Reply To: recentralisation not decentralisation
As I say Fin,
Being a consultant to An Taisce does not mean that you don’t look at the bottom line.
As for the West it needs growth, anyone who ignores that is a Gobshite
I lost the web link but a group based in Galway city have developed a blueprint for a new city.
It looked good on an initial examination and it could work, I feel.
Realistically apartment living could be given a decent shot, as with land prices lower, plot ratios of 3:1 could be used with site coverage of 0.5:1 giving decent recreational space.
The development of sub standard apartments in Dublin in the early 1990’s was and continues to be a major stumbling block to perception.
Who could be expected to raise a family in some of those boxes. Any architect who signed their name to some of this stuff should be stripped of their letters.