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Dublin's Future: New Visions for Ireland's Capital City

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Fascinating cross-disciplinary collection of essays on how to make Dublin a truly great city.


What's good for Dublin is very good for Ireland. Dublin's Future: New Visions for Ireland's Capital City is a collection of essays which for the first time recognises that the future of the island's largest and most important urban conurbation is about more than the engineering of roads and the colouring of development plans, and that the success of Dublin will ensure the success of the nation.

Music, literature, housing, ethnic minorities, theatre, energy, and much more all have their role to play in making and sustaining Dublin as firstly Ireland's premier city and economic engine, and secondly as a place where people will want to live, visit, do business, be educated, create, spend, be cared for, be employed in, and in which to age.

Contributors are recognised authorities in their fields. They cross sectors of age, private and public, profit and non-profit, and each and every one has something interesting to say about the future of Dublin. Lorcan Sirr - on Cities; Peter Sirr - on Literature; Patrick Daly - on Energy; James Pike - on Housing; Dermot Lacey - on Politics; Paul Donnelly - on Theatre; Sean MacErlaine - on Music; Sinead Shannon - on Ageing; Helen Carey - on Visual Arts; Ciaran Fallon - on Movement; Gillian O'Brien - on Memory; Conor Skehan - on Economy; Deirdre Black - on Landscape; Katrina Goldstone - on Ethnic Legacy; Noel J. Brady - on Bridges and Crossings; Ferdinand von Prondzynski - on Education; Gregory Bracken - on the View from Without

About the Editor

Lorcan Sirr is a lecturer in the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has an MA in Literature from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and an MA and PhD from the School of Architecture and School of Planning and Landscape respectively, both at the University of Manchester in the UK. He has written for The Irish Times and Sunday Tribune, various journals and magazines, and provided commentary onhousing, planning and related issues for RTÉ, the BBC, and CBC in Canada.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Author Various
Editor Lorcan Sirr
Print Format Paperback
ISBN-10 978-1-908308-12-2
ISBN-13 n/a
Illustrations No
Date of Publication November 2011
Number of Pages 300