Rural v Urban: Housing for the future

Illustrated Talk by local architects Patrick McCabe and Rosie Webb

As Ireland recovers from years of austerity, a new housing crisis may emerge with an unsustainable shortage of suitable accommodation, to serve future demographic needs.

This illustrated talk will look at the challenges and opportunities of rural and urban settlements and show innovative and sustainable house types and their relevance in years to come.

Patrick McCabe is an Architect in private practice with over 20 years of experience in the West of Ireland. During that time, his design work, especially one off houses received much acclaim and national awards.

Rosie Webb is an Architect and Urban Designer and has held the position of Senior Executive Architect in Galway City Council for 10 years, in which her responsibilities include policy formation and strategic planning. Rosie previously worked in London, Chicago, and Dublin, and also teaches in the School of Architecture, University of Limerick.