Fingal County Council

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Kevin J. Halpenny

Senior Parks Superintendent, Fingal County Council

Kevin works with Fingal County Council as the Senior Parks Superintendent for the local authority.  He is also Chair of the Fingal Coastal Liaison Group which provides a forum for local community groups and elected councillors concerned about coastal management. Kevin is current President of the Irish Landscape Institute which is the professional body representing Landscape Architects in Ireland and he is also the Chair of World Urban Parks Europe Committee which is an international body representing parks professionals.

Kevin’s career as a Landscape Architect and Environmental Engineer spans 35 years working mainly in local government in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In his work, Kevin has been responsible for introducing policy initiatives and strategies relating to Green Infrastructure Planning, Management and Health Promotion. He has also managed diverse large-scale capital projects relating to historic landscape restoration, transportation infrastructure, and the development of new parks, sports facilities and urban green spaces. Kevin is a strong advocate for urban biodiversity and the use of Ecosystem Services and Nature Based Solutions to address many of the challenges of increasing urbanisation.

Saul Crowley

Saul Crowley

Research Scientist

Saul is a Research Scientist with Fingal County Council. He hails from the wild Atlantic coast of Galway but spent most of his time studying and working in the UK where he qualified as an archaeologist at University College London. Saul then worked in positions across the Museum of London, the British Library and Wellcome Trust. 

With a background in Heritage Studies, Saul’s research focuses on enhancing public perceptions of the natural and built environment across time and space. Having worked across a number of museums and cultural institutions, Saul has a passion for bringing heritage in all its forms back into the community.