Governing the city in a post-crisis context: The case of Dublin

A seminar by Niamh Moore-Cherry
(University College Dublin)
Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 12.00 | 13.30
Aula Master, DAStU | 5th floor
School of Architecture Urban Planning and Construction Engineering | Politecnico di Milano

 

As has been well documented, the year 2008 marked the demise of what had been broadly heralded as the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economic miracle as a triple crisis (financial, fiscal and banking) took hold in Ireland. While much has been written about the banking element, the recent crisis was in large part the result of complex inter-relationships between real-estate, financial, planning and banking interests, concentrated particularly in urban settings. Norris and Byrne (2014) argue that one of the fundamental causes of the crisis in Ireland was planning and housing policy. The failures of the property sector, and the inadequacy of government policy in steering it appropriately, are perhaps best illustrated in the phenomenon of unfinished estates (Kitchin et al., 2014). Fox-Rogers and Murphy (2013) argue however that it is not just planning policy but the operation of planning – both formal and informal  – that demand more intense scrutiny. This paper examines the operation of planning in Dublin before, during and after the crisis. It highlights two key issues facing the development of the city-region today: derelict space and lack of affordable housing supply.  The paper illustrates the poor governance arrangements that underpinned planning in the city before 2008 and considers whether any substantive changes have been made that might impact on addressing the challenges currently faced.

Introduction and discussion: Lidia Manzo – Maynooth University and Politecnico di Milano (DAStU)
Discussants: Guido Anselmi – Università di Milano Bicocca,  Marta Cordini – Politecnico di Milano (DAStU), and Francesca Oleari – Università Cattolica di Milano

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Scenes from the B1 panel discussion at #RC21Conference2015 #TheIdealCity

Surveilling the “proprietary powers”: Investigating urban image making as a process of ownership

@ISIA, Urbino (Italy) – August 28th 2015
David Chapin (CUNY Graduate Center), Lidia K.C. Manzo (Politecnico Milan), Scott Lizama (CUNY Graduate Center)

Civita, Cairo, Dubai, Bangalore, and Amsterdam: a fabulous panel session!

 

 

 

Occupy Chinatown >_<

Saturday June 27 – 7pm at the community garden Giardini in Transito

The students of the International MA in Urban Planning and Policy Design of Politecnico di Milano University will give a public talk based on their recent research projects in the neighborhood of Paolo Sarpi street, the so-called Milan Chinatown:

Tommaso Romagnoli, Victor Osei Kwadwo and Esther Deyanara will analyze the process of urban transformation of Paolo Sarpi street;
Valeria Barchiesi will talk about institutional relationships and community politics;
Diana Xheka will address everyday practices and uses of the neighborhood.

The presentations, in English and Italian, will be chaired by Lidia Manzo.

An exhibition of posters and photographs designed by the students will be set up in the garden.

‪#‎OccupyChinatown‬
‪#‎100in1mi‬
100in1giorno Milano

Italiani, casa e famiglia

An article by Alessandra Minello talks about the Italian preliminary results of the HOUWEL research project, presented last September during a seminar at the Politecnico di Milano University.

Interestingly, it discusses the role of family in the Italian housing system, a relationship which strongly affects young adult’s housing transition.

Read more here:

http://www.imprendinews.it/2015/05/06/clic-italiani-casa-e-famiglia/