill, Co-coordinator, Cork Healthy Cities has worked as a researcher in the area of Public Health and has been employed in the area of health promotion for the past 17 years. Denise has worked in the areas of Schools Health Promotion, Physical Activity and Tobacco Control. In more recent years she has developed her understanding and commitment to community health promotion and has coordinated the health profile of Cork City in support of World Health Organisation recognition of Cork as a Healthy City. Most recently, the Cork Healthy Cities 10 year strategic plan sets out dozens of actions for Cork to continue to grow as a Healthy City with one of these including developing a more child-friendly city.
Stephen Purcell, Director & Co-Head Future Analytics, KPMG is an award-winning and published Chartered Surveyor and Town Planner. With 15 years’ experience in securing planning consent for major projects, the delivery of high-quality strategic planning outcomes and in policy formulation, including a range of city/county-level strategies and extensive community facilitation work. Stephen is currently working on a European Commission funded Smart City project call +CityxChange and will share innovations and insights from his work on this project.
The Sustainable Cork Programme Webinar Series is in association with Cork Chamber Skillnet, Gas Networks Ireland, KPMG and Matheson.