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Planning professionals and decision-makers gathered at Newman House, St. Stephen's Green to discuss current issues and opportunities arising as a result of closer integration of the National Spatial Strategy and the National Development Plan. The Urban Environment Project hosted the half day event and welcomed the opportunity to meet with staff working on the front line of implementing these changes.

MOLAND, an integrated tool for managing the urban environment was presented to the group. A forum ensued where potentials and practical considerations were highlighted which will inform the development of the MOLAND framework for use in the Greater Dublin Region.

Bruce McCormack, DoEHLG discussed some of the key challenges at policy level and how these have been addressed in terms of the roll-out of funds administered through the NDP. Deirdre Scully, Dublin Mid East Regional Authorities, identified the key deficits in terms of data sources, analysis and information when working at a regional scale.

Thanks to all who attended and contributed on the day.

Pictured at the workshop (l-r) Edward Casey, Cormac Walsh, David Timoney, Mary Darley (DCC), Deirdre Scully (D&MERA, Michael Gough (DRLRCoCo)

Pictured at the workshop (l-r) Tamara Hochstrasser, Bright Osei Twumasi, Daniel McInerney