i was wondering the same thing- are there examples of new urbanist principles being applied in Ireland.
leon Krier lectured in Dublin this summer and i think Tony Reddy mentioned new urbanism in an article in the Irish Times a good while ago- i dont know the date though.
but i dont know if there are any people claiming to use these principles in Ireland
Jas, basically it is a planning ‘school’ which advocates the return to a more traditional style of design and construction in reaction to the ‘placeless’ suburbs which sprouted up all over the US during the post-war era. Some of its examples are Seaside in Florida and Poundbury in Dorset. There is loads of information about it at the following addresss:
The movement has a Congress and a Charter and they make a lot of claims about their methods and the outcomes.
However on one side a lot of what they advocate is merely good urban design principles and nothing radical while on the other the type of architecture they employ are in stlyes such as mock georgian, french colonial etc and is decidedly against modern architecture.
FTR Adamstown is also being cited as an example of NU – walkable community, shops + school close-by, serviced by mass transit/ rail etc. But if you want to get really radical, its “New Pedestrianism” that you should be looking at 😉 🙂