The Future of Port Cities: Post-Pandemic Recovery, Resilience & Renaissance

The Future of Port Cities: Post-Pandemic Recovery, Resilience & Renaissance
May 20, 2021 Cork Harbour Festival
  • June 10, 2021
    14:00 - 15:30

In association with UCC Civic & Community Engagement.

Across our UNIC European Alliance of City-University partners, we believe ports and port cities have a particularly unique role to play in helping us to rethink and redesign the future of our urban centers – in a citizen centered, diverse and ecological manner.

Join us for an international roundtable discussion on the Future of Port Cities, chaired by Irish Times Journalist Lorna Siggins, that will bring thought leaders into conversation around this ambition.

Free for all to attend, the event will open with a cultural performance from UCC student and Harpist Síofra Thornton.


– Professor Amanda Brandellero, Erasmus University Rotterdam School of History, Culture and Communication and member of the ‘Port City Futures’ group in the Netherlands.
– Feargal Reidy Director of Strategic and Economic Development, Cork City Council
– Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cork Company
– Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director, Dublin Port Company

This UNIC CityLabs event takes place as part of the Cork Harbour Festival programme, hosted by Civic & Community Engagement at University College Cork.


The online event will be hosted on Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to join the live event via in advance of the event.



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