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    • #709478
      ctesiphon
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      Help?

      I’m trying to locate a document called Legible Dublin (or the Legible Dublin Study) which was prepared for DCC in (I think) 2006.

      A long and somewhat fruitless trawl on the internet has turned up three references to it- two press releases from DCC – well one press release, in Irish and in English – and some Italian blog site (http://lieve.blog.kataweb.it/weblog/2006/11/index.html) which links to the company that produced it, a UK outfit called City ID based in Bristol. (http://www.cityid.co.uk/)

      Has anyone ever heard of this before? Has anyone seen it? Was it put on display? Was it ever officially published, or was it commissioned then quietly ‘forgotten’? The City ID website has some very small images of the project in the pdf overview of the company’s work, but nothing more.

      Any leads greatly appreciated, asap if possible but any time would still be useful.

      Thanks.

      (There’s an interesting thread that might emerge from this about studies commissioned and then [ahem] sidelined, but that’s a debate for another day. The Dolphin’s Barn Framework Development Plan springs immediately to mind, for example.)

    • #789981
      Anonymous
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      ctesiphon wrote:
      Help?

      I’m trying to locate a document called Legible Dublin (or the Legible Dublin Study) which was prepared for DCC in (I think) 2006.

      Any leads greatly appreciated, asap if possible but any time would still be useful.

      Sounds interesting (and, no doubt, likely to be supressed!) –

      It is promised in Par. 3.3.1 of the 2005 Development Plan and I did a quick google and came up with a Feb 2007 ABP report which refers to it – and seems to suggest it has not yet been adopted?

      See PL29S.220855. No other useful hits I’m afraid.

      Would really love to see it in due course.

    • #789982
      Anonymous
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      Cheers, pr. At least that’s a reference that I hadn’t seen before, which tells me not to give up hope yet! 🙂 Odd that my own Google trawl didn’t turn that one up, though. (It was also referenced in a couple of DCC Planners’ Reports in the last while, but they didn’t show up on the search. In fact, that’s where I first got wind of it.)

      If I have any luck, I’ll let y’all know.

      (DCC lurkers- if you know of this, you can send me a private message. Your secrets are safe with me. I know you’re out there!)

    • #789983
      Anonymous
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      I think the council are planning to use some of the new signs they get from JC DeCaux to use as part of the project.

      (It is not just about signage, but that is part of the project, i believe.)

    • #789984
      Anonymous
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      Indeed, forrestreid. Thanks for that.

      Though if I may turn your first sentence on its head: I think the Council is trying to justify the JC Decaux proposal with reference to this document. 😉

      Not for the first time a document is referenced by a planning authority without the general public having access to that document (the Dolphin’s Barn plan mentioned above would be another example, as you’d see from the submissions/objections from locals on the John Player and Bailey Gibson site proposals). I would be of the opinion that if a document is to be so referenced, it should be incumbent on the Council (or whoever refers to it) to make it publicly available for inspection in the interests of fairness.

      PS I think I have a lead on the document too. Ask and you shall receive! (Thanks anonymous benefactor.)

    • #789985
      Anonymous
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      Intriguing thread title and cloak and dagger stuff too!

      What did become of the fourth secret of Fatima (Mansions) ?

      Was it too devastating to publish, or too dull, or did it just not say enough about bicycles?

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      Anonymous
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    • #789987
      Anonymous
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      http://www.legiblelondon.info/wp01/index.php

      London (Transport for London) is experimenting with city wide signage system. Challenging in that there are 32 indepentent boroughs and the City of London itself. The trial in the Oxford street area is very convincing.

    • #789988
      Anonymous
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      That might be related to the original DCC study, lostexpectation, but I’m not sure. The DCC one was done in June 2004 (in draft- but I don’t think it was ever formally adopted or published), so that could be an article on the study. Sadly, the viewable page is too small on that link. Or, it could just be that the title Legible Dublin is a bit generic, so there might be no relationship. Thanks for the link.

      gunter- you’re referring to the Dolphin’s Barn Framework Development Plan rather than the Legible Dublin report? I’m not sure why it was never formally adopted, but I do have a copy somewhere- some good ideas too.

      Wasn’t this one of the sites that fell foul of the McNamara PPP shenanigans? Though it should be noted that the DB plan had been sidelined before that whole messy business.

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