Preparation of the new Regional Development Strategy 2025 for Northern Ireland (DRDNI 2001) began just three years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement 1998 and in many ways, it embodied a more collaborative, balanced and hopeful identity for the region. A decade later, the revised strategy (DRDNI 2010) kept the commitment to balanced growth but stripped out many of the more progressive policies around segregation, poverty and balanced development. This paper highlights the importance of spatial planning in the context of Brexit, a renewed interest in polycentric development and the need to promote an inclusive social, ecological and economic future for the region.
|Title of host publication||National Spatial Strtaegies in an Age of Inequality|
|Editors||Mark Boyle, Aileen Jones, Olivier Sykes, Ian Wray|
|Place of Publication||Liverpool|
|Publisher||Heseltine Institute University of Liverpool|
|Number of pages||41|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jan 2019|
Murtagh, B. (2019). The Regional Development Strategy Northern Ireland: Inequality and balanced development. In M. Boyle, A. Jones, O. Sykes, & I. Wray (Eds.), National Spatial Strtaegies in an Age of Inequality (pp. 32). Heseltine Institute University of Liverpool.