Turley urban designer appointed to international development panel

Urban designer Justine Daly has been invited to join a prestigious international urban development panel.

Belfast-based Justine, part of the 20 strong Design team at independent planning consultancy Turley, will join the International Urban Development Association, known as INTA, as part of a team drawn from around the world to advise the city of Grenoble on future development in Pont-de-Claix.

INTA is a not for profit global membership association of urban policy-makers and practitioners that meet to share knowledge, experience and tools advising city authorities and communities around the world on integrated territorial development.

INTA has created a panel of 10 development experts from the USA, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands and the UK to advise the President of the Grenoble Metropolitan area and Mayor of Pont-de-Claix to help rethink the positioning of his town in relation to Grenoble and the wider metropolitan area.

The panel will meet in September for one week (14-20 September) in Pont-de-Claix. Working with the assistance of the Grenoble Planning Agency (AURG) and the technical departments of the town, Justine and her fellow panelists will advice on several projects of municipal and metropolitan importance, including a new cultural scientific centre, relocating the railway station, restructuring the town centre, developing the riverfront and the conversion of several brownfield sites.

Justine Daly, Director, Urban Design, Turley, said:

“It is an enormous privilege to have been invited to join this panel. By bringing a diverse group of professionals together for an intense one-week programme, Pont-de-Claix can draw from international benchmarks and a broad range of opinions and experiences. This INTA panel has a unique opportunity to bring fresh development ideas for the area and can offer more clearly defined options and strategies.”

Maurice Charrier, President of INTA, said:

“Justine Daly comes highly recommended by INTA Board Member, Kyle Alexander (SIB), for her urban design skills, development experience and engagement techniques. We are delighted she has accepted our invitation and we look forward to working alongside her, and her INTA colleagues in Pont-de-Claix.”

Justine Daly and her planning colleagues in Belfast have advised on some of the region’s largest and highest profile projects including Queen’s Parade, Bangor, County Down; Spatial Framework for Maze Long Kesh and adjacent lands at Blaris; Crumlin Road Courthouse; Odyssey; Sirocco; and Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

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