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Talking Towns seminar series

Talking Towns is a seminar series organised by UCD Centre for Irish Towns and UCD Earth Institute. The series aims to spark conversations about the challenges facing Irish towns, the opportunities they offer, and the role of research and policy in bringing about the revitalisation of towns in Ireland. 

Starting in October 2021 the series runs over the academic year and over the course of the series features speakers from academia, policy making and civil society. Each seminar addresses a specific topic affecting Irish towns and will have two to three speakers, each presenting for ten minutes each with plenty of time for discussion afterwards.

Recordings of previous seminars are available on the CfIT YouTube channel and a full list of speakers is on the Talking Towns archive page. All seminars will be held on Zoom.

Talking Towns seminars Autumn 2022

1-2pm, 13 October: Vacancy and Irish Towns 

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1-2pm, 3 November - Transport and Mobility in Irish Towns

  • Dr Fatemeh Golpayegani (UCD School of Computer Science) ‘Why shared Mobility services are important and how AI can enhance the quality of such services’
  • Andreas Saul Rotne (National Transport Authority) 'The Safer Roads To Schools programme'
  • Sarah Togher (Manager, Mayo Community Transport CLG T/A TFI Local Link Mayo) ‘TFI Local Link Mayo – creating sustainable solutions to connect people and places’
  • Chair: Dr Paraic Carroll (UCD School of Civil Engineering)

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1-2pm, 1 December: The present and future of the High Street / Main Street in our towns

A 'Nations of Towns' seminar co-organised with University of Edinburgh.

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If you would like to contribute to a future seminar email cfit@ucd.ie.

Contact Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT)

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cfit@ucd.ie