Climate Change and the Public Realm – Walk and Talk Tour - Open House Dublin 2022
Outdoor Tour

Climate Change and the Public Realm – Walk and Talk Tour

City Architects Division , Dublin City Council
Corner of Grafton Street & Chatham Street, 64 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
11am – 11.30am
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Street with benches and trees and commercial buildings in the background

Dublin City Council’s City Architect’s Public Realm Team will provide a ‘Walk and Talk’ about how its work contributes to climate action. The tour will cover the recently completed Chatham Street and Clarendon Street, as well as the area around South Anne St, which is at the preliminary design stage of a significant Public Realm upgrade. The Architects will discuss the climate friendly design moves that play an important role as they develop their Public Realm projects.

Extract from Dublin City Public Realm Strategy ‘Your City Your Space’ published in 2012
‘The provision of a high quality public realm has an environmental impact, whether through the environmental cost of the materials used or the resources used for maintenance and renewal. Future works and practices need to take these into account when decisions are made. Coordinated efforts are required to reduce such impacts. The design of the public realm affects the city’s ability to withstand or accommodate the impacts of a changing climate.’
Topics for discussion:
• Planting & Biodiversity
• Material specification and historic fabric
• Surface water management and SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems)
• Mobility
• Energy reduction
• COVID impacts

Meeting point: Corner of Grafton St & Chatham St


Accessibility Information

This is an outdoor tour that takes place in public pathways. Some areas might be challenging for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility.


Photography Credit
© City Architects

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