James Pike explained how a non-debt method of financing property development, Equity Partnerships, can not only rescue completed developments which can’t be sold in the present market, but can also provide a way in which all occupiers gain a stake in future developments. Equity partnerships are equally suitable for community energy projects.
James Pike was a founder partner in Delany Mac Veigh and Pike, which was set up in 1964. This practice evolved into O’Mahony Pike in 1992. He has played a continuing role in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland since the 1960’s culminating in the presidency from 2006 to 2007. He is currently Chairman of the Irish Architecture Foundation and a founding member of the Urban Forum. He currently contributes to the many urban design projects in the practice, and a number of architectural projects, and has promoted a number of research projects with the Urban Forum and on sustainability issues with DIT and UCD since the 1980’s. He has played a major role in several publications including Dublin City in Crisis, New Housing and New Housing in Context which is due to be published in early 2009 by the R.I.A.I.
Recorded on day two of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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