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April 23, 2008

Conference on Dublin told of chance to redesign

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logo_dublincityThe first chance to redesign Dublin city since the 18th century would preserve the Georgian squares and streetscapes while allowing “a small number of high-rise buildings in a small number of areas of the city”, a conference on the future of the capital heard yesterday. The conference, called by Dublin city manager John Tierney and attended by about 500 planners, architects, property developers and politicians, addressed the question of how Dublin is to cope with a population rise of 280,000 over the next eight years. In a keynote address, Mr Tierney said the city would need to find room for another 220,000 homes, which he described as the “challenge of place-making”.

The Irish Times

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