Irish Planning Institute Planning Awards 2023 Posted on March 15, 2023July 14, 2023 by Seán O'LearyAbout The Irish Planning Institute seeks, through the Irish Planning Awards 2023, to highlight innovation and excellence in Irish planning. These Awards are to acknowledge the diverse range of plans taking place locally and nationally in complex and dynamic planning environments. This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 28 September 2023.This year there are seven categories and a President’s Award, awarded by the Council, will also be presented.Award Categories The categories are as follows:1. Plan Making2. Employment and Enterprise3. Urban Regeneration and Heritage4. Climate Action and Biodiversity5. Sustainable Communities and Placemaking (large scale and small scale)6. Research and Innovation7. Planning Workplace of the Year8. President’s Award Judging A panel of expert judges will shortlist entries this Summer with the short list announced ahead of the ceremony in September.Our Judges:Mary Mac Mahon MIPI (IPI President), Charlotte Sheridan MIPI (RIAI President), Paul Hogan FIPI (Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage), Henk van der Kamp FIPI (Secretary General, ECTP-CEU), Terry Prendergast MIPI (former board member, An Bord Pleanála) and John O’Hara MIPI (former City Planning Officer, Dublin City Council).With thanks to our sponsorsLead sponsor: Department of Housing, Local Government and HeritageCategory sponsors:Climate Action and Biodiversity Category Sponsors: FuturEnergy IrelandResearch and Innovation Category Sponsors: Office of the Planning RegulatorSponsors:Uisce ÉireannWave Dynamics Acoustic ConsultantsAbout our sponsors:The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s mission is to support the sustainable and efficient delivery of well-planned homes and effective local government.In November 2021, Coillte and ESB joined forces to launch their joint venture company FuturEnergy Ireland. Combining the Irish State’s strongest assets and expertise in renewable energy development, FuturEnergy Ireland’s mission is to maximise the potential of our unique wind and land resources and accelerate Ireland’s transformation to a low carbon energy economy.The Office of the Planning Regulator‘s role is to ensure that local authorities and An Bord Pleanála support and implement Government planning policy. They also implement planning research, training and public awareness in order to promote the public’s engagement in the planning process and to enhance knowledge and public information about planning in Ireland.Uisce Éireann is Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland.Wave Dynamics are a leading provider of acoustic consultancy services. Their team provide specialist design, engineering and consultancy for building acoustics, planning, environmental noise, industrial noise, and vibration. They work across the full spectrum of projects in the built environment, industrial and environmental sectors. They have offices in Dublin and Wexford and their team have extensive experience in undertaking noise impact assessments for planning.