Northern Ireland Planning Conference 2022

Wednesday 2nd March 2022 • Europa Hotel, Belfast

The 2022 Northern Ireland Planning Conference, recently took place in the Europa Hotel Belfast. The conference is now firmly established as the major annual event for all those with an interest or role in planning and development in Northern Ireland. We were delighted to have a range of expert speakers, local and visiting, join us to examine the challenges and opportunities for planning in Northern Ireland including Angus Kerr, Department for Infrastructure; Professor Michael Batty CBE, University College London; Kate Bentley, Belfast City Council; Nathan Coyle, New Union and Dr Louise O’Kane, Community Places.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our conference sponsors, Carson McDowell and Arup, all speakers and delegates who joined us in the Europa Hotel, Belfast and made the conference a huge success. We hope you enjoyed the event and found the discussion useful and informative. Follow us on Twitter @agendani for all the latest information.



Europa Hotel Belfast



From 09:00
Wednesday 2nd March

Key issues to be addressed at the conference:

  • Planning policy for recovery and growth
  • Reimagining towns and cities: Local Development Plans to shape the next decade
  • Redesigning planning for the digital age
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of the planning system in Northern Ireland
  • Planning and transport: Ensuring women-led design at every stage of the placemaking process
  • Putting Net Zero at the heart of the planning system
  • Tactical Urbanism: Rethinking public spaces post-Covid
  • Planning case law update
  • Community engagement in planning projects
  • Planning for the future development of Northern Ireland
  • Best practice case studies

An expert speaker panel comprising local and visiting speakers will look at these issues in detail. Attendees will come from across all sectors and will include government policymakers and decision-takers, other government agencies and NDPBs, local government officials, planners, developers, waste companies, advisory organisations, community representative groups and political representatives.

The conference aims to be as interactive as possible with delegates able to put questions directly to the expert panel.

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