Dublin, from economic crisis to urban regeneration

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Nicola Russi
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2013/67 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 115-122 File size 1230 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2013-067020
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Today the city of Dublin is faced with rethinking the urban policies which changed it radically during the years of the economic boom. The international financial crisis which has affected the city since 2006 not only burst the property bubble that suffocated the construction industry, but it also highlighted the fragility of a planning vision focused on land development rather than on the redevelopment of the existing city. Today new urban regeneration projects in central neighbourhoods of the city seemed to be reconnecting that fine thread of specifically Irish urban planning culture that had been lost in the big growth years. This is a culture which in planning developed in the 1980s in the Templebar area had successfully intervened with sensitivity in the historical fabric of the city without sacrificing strong expressive and architectural inputs.

Keywords: Dublin; urban regeneration; economic crisis

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Nicola Russi, Dublino, dalla crisi economica alla rigenerazione urbana in "TERRITORIO" 67/2013, pp 115-122, DOI: 10.3280/TR2013-067020