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Sustaining Small Island Communities | 31 May 2013

The Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning present "Sustaining Small Island Communities" at Queen's University on Friday 31 May.






Programme:
9.30am Welcome and conference introduction
Dr Michael Murray, Queen's University Belfast

SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
10.00am Keynote paper: “Resilient small island communities - the international context.”
Professor Stephen Royle, Queen's University Belfast

11.00am Coffee in The Canada Room

SESSION 2: LINKING POLICY AND PRACTICE (Chair: Dr Berna Grist, University College Dublin) 

11.30am “Planning and development policy in Northern Ireland: the case of Rathlin Island.”
Tom Reid, Department for Regional Development, Northern Ireland

12noon “Facilitating community-led development on Scottish islands."
Neil Ross, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scotland

12.30pm “Policy and practice perspectives on Ireland's small island communities.”
Bertie Ó hAinmhire, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

1.00pm Buffet lunch in The Canada Room

SESSION 3: LIVING AND WORKING ON SMALL ISLANDS (Chair: Professor William J V Neill, University of Aberdeen)

2.00pm “The Rathlin Island living and working experience.”
Michael Cecil & David Quinney Mee, Rathlin Development & Community Association

2.30pm “Transforming natural resources through the use of digital technologies into business opportunities on the Scottish small isles.”
Dr Rachel Shanks, University of Aberdeen

3.00pm “Older people and connectivity in Irish small island communities.”
Professor Vanessa Burholt, Swansea University

SESSION 4: SHARED INSIGHTS AND CONCLUSIONS (Chair: Dr Michael Murray) 

3.30pm Open discussion and conference close at 4pm

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Attendance at this conference is free of charge but advance registration is necessary. Please e-mail Mrs Roslyn Barnes ([email protected]) at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering Research Support Office, Queen’s University Belfast, to confirm your interest in attending or to receive more information.

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