26 April 2023
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World leading urbanists to gather in city to discuss future of city design
Galway Bay fm newsroom – World leaing urbanists are set to gather in the city today to discuss the future of city design and planning.
‘Reimaging the Irish City and Town’ is a joint initiative of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, the Academy of Urbanism, and Galway City Council.
This two-day event brings together architects, urban designers, planners, community leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders.
It aims to explore innovative solutions for the challenges facing Irish cities and towns, and ensuring a more sustainable future.
Those challenges include population growth, limited affordable housing, and traffic congestion.
A key focus will be the urban design priniciples laid out in the Freiburg Charter, and how they can be applied in an Irish context.
Freiburg is a city in Germany with more cyclists than drivers – and is recognised as one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.
The two-day event gets underway this morning at St. Nicholas Collegiate Church at Lombard Street.