News for: Creative, Liveable And Sustainable Communities

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Seminar Discusses Sustainable Creative Careers in Film

Filmmakers from northern Europe connected with local industry players in NUI Galway as part of A Creative Momentum project. The Whitaker Institute and School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway hosted an event on 13 July as part of a creative exchange seminar titled ‘Screen Industries on the Periphery: Policy and Practice’, at the Huston… | Read on »

Planning For Regional Growth in Ireland

NUI Galway hosted a major conference on ‘Planning For Regional Development: The National Planning Framework as a Roadmap for Ireland’s Future’ last Friday. The conference was organised by the Regional Studies Association Irish Branch, in collaboration with NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission and is part of a wider public engagement initiative on behalf… | Read on »

Building a creative momentum

The new three-year, €2 million transnational a creative momentum project, led by the Western Development Commission (WDC) with support from NUI Galway, will be implemented by six organisations based in Mid-Sweden, North East Iceland, Northern Finland, South East of Northern Ireland and the West of Ireland. An overview of the five regions was given by… | Read on »

The ‘liveability’ of towns

Professor Kevin Leyden spoke at a conference organized by the Heritage Council, entitled Realising the Hidden Potential of Ireland’s Towns: Policies and Priorities for Their Future, that was held in Kilkenny at the start of the month.  The conference was particularly relevant to policy decision-makers working in community, regional and rural development, as well as… | Read on »

Creating and sustaining local communities

Professor Kevin Leyden was a keynote speaker at Dream to Dare: Gamechanging Communities in Indianapolis, in the US in December 2013.  In his address, he spoke about social capital and the built environment.  Researchers agree that social networks and community involvement have positive consequences, including longer lifespans and improved physical and mental health. In this… | Read on »