Reply To: Decentralisation – the end…?
Very interesting – is that the Eerie Canal? Amazing that such a distant development had an impact on Dublin.
The economic effect I think is interesting because of its impact on built form. It appears to me that the late 19th century building stock is very thin on the ground compared to other UK cities of the time, especially with an absence of purpose built flats form the late 19th – early 20th century as exists in London. Is this correct?
On the decentralisation I think the ludicrous side comes in when the government is trying to physically decentralise a system which remains resolutely centralised in political terms. Decentralisationn could be beneficial if more power was devolved to local authorities and provinces – then relocating bureaucrats could be justified and surely the regions would benifit more from this.