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Solving Housing - A DDPA Workshop

10th November 2022, 08:45am to 12:45pm

Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The DDPA has organised a Conference/Workshop on the subject of “Solving Housing”. Bringing together a wide variety of speakers and citizens, the purpose of the morning is to address the reasons why we are not successfully addressing our housing needs.

The Dublin Democratic Planning Alliance is a voluntary community of over 75 civic groups calling for a return to planning and housing policies that put the citizen at their centre. We fully support and call for the development of new housing in Dublin that meets the needs of our society.



DDPA as the voice of the inhabitant of the city: Marion Cashman

Democracy in the Planning System: Richard Waldron

Listening to the citizen: Charlotte Sheridan

The social cost of alienation: Graham Hickey


Policy and Governance: James Pike

Re-establishing the primacy of the Development Plan: John O'Hara

Planning for the common good: Dr Paula Russell

Community / Commodity: Claire McManus


Serving new generations: Katia Papkovskaia

The role of the developer: Brian Moran

New typologies: Maxime Larousse

Dereliction and re-use: Alison Harvey

Gothenburg: Tony Reddy

New typologies: John Dobbin

Affordability: Joe Kennedy and Hugh Brennan

Acting as a voice for the problems of communities with regard to housing, building and planning, finance, statistics and civic society. We seek to engage with those who are impacted the most by the housing crisis and we share our knowledge of planning policy with a wider audience, in the search for understanding and fact-based solutions.

We believe in the principle of Subsidiarity, a core value of the European Union. Our purpose in all of these endeavours is to change policy and legislation to ensure a liveable, sustainable environment for the citizen underlined by the citizens’ right to participation.

Documentation of the day will be submitted to the Planning Advisory Panel, the Commission on Housing, the Attorney General, Government and the Oireachtas.


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