This was first published in the Evening Echo here 

LAST month, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government claimed that their plan ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ is working and is ahead of schedule. But, with each passing day, we know the housing crisis is getting wo...

We know that where you live can strongly determine your level of well-being. In 1971, Carrigaline had a population of 971 people. In the last census of 2016, it recorded a population of 15,770. In 1978, Cork county council and corporation published the Cork land use an...

'private investment shapes cities, but social ideas (and laws) shape private investment'

Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Cities, Ch16.

Source: Clip via youtube and and NL cycling

Jan Gehl is author of 'Cities for people'. A fantastic book for anyone involved in Urban planning and a must read and prescription. His not-for-profit institute website can be accessed here. And their tools for measuring public life are excellent starter kits for desig...

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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