2013 News Archive


12th to 29th

Queen's Researchers are changing lives

Queen’s Researchers are Changing Lives,is an exhibition running in the Naughton Gallery from the 12th to 29th of November which portrays the impact that the work of staff from across the University has on society,

Included in the exhibition will be a display of trophies/certificates/awards won by staff from across the University for their work.

For more details contact Mary Ellen Donaghy


Thurs 24th & Fri 25th

The Big Society, Localism & Housing Policy
ESRC funded Seminar Series, 2013-14


This seminar aims to trace the extent of connections between the policy and practice of localism, the ongoing practice of welfare reform including the meeting of housing costs by the state, and the implications of both for access to housing and a potential change in tenure balance across the UK.

For the more details click here

For more details contact Jenny Muir


15th - 19th

AESOP-ASCP Congress, 2013-14

ISEP staff attended the Joint AESOP – ACSP Congress 2013 in Dublin, ‘Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions’ on 15th – 19th July:

  • Jenny Muir, Phil Boland and John Brontë presented a paper on The ‘competitive waterfront’ in the neoliberal city.
  • Wesley Flannery presented two papers: Participatory marine spatial planning: a comparison of two North American case-studies (sole authored) and a second paper Transnational Cooperation: Maritime Spatial Planning for Shared Irish Maritime Space with Heather Ritchie (University of Ulster), and Anne Marie O’Hagan, Cathal O’Mahony and Sarah Twomey from University College Cork.
  • Geraint Ellis presented three papers: Evidence and Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development: A Model for Spatially Allocating Material Flows with Robin Curry (QUB) and Manoj Roy (University of Manchester); Planning for Renewable Energy: Lessons from the UK’s Devolved Administrations with Richard Cowell and Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan from the University of Cardiff,  Peter A Strachan (Robert Gordon University) and, UK, Dave Toke (Birmingham University); and Accessibility and Health: Towards walkability tools for planning practice with QUB colleagues Mark Tully, Michael Donnelly, Frank Kee, Luke Kelleher, and Ruth Hunter.
  • Geraint Ellis and Jenny Muir also participated in the related conference for PhD students held in Belfast on 10th – 13th July.

For the more details click here

Geraint Ellis, Phil Boland, Jenny Muir and John Bonte at the Conference dinner in the Guinness Storehouse