Planning in the Community

Each year students from the Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development Programme work with a community client to study planning issues. Over recent years this has involved the Ballincollig Community Forum, the Youghal Town Council and  Socio- Economic Development Group, the Passage West Town council and this year the communities in the Marsh area of Cork City Centre. Each year students explore with locals the pressing planning and amenity issues in the location and envisage possible practical solutions. Not always dramatic these local solutions arePASSAGE_MEETING valued by the community clients where possible providing them with a basis on which to base their plans and develop campaigns and always helping them to articulate and present ideas for their locality. From the students point of view the engagement with “real world” communities and exposure to “real world” problems provides and an excellent addition to their professional development.

 

Extracts from the Youghal Report

School   Applied Social Studies, Sociology and Philosophy and the Human Environment
Discipline Centre for Planning Education and Research
Contact Person Will Brady and Jonathan Hall
Staff Members Involved   Will Brady and Jonathan Hall
Date:  11th February 2015

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