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Tomorrow’s cities; tomorrow’s planners?

This week Y12 and Y13 geographers welcomed Mr. Michael Gallagher, Director of Planning and Building Control for the Department of Infrastructure to deliver a session to further develop their human geography studies and get an real insight into the work of planners on the Isle of Man and in the UK.

Planning for the future

Planning for the future

Mr. Gallagher discussed various themes linked to the Y13 World Cities topic such as his experiences working on the regeneration of Salford Quays, which is particularly relevant as the geography department run an annual fieldtrip for sixth form to that area of Manchester. Also considered were examples of planning and development in the Isle of Man, including thoughts regarding the provision of residential, services and community needs which form an underlying theme of the Y12 current topic of study, Population Change, where planners and budgets must consider demographic changes such as the island’s ageing population.

Many thanks to Mr. Gallagaher for his time and enthusiasm to support the learning of the SNHS geographers, and for the useful information about routes to pursue planning as a career option in further education.

Mr. Michael Gallagher, Director of Planning and Building Control

Mr. Michael Gallagher, Director of Planning and Building Control

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