Sustainable planning that meets the socioeconomic objectives of cities like Dublin is backed by a wealth of research, evidence and real-world examples.
This is an introduction to spatial planning in Ireland and Dublin and a repository of the policy documents and research papers on planning. We have included some brief explainers of these.
Increasing population densities in our cities is a hot topic, but how can we create density that is sustainable for existing and new communities?
Dublin's density is a complicated story. Which parts of the city are dense or sparse and what are the density targets for our city?
Section 28 Guidelines for Planning Authorities were originally introduced to streamline the planning process. Today they go far beyond this aim. What are the consequences?
The SHD system was introduced to 'fast track' planning applications. Does it really speed up development? What could be better alternatives for a more rapid and democratic planning process?
Here you will find a repository of agencies, legislation and guidelines that successive Irish Governments have introduced around planning and development.
An immense amount of research on planning, appropriate development and housing has been produced by experts in the field. Find here links to resources and articles.