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Home retrofits may need to be re-done in ten years, Oireachtas committee hears

Ireland's homeowners could be retrofitting their retrofits in ten years' time unless measures are taken to up-skill the construction sector, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

Visiting Professor Announcement

UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Lokko as Visiting Professor, 2022-24. Professor Lokko is an internationally renowned academic and teacher, recipient of the 2020 RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education and of the 2021 Ada Louise Huxtable Award for Contribution to Architecture.

Documenting Maritime Cultural Heritage

26th April 2022 10am-6pm
Museum of Literature Ireland
86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland and online

Assessing Flood Risk Awareness Contributes to Environmental Policy Formation

Due to climate change, there has been an increase in the frequency of exceptional heavy rainfall leading to flooding. This poses problems for people living or working near water courses and it can also increase the risk of poorly performing Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (DWWTS) and the risk of contamination of well water for people living in rural areas.

‘Supporting Climate Action Through Tree Planting’ recognised in UCD Research Impact Competition

This week, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact Professor Orla Feely announced the winner and runners-up of the 2021 UCD Research Impact Case Study Competition. The annual competition encourages researchers of all disciplines to write a case study that tells the story of how their work has made a positive difference.

Runner-up this year, ‘Supporting climate action through tree planting’ describes the research and impact of Coastal Communities Adapting Together, led by Dr Chiara Cocco, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.

Two Student Winners in the GLDA Student & Graduate Design Competition 2022

Good news is coming once again from the GLDA Student & Graduate Design Competition.
Two LARC students, 2nd year student Joseph Eustace and 4th year student Cillian O'Croinin, have been awarded joint winners in the categories "Best Category One (Student) Concept Master Plan Design" and "Best Innovative Concept Detail Design" in the 2022 Awards

Empowering People to Address the Problems of Climate Change

With climate change causing radical changes to coastlines through erosion and flooding and leading to major disruption to the coastal communities living near them, concern about the impact of climate change is no longer confined to the world of environmental scientists and “eco warriors”.