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Friday 10th November 2006

Symposium on the role of Culture in Urban Regeneration

More than 60 members of the public gathered at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar, Dublin�s Cultural Quarter yesterday for Temple Bar Cultural Trusts Symposium on the role of Culture in Urban Regeneration. This symposium was part of the Temple Bar 15 series of events organised by Temple Bar Cultural Trust to mark the 15th anniversary of Temple Bar as Dublin�s Cultural Quarter.

Here the public had a chance to listen and speak to the experts from both here in Ireland and overseas talk about their experiences of urban regeneration and the role that culture played in their plans.

The morning got underway with an introduction from leading writer and journalist Frank McDonald who also moderated the mornings event.

The first speaker of the day was Liz Davidson who is the Director of Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative, a major regeneration project in the historic commercial heart of Glasgow.

The second speaker was Dick Gleeson, Dublin City planner and board member of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, formerly Temple Bar Properties.

After a short break Tim Jones who travelled from Toronto, Canada where he is Chief Executive Officer of Artscape, a non-profit enterprise that builds creative communities and expands knowledge about the dynamics of creative places.

The morning finished with a comments, questions and answers session for the speakers with questions from people all over the country who are involved directly or indirectly with various regeneration and community projects.

The Temple Bar 15 photographic exhibition is currently running at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 until January 2007.

For further information on further TBCT cultural events join our mailing list HERE or call into the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre at 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Click here to download the presentations (3 powerpoint files - 184MB zip file)