The Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association Irish Branch (in conjunction with NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission) was held on 9 September 2016 at NUI Galway. The conference was titled “Planning for Regional Development: The National Planning Framework as a Roadmap for Ireland’s Future?”.
The conference was timely with work underway on the new National Planning Framework and its associated Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies. There was much discussion of these and of the issue of regional balance in Ireland from both speakers and attendees.
Presentations from the conference can be downloaded here