GPEP Lecturer Dr Declan Redmond and Dr Rory Hearne has published the report "Starting Afresh: Housing Associations, Stock Transfer and Regeneration". It marks a major addition to the literature on regeneration in Ireland through detailed examination of two case studies of Clúid regeneration projects and a comprehensive assessment of the challenges of physical refurbishment and social regeneration. In addition, the report contributes to the debate on the role housing associations should play in future regeneration.
TURAS, in collaboration with the UK based RESET and the Irish Landscape Institute, has just hosted a one-day Green Infrastructure workshop in the main GPEP studio. The two facilitators were Gary Grant and Dusty Gedge: pioneering experts in the field of green roof technology.
The 45th Conference of Irish Geographers, co-sponsored by the Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI), was held this weekend in NUI Galway. It was the most successful conference yet with over 250 delegates from Ireland and overseas. During the annual AGM of the GSI, Dr Gerald Mills was elected as Incoming President of the society. There was a very good contingent present from right across GPEP and some people enquired about becoming a member of the GSI.