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The plan for decentralisation AGAIN

I discuss with Pat Kenny the problems around the Irish view of 'decentralisation' on the show dated 24th of September 2019. You can listen back here ..... I am first on at 9.05.

Regional Overall Share of Employment since 2012

Regional Overall Share of Employment since 2012 Dublin's share of the job pie increasing from 29-31%. 55% of job growth created in Ireland from 2012-2019Q2 was in Dublin city region (Dublin & Mid-East). From 2015Q2-2019Q2 this has increased to 60%.

Can outsourcing improve corporate innovation?

This article was written by Dr Jane Bourke and features work from a new paper by myself, Justin Doran, Ger Ryan, and Jane in the International Journal of Innovation Management and the article by Jane appeared in the and can be read on the Irish Times here.

Growth Plans for Cork are 'Delusional' if we focus on building roads

This article was published after my presentation at the Southern Construct conference in the evening echo it can be retrieved here and was written by Robert McNamara. A UCC expert has warned that plans for regional development in cities like Cork over the next two decades may be “delusional”. Addressing the (CIF) Southern Construct conference, Dr Frank Crowley of the School of Economics, UCC, said Cork City Council needs more autonomy and better interventions to tackle urban sprawl and the loss of talent from the region if development targets are to be met. Project Ireland 2040 outlines that Cork could grow its population to 360,000, but Mr Crowley believes this may not be realistic. “The pr

Growth plans for Cork are ‘delusional’ if we focus on building roads

This article was written by Robert McNamara in the Evening Echo and first appeared here on the 5th of September. it contains a summary of key comments I made at a presentation at the Southern CIF Construction Summit. A UCC expert has warned that plans for regional development in cities like Cork over the next two decades may be “delusional”. Addressing the (CIF) Southern Construct conference, Dr Frank Crowley of the School of Economics, UCC, said Cork City Council needs more autonomy and better interventions to tackle urban sprawl and the loss of talent from the region if development targets are to be met. Project Ireland 2040 outlines that Cork could grow its population to 360,000, but Mr C

It’s Now or Never For Long-Term Strategic Development in Carrigaline

This is a link to an article in the Carrigdhoun written by Ciaran Dineen on plans for new town centre. My comments are below: Dr. Frank Crowley, contended that the carpark itself was “destroying the heart of the town” upon hearing that additional spaces are set to be installed in the near-future. Responding to this Cllr McGrath concurred that Carrigaline badly needed a heart to the town and agreed that it needed to “progress as soon as possible”. Speaking about the Carrigaline TPREP, Dr. Crowley went on to argue some of the topics that need to be raised. “It is necessary for the multi-disciplinary consultancy team to engage early with the community and explain why changes need to happen. For

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'A good city is like a good party. People don't want to leave early.'

'First Life, then spaces, then buildings, the other way around never works' 

 

Jan Gehl