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**Applications now being taken for 2017 - 2018 **

Applications for the Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development and the M.A. in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design are now being taken.

Click http://www.ucc.ie/en/cke69/ for further information on the M.Plan Programme and http://www.ucc.ie/en/ckd06/to find out more about the MA in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design.

Click http://www.pac.ie for more information on how to apply.

 

 

 

  • Formal Launch of North Main Street Study

    10 Nov
    Formal Launch of North Main Street Study

    The Centre for Planning Education and Research is pleased to announce the formal launch of the North Main Street Area Planning Study 2016 on Tuesday November 15th in St. Peter’s, North Main Street at 6.00pm. The launch will be attended by the city’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Des Cahill and the city’s Chief Executive, Ann Doherty, as well as representatives from the University, the wider business and political communities, and from the local stakeholders.  It will include a brief introduction to the project by the Traders’ Association, as well as a presentation by staff and postgraduate students from UCC’s Planning School. The report can be downloaded here North Main Street Planning Study.

     

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  • Planning seminar on city centre property development

    10 Nov
    Planning seminar on city centre property development

    The UCC Planning students held a seminar with John Cleary, MD of JCD Commerical Property Developers - one of Ireland's leading and most active property development companies. The seminar addressed some of the interactions between the planning process and the property development industry, as well as focussing on a range of large scale urban regeneration issues in Cork and across Ireland. The seminar concluded with a short presentation by the planning students and a discussion with John Cleary about a key city centre regeneration site.

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  • RTPI Bursary Winners

    31 Oct
    RTPI Bursary Winners

    Two M.Plan students have been awarded a bursary under the RTPI's (Royal Town Planning Institute) Future Planner Bursary Scheme. The bursary recipients from UCC for 2015/2016 are Mary Molloy and David Shannon, First Year M.Plan students, and were presented with their bursary awards by Professor Cathal O'Connell, School of Applied Social Studies. The bursary has been supported by the UCC Centre for Planning Education and Research.

     

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**** M.Plan Fee for Irish and EU students Reduced by 20% ****

The Centre for Planning Education and Research is pleased to announce that the EU fee has now been reduced by 20%. The yearly fee for the M.Plan programme has historically been set at quite a high level to reflect the real costs of delivering a professional master’s programme with a significant amount of applied content, studio instruction, external contributions, and a range of local, national and international field visits. Following discussions within the University, and taking into account the need to maintain affordability and access for professional courses, it has been decided to reduce the EU fee to €6,700 per year. As usual (in common with all field-based courses), a student contribution to study visits will be required. However, over the two years of the M.Plan, the fees will be approximately €3,380 less than before and this should significantly reduce the financial burden on students.

  • Metropolitan Study Visit to North of England

    23 Oct
    Metropolitan Study Visit to North of England

    The First Year Planning students have recently completed a busy 5 day study visit to Northern England, where they enountered a wide range of large-scale urban planning issues in Leeds, York, Bradford, Wakefield, and Liverpool. This year's trip involved a long bus and ferry trip from Cork via Dublin Port. The highlight of the trip yet again was the tour of Liverpool facilitated by Professor Chris Couch from the University of Liverpool's Planning school.

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  • UCC Planning Students present at Young Planners Workshop

    23 Oct
    UCC Planning Students present at Young Planners Workshop

    A group of Second Year Planning Students from UCC were selected to present the results of their transportation &technology research project at the ECTP Young Planners Workshop 2015 at the 11th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners/Dublin October 2015. The student group consisted of Padraig Collins, Danielle Nevin, Luke Martin, Ciara Cosgrave and Kayleigh Sexton, and their research focussed on a review of the bike-share scheme in Cork since its introduction in November 2014. 

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  • UCC M.Plan student wins national award

    19 Nov
    UCC M.Plan student wins national award

    MPlan graduate Saorlaith Ní Shuibhne was presented with the Irish Planning Institute Gerry Walker Prize 2014 for her paper 'Pedestrian and Vehicle Interaction at City Centre Junctions'. Her paper was selected from entries to the 2014 Student Pleanáil competition. Each year a winning paper chosen from entries to Student Pleanáil is awarded a prize and is published in Pleanáil - the Journal of the Irish Planning Institute.

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  • West Cork/Gougane Barra Field Trip

    06 Nov
    West Cork/Gougane Barra Field Trip

    As part of their Landscape Character, Context and Change module, students from both the Landscape, Built Heritage & Design and the M.Plan Year 2 programmes took part in a one-day study visit to the West Cork region.

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  • Metropolitan Study Visit to North of England

    16 Oct
    Metropolitan Study Visit to North of England

    This year's First Year planning students were joined by the students from the Masters in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design on a four-day study visit to the North of England. The highlight of the trip was an extended tour of Liverpool's resurgent and lively city centre and docksides.

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  • Careers in Planning

    22 Oct
    Careers in Planning

    Professional planners work in the public, private and non-governmental sectors at national, regional and local levels and gain a broad range of abilities and skills for working in a variety of economic and social contexts.

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  • Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium Series

    07 Mar
    Environment, Planning and Sustainability Colloquium Series

    On Wednesday 7th March, a joint presentation by Dr. Cara Nine [Philosophy] and Dr. Brian O Gallachoir [Energy Engineering] entitled 'Resources, Energy and Rights' marked the completion of UCC's first Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability organised by the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Environmental Research Institute, the Programme for Planning and Sustainable Development and the School of Sociology and Philosophy.

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  • M.Plan Student Projects receive commendations

    19 Feb
    M.Plan Student Projects receive commendations

    Two M.Plan student projects were in receipt of special Commendations at the Irish Planning Institute's National Planning awards which were presented by Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Housing and Planning, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and Mr. Brendan Allen, President, Irish Planning Institute, in the Custom House, Dublin on February 16th 2012. .

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  • Colloquium Series 2013

    24 Oct
    Colloquium Series 2013

    UCC's 2013 Colloquium Series on Environment, Planning and Sustainability was officially launched on Thursday 24th by Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences UCC and Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of College of  Science Engineering and Food Science UCC. 

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  • M.Plan project receives IPI Award

    09 Nov
    M.Plan project receives IPI Award

    At a ceremony following the IPI Annual Dinner held in the Clarence Hotel, Dublin on November 9th, an M.Plan Year 2 Group Village Exercise received an award as part of the Irish Planning Institute Annual Student Awards scheme.  

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  • Metropolitan Cork: Proposals for local government reform

    07 Jan
    Metropolitan Cork: Proposals for local government reform

    At a conference on New Regional Governance in Ireland: Perspectives and Challenges, organised by the Regional Studies Association in conjunction with the Department of Geography/NIRSA, NUI Maynooth in January, William Brady from UCC's Centre for Planning Education and Research presented a paper exploring the opportunities for the emergence of metropolitan planning and governance in Ireland's main cities.

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  • Planning and the Community Sector

    19 Aug
    Planning and the Community Sector

    Whilst planning school graduates have traditionally tended to work in local government and other public sector agencies, their skills are increasingly in demand in private practice, in development, and in a whole range of non-governmental settings throughout the world.

     

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