Work of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment

The work of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment is outlined on this page, with links to publications, symposiums, promotional material and input to various consultations.

Information Booklet

The booklet below gives an overview of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment in Northern Ireland.

Consultation Toolkit

The MAG has developed guidance on Creative Consultation for the Strategic Investment Board. The on-line toolkit will provide NICS departments and agencies with the methodologies and support to develop and implement more creative and innovative approaches to community engagement and consultation.

Creative Consultation aims to inform and inspire all those tasked with the creation and management of a consultation process. It relates specifically to medium to large capital projects, undertaken for the public sector in Northern Ireland. Going beyond the minimum requirements of consultation brings many benefits.

Not only does it greatly reduce risks associated with project delivery it also contributes to the sustained success of its outcome. To be effective, consultation must be integrated throughout a project timeline, rather than confined to one specific stage. This should include consultation at the earliest inception stage.

All successful consultation processes share a number of common principles. These should be kept constantly in mind whilst creating a consultation and through every stage of delivery.Creating a consultation needs careful planning and preparation. These steps should be used to help guide this process.

Design reviews

Design reviews form a major role and activity for the MAG. To date three forms of review have taken place:

  • pre-planning application
  • post planning application referrals
  • referrals by government funders

The design review documents are available on the following page:

MAG reports

MAG Symposiums

Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment: Placemaking Symposium 2017

 

Symposium archive:

MAG Seminars

Talking Places
Placemaking: Context, culture and vision


A lunchtime seminar with William Murray, Wordsearch,  to explore the role of communicating context, culture and vision in enabling good placemaking

MAG responses to public consultations

A list of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment responses to public consultations can be accessed through the Publications page.

MAG attendance at events

 

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