The Heart of Dublin; City Centre Public Realm Masterplan 2016

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In 2012, with the publication of the “Your City, Your Space; Dublin City Public Realm Strategy”, Dublin City Council formally defined for the first time what ‘public realm’ meant and why it is so important to the life of the city. Your City, Your Space applied initially to the historical, cultural and commercial core of the city, between the Royal and Grand Canals. Our new Masterplan, The Heart of Dublin, derives directly from the work of that public realm strategy, builds on the learning to date, and lays out clear guidance and defined priorities for the next 20 years. Highly collaborative and representative of a shared vision, The Heart of Dublin focuses more specifically on the city core itself, as the most important and densely-used public space. We believe, when the public realm, at the heart of the city, works coherently and considers the needs of pedestrians and cyclists particularly, it generates an ease of use that can radiate outwards.

This Masterplan is an in-depth, long-term vision for the city centre core that can visualise and express in detail an exemplar public realm.   It  identifies specific projects and brings forward a series of optimum streetscape layouts for the city core (see associated design booklet). These take account of the analysis, consultations, findings and proposals arising from that process and the major infrastructure projects underway or proposed. It also responds to the needs of high footfall, recreational, community and commercial activity delivering a pedestrian friendly city core.

Click here to download ‘The Heart of Dublin; City Centre Public Realm Masterplan

Dublin Docklands have just launched their Public Realm Masterplan for Public Consultation.  You can view a presentation on the content by Deirdre Scully: Senior Planner, and Jeremy Wales: Senior Executive Architect, Dublin Docklands SDZ or to download pdf

To make a submission or download the document  go to  the draft ‘Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock SDZ Planning Scheme 2014’ which is open to submissions  up to 1st November 2016:

https://consultation.dublincity.ie/planning/consultation-on-the-draft-pu...

‘The Heart of Dublin; City Centre Public Realm Masterplan’ and the draft ‘Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock SDZ Planning Scheme 2014’ were officially launched on 23rd September 2016 at a Symposium on Dublin City Public Realm.  Dublin City Council outlined both documents and  a number of national and international guest speakers showcased best-practice and presented  national and international case studies Dublin City Council outlined its objectives and approach to public realm in the city core and the Docklands area of Dublin City over the next two decades.

Presentations  covered a number of associated topics , like the economic value and tourism potential of quality Public Realm, and the added value of an active waterfront in the City. 

Presentations on video are available below, on YouTube or as a PDF  download:


Full list of Topic and Speakers with links below

  • Economic Value of Quality Public Ream’- Prof Cathy Parker: Manchester Metropolitan University:  download pdf
  • Reorganising Public Space Carles Casamor Maldonado: Head of Department of Urban Projects, Barcelona City Council: download pdf
  • Reorganising Public Space Rupert Maddock: Waterford City and County Architect:  download pdf
  • The Heart of Dublin; City Centre Public Realm Masterplan Edel Kelly: Senior Exec Planner, Environment and Transportation, Dublin City Council download pdf
  • Urban Design and Movement-John Dales: Director, Urban Movement download pdf
  • Urban Design and Movement-Tiago Oliveira: Senior Transportation Planner, ARUP download pdf
  • Activating the Waterfront -Ute Schneider: Director, KCAP Architect Planners Zurich download pdf
  • Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock SDZ Planning Scheme 2014- Deirdre Scully: Senior Planner, and Jeremy Wales: Senior Executive Architect, Dublin Docklands SDZ download pdf

Youtube Videos


Economic Value of Quality Public Ream’- Prof Cathy Parker: Manchester Metropolitan University

01 Cathy Parker

 

Reorganising Public Space Carles Casamor Maldonado: Head of Department of Urban Projects, Barcelona City Council

02 Carles Casamor Caldonado

 

Reorganising Public Space Rupert Maddock: Waterford City and County Architect:

03 Rupert Maddock

 

The Heart of Dublin; City Centre Public Realm Masterplan Edel Kelly: Senior Exec Planner, Environment and Transportation, Dublin City Council

04 Edel Kelly

 

Urban Design and Movement-John Dales: Director, Urban Movement

05 John Dales

 

Urban Design and Movement-Tiago Oliveira: Senior Transportation Planner, ARUP

06 Tiago Oliveira

 

Activating the Waterfront -Ute Schneider: Director, KCAP Architect Planners Zurich

07 Ute Schneider

 

Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock SDZ Planning Scheme 2014- Deirdre Scully: Senior Planner, and Jeremy Wales: Senior Executive Architect, Dublin Docklands SDZ

08 Deirdre Scully & Jeremy Wales

 

 

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