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    A roadmap for local deliberative engagements on transitions to net zero carbon and climate resilience
    (Environmental Protection Agency, 2022-07) Mullally, Gerard; Revez, Alexandra; Harris, Clodagh; Dunphy, Niall P.; Rogan, Fionn; Byrne, Edmond P.; McGookin, Connor; Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.; Bolger, Paul; O'Dwyer, Barry; Flood, Stephen; Boyle, Evan; Glynn, James; Barry, John; Ellis, Geraint; Environmental Protection Agency; Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
    Public engagement and participation are best understood as fluid and evolving categories that embrace the many ways in which citizens collaborate on, intervene in, oppose or deliberate over matters that concern them. In recent years the role that the public occupies in climate action debates has expanded and has given rise to new knowledge co-creation practices and deliberative decision-making processes. It is increasingly acknowledged that meaningful public engagement in climate action requires well-informed, equal and inclusive processes. There is a compelling body of work internationally in support of embedding deliberative democratic practices more deeply to strengthen public engagement. In this report we explore some of these innovative practices and processes, and present the main findings from the project 'Engaging, Envisioning, and Co-Producing Pathways for a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ireland (Imagining2050)', which was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and co-funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The aim of the project was to engage with civil society using innovative co-creation and deliberative approaches, and test these approaches, to explore and consolidate future visions of and pathways to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future in Ireland.
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    Innovative methods of community engagement: towards a low carbon climate resilient future
    (Environmental Research Institute, 2019-05) Revez, Alexandra; Mullally, Gerard; Emerson, Harriet; Dunphy, Niall P.; Watson, Clare; Lennon, Breffni; Glynn, James; Rogan, Fionn; Byrne, Edmond P.; Boyle, Evan; McGookin, Connor; Smith, Sonja; Fahy, Frances; O'Dwyer, Barry; Torney, Diarmuid; Brereton, Pat; Morrissey, John; Greene, Mary; Hugel, Stephan; Carroll, James; Doyle, Ruth; Farrell, Eugene; Carr, Liam; Schuitema, Geertje; Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland; Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ireland; Environmental Protection Agency
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    Meeting at the Crossroads - an academic report from the Next Generation Learning Space Seminar
    (2018-10) Kaucz, Błażej
    On the 11th October 2017, a Next Generation Learning Space (NGLS) Seminar organised by Mr Tom O'Mara and the Instructional Design team was held in the Creative Zone, Boole Library, University College Cork (UCC). The Seminar was a follow up to a successful event initially held in October 2016. Also, NGLS was associated with an open call for the establishment or redesign of pilot learning spaces at UCC. The seminar was a continuation of ongoing formal and informal discussions happening across UCC for some time. That campus-wide conversation revolved around an influence of space on learning and more generally on pedagogy. It was an opportunity for all of those involved in the discussion for an interdisciplinary meeting. Also, it can be treated as reconvening of an academic dialogue around the importance of the physical presence of teaching and learning spaces in general and at UCC specifically
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    The provision of adult and community education in the Northside of Dublin City: research report to the Respond Housing Association
    (Shared Insight, for Respond Housing, 2014-09) O'Sullivan, Siobhán; McMurry, Nicholas; Desmond, Elaine; O'Connell, Cathal