Climate Change and the Public Realm

Corner of Chatham St & Grafton St (side of Dunnes Stores shop unit)
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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

Tour Info

Tour at 1pm Pre-book only.   


  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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