Reply To: Thank god for Frank McDonald
Nothing wrong with the grid patterns, in fact, since, as pointed out, the grid has been there since the early C18, it is one of the main few points of contact between the development and the history of the city.
As to Traveller accomadation, the South Dock is probably more suitable since it is supposed to have a larger residential component. I don’t think it is impossible to design urban culturally appropriate traveller accomadation, the caravan bays could be set into a taller building with toilet and kitchen facilities on the floor above and maybe warehouse and light industrial space above that. I actually proposed this before as a topic for discussion but got no takers. If I offered a couple of hundred Euros as a prize do you think there would be students and so on willing to think about it?