Chaired by David Coyles, the committee’s purpose is to explore the regeneration of Planning Landscape Architecture Community Environment, more commonly known as PLACE, with a view to establishing a sustainable structure to:
(i) aid co-operation between the key organisations involved in shaping the future of architecture and the built environment in Northern Ireland, with a particular focus on Belfast.
(ii) agree and steer a programme of activities to inform, engage and empower the public on matters of architecture and the built environment.
How will this purpose be achieved
- Develop a list of desired activities with clear outcomes that should be explored for delivery in the short term (in current year).
- Develop a list of desired activities with clear outcomes that may be deliverable over the medium and longer term. Activities to focus on (i) collaborative working to improve the built environment, and (ii) public outreach.
- Identify funding sources in the short term, for next 2 years and for the following 5-year period.
- Agree the resources to be put in place to carry out the actions agreed by this Committee. E.g. RSUA to seek tenders for project support or directly employ personnel.
- Engage with other organisations outside the core group. E.g. community groups, social partnerships.
- On an annual basis review whether a new standalone legal entity should be established to carry out this programme of work.
The built environment has an enormous impact on the public. This committee is focused on helping our built environment develop in a way which supports health and wellbeing, enhances economic activity and addresses climate change. Greater co-operation between the key organisations responsible for the built environment should help these organisations more effectively meet the needs of society. Increased public understanding of architecture and the built environment will lead to enhanced public input into decision making and thus better outcomes for all.
Committee membership and contact details
PLACE Committee Chair, David Coyles firstname.lastname@example.org
|Patrick Anderson||Acting Director for Belfast Regeneration||Department for Communities (DfC)|
|Clive Bradberry||Chair||Chartered Institute of Highways & Transport (CIHT)|
|Chris Caves||Chair||Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)|
|Damien Corr||BID Manager||Cathedral Quarter (CQ) Business Improvement District|
|David Coyles||PLACE Committee Chair||Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA)|
|Simon Hamilton||Chief Executive||Belfast Chamber of Commerce|
|Gemma Jobling||Branch Chair||Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)|
|Angus Kerr||Chief Planner||Department for Infrastructure (DfI)|
|Liz Loughran||Director of Transport Policy||Department for Infrastructure (DfI)|
|Suzanne Lyle||Head of Visual Arts||Arts Council NI|
|Ciaran Mackel||Representative||Ulster University|
|Chris McCracken||Managing Director||Linen Quarter (LQ) Business Improvement District|
|Colin McCrossan||Strategic Advisor Estate Planning & Management||Strategic Investment Board (SIB)|
|Alistair Reid||Strategic Director of Place and Economy||Belfast City Council|
|Barrie Todd||Architect||Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA)|
|Maeve Walls||Director of Culture||Department for Communities (DfC)|
|David Watkiss||Chair||Landscape Institute|
|Roisin Wilmott||Director of Wales and Northern Ireland||Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)|
Meeting frequency/pre-arranged dates
The Committee will have three standing meetings per year in February, June and October. The Committee may also agree to additional ad hoc full committee meetings or small working group meetings.
The proposed meeting dates for the remainder of 2020 and 2021 are as follows:
- 12.30pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022
- 12.30pm on Wednesday 8 June 2022
- 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 October 2022
RSUA members who are interested in joining this committee should contact Jude Faloon email@example.com.