Ireland and ‘New Urbanism’

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    • #707382
      Anonymous
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      Does anyone know if there are any examples of areas in Ireland that have been designed according to the principles of ‘New Urbanism’?

      Thanks

      Phil

    • #746988
      stew
      Participant

      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

    • #746989
      Jas
      Participant

      Okay, for the benefit of the un-initiated, do you want to explain the basic tenets of New Urbanism?

    • #746990
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      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:

      http://www.newurbanism.org/

    • #746991
      stew
      Participant

      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.

    • #746992
      pmna
      Participant

      If you look at the Congress for European Urbanism site http://www.ceunet.org/ and http://www.intbau.org/euro-urb.htm you get a plavour for where this philosophy is going in Europe, early days yet, i think. look at http://www.dpz.com/ particularly the smartcode and transect pages.

    • #746993
      hutton
      Participant

      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 😉 🙂

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