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Steve Daley All Planned Out? - The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System
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All Planned Out?
The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System

18 and 19 May 2007

Steve Daley

Steve is the founding Director of development education group Trasna An Domhain Go Léir, and challenges the anti-development prejudices of young people in Irish colleges and schools.

In 2004, he coordinated Trasna's student filmmakers to shoot an investigative documentary in Ghana to expose the low horizons of FairTrade cocoa production.

Steve has worked closely with the London-based charity WORLDwrite and co-drafted their Critical Charter on Sustainable Development. (2002) Recently, he has been engaged as senior researcher for WORLDwrite's documentary film series Pricking the Missionary Position.

Steve is an economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

e-mail: trasna.ireland@gmail.com

11.30 to 13.00 on Saturday 19 May 2007

Why housing supply and house prices are going BOOM-BOOM in the Celtic Tiger

Summary

Historically, Irish planning policy has followed the development control bias established by the UK Town and Country Planning Act of 1947. It would seem that Irish planners are as obsessed about the green belt, and the town and country divide, as are planners in the UK.

However, housebuilding in the Irish Republic has boomed compared to all other European markets. The Irish housing market had many similar features to the UK market, including low interest rates and steep price increases.

So, how has Irish housing supply been able to expand despite planners' regulations and restrictions?

Why housing supply and house prices are going BOOM-BOOM in the Celtic Tiger

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