A Major Conference Takes Place In Tralee This Week

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TRALEE will host planners from all over the country this week for the Irish Planning Institute Annual Planning Conference 2018.

The event will be based at The Rose Hotel, but will also see many of the 220-plus people attending taken on a walking tour of Tralee on Thursday afternoon.

Victoria McCarthy (Kerry County Council Conservation Of cer), Alison Harvey (Heritage Council) Aidan Kelly (President of Tralee Chamber Alliance) and Kevin Burns (Kerry County Council, Economic Development Unit – Urban Renewal) will guide them to The Mall, Denny Street, The Island of Geese, the Mitchels housing regeneration scheme including the District Heating Scheme and inform initiatives including Tralee Town Centre Health Check 2017, The Public Realm Plan and much more highlighting the ongoing collaborative work to create a diverse and vibrant town core.

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After a welcome reception in Kerry County Museum on Wednesday evening, The Rose Hotel will host the conference over Thursday and Friday. Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has also been invited to speak at the event on Thursday morning. A gala dinner will take place on Thursday evening at The Rose Hotel with Daithi O Sé as the pre-dinner speaker.

The 2018 Irish Planning Institute Annual Conference will look to 2040, a time when developments in technology, issues such as climate change and energy will effect major change on society worldwide. The conference will look at these issues and their implications for planning and society.

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