Wednesday 28 September 2016

Dublin 2050 - we're going underground

Published 19/06/2016 | 02:30

The Ha’penny Bridge will still be there in the year 2050. But unluckily, so will the rain Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Ha’penny Bridge will still be there in the year 2050. But unluckily, so will the rain Picture: Steve Humphreys

Dublin Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Amarach Research to create a blueprint for what the capital will look like in 2050.

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Connecting the city via an underground London Tube-like railway system into a pedestrianised centre, and protecting it from flooding by a new man-made island to the south east are some of the ideas that have emanated from the consultation thus far.

"At this point, everything is on the table. We want people to think big and have a shared ambition for Dublin, and will be asking people across Ireland to identify their vision for the region, the chamber's director of public affairs Aebhric McGibney told the Sunday Independent.

"Without proper vision and ambition, the potential of the Dublin region will never be realised and Ireland as a whole will be worse off. The hope is that our vision for city living in 2050 will act as a blueprint for all of Ireland's key city regions," McGibney added.

The chamber has been outspoken about attempts to lower the height limits for buildings in the city, saying that if anything, limits need to go up to accommodate more people.

Dublin Chamber will finalise its new 2050 vision later this year.

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