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‘But where are they all going to live?’

With a national housing shortage and Cork city set to double its population by 2050, this has become one of the most common questions in popular conversation.

There is a growing urgency when it comes to the need for more homes in Cork. And if this is something you feel strongly about, an upcoming gathering is where you can make your voice heard.

Cork Evolves, a partnership between Cork City Council, Tomar Trust and the HSE, is hosting a public meeting to discuss the challenges and opportunities of developing affordable and social housing in an inclusive way at St. Peter’s Visitor Centre, North Main Street on October 16th at 6pm.

A number of expert speakers will discuss planning, inclusive housing developments and communities, place making and best practice models with attendees.

“Now is the time to reflect on and imagine the kind of city we want to live in.” said Emma Lane-Spollen, of the Tomar Trust.

“How do we accommodate immediate pressures to deliver housing while ensuring we build sustainable communities that support social well-being?”

Making Cities for People speaker, Allison Dutroit of Gehl (Denmark) will be keynote speaker at the Cork Evolves event. Also speaking are developer Richard Galvin of Citidwell and Real Estate & Commercial auctioneer Frank Ryan of Cushman & Wakefield. The Cork Evolves “A City of the Future” will be chaired by UCC’s Dr. Frank Crowley.

All are welcome to attend and the event is free but registration is essential. You can book your seat here.


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