SIGUS: Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, 1996

The Belfast Workshop was arguably the most complex and difficult, despite the overwhelming amount of information, the misleading familiar setting, the common language. and the welcome reception. The workshop was located in the divided and contested areas of West Belfast, in the Springfield Road, Falls Road, and Shankill Road area. The workshop was favored by a lull in the 25 year conflict which was shattered on the last day of the workshop by a bombing in London announcing the end to the sectarian ceasefire. The host was the School of the Built Environment, Queen's University, Belfast.