Re: Re: Grafton Street, Dublin

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Interesting observations. My reaction to this SPC or whatever it’s called would be to say so what? A vision that is based on generic and woolly platitudes such as this will go as far as any other in the past, ie nowhere. Train planners to draw. Get people who live and work in the city centre to contribute to the debate with planners, investors and decision makers. Then a vision could emerge that will get people talking about their city with useful and exciting ideas encouraging us all to get out more.

I also think architects of all creeds – especially many of those on this forum – should worry less about adhering to pre-conceived notions of ‘good’ shop front design and signage and care more about how a collection of buildings and activities on a street can collectively help to foster spontaneity, diversity and of course vibrancy.

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