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Plan ahead: The future is now

Words: Simon Wicks

The RTPI Young Planners Conference takes place in a city rediscovering its vibrancy after a troubled past. Organiser Kim Boal tells The Planner how Belfast is embracing change

Belfast must surely be one of the UK’s most interesting cities for planners. Shaped for years by conflict and division, its centre was within recent memory accessible only via armed checkpoints, and tourism was almost non-existent. ‘Peace walls’ continue to physically, if not socially, divide communities.Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Belfast has been transforming – slowly at first but........
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