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Heritage for regeneration: A walking tour of North Belfast Cultural Corridor @ImagineBelfast

Heritage for regeneration: A walking tour of North Belfast Cultural Corridor
by Allan LEONARD for Carnegie Oldpark
22 March 2017

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, participants walked along the North Belfast ‘Cultural Corridor’, ending up at Ulster University for a brief seminar on the potential of community-led regeneration utilising local architectural heritage.

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Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine

LEONARD AllanHope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine: Professor Padraig O’Malley talk at Queen’s University Belfast
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
21 October 2015

Professor Padraig O’Malley gave a bleak prognosis of the Israel/Palestine peace negotiations, calling the two-state proposal ‘delusional’.

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Northern Ireland Foundation wins civic activism award

LEONARD AllanNorthern Ireland Foundation wins civic activism award
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
16 July 2015

The Northern Ireland Foundation is delighted to have been given an award from Building Change Trust, to pursue a civic activism project on digital fact checking in Northern Ireland.

Acting on shared experiences: FCT 2011 report launch

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Acting on shared experiences: FCT 2011 report launch
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
12 June 2012

At Parliament Buildings, where the Northern Ireland Assembly sits, I was responsible for organising an event for our Forum for Cities in Transition project, which is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of the voluntary and community sector.

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FCT Director encourages greater Northern Ireland international involvment

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LEONARD AllanFCT Director encourages greater Northern Ireland international involvement
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
11 May 2012 

The Director of the Forum for Cities in Transition, Professor Padraig O’Malley, was in Belfast for the day. I quickly organised a series of meetings to increase awareness of this project and encourage greater involvement by those who are already formal members of the Forum, as well as by those who are doing excellent work in this regard.

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Divided Cities conference

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LEONARD AllanDivided Cities conference
By Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
13 April 2009

I’ve arrived in Boston for a 3-day conference on divided cities, with delegates from Kirkuk (Iraq), Mitrovica (Kosovo/Serbia), Nicosia (Cyprus), Derry-Londonderry and Belfast (Northern Ireland). I had some responsibility in securing delegates from Nicosia, as well as Derry-Londonderry and Belfast.