29 June, 2010

Vision for Dún Laoghaire

What kind of town do you want Dún Laoghaire to be like in ten years time?

Dún Laoghaire has a magic location beside the sea, great heritage attractions, some beautiful buildings and parks. However there's significant vacancies in the shop units around the town, and the lure of Dundrum Town Centre has lowered footfall in the County Town.

I'm holding a Vision for Dún Laoghaire Meeting on 6th July in the Kingston Hotel at 8 pm to encourage debate about DúnLaoghaire's future.

We'll have speakers from the Business Association, An Taisce UCD and residents of the town. I hope you can make it along and give your thoughts on the town's future.

So far the line-up looks like this:

-Gene Feighery representing Dún Laoghaire An Taisce,

-Tom Dunphy representing the Dún Laoghaire Business Association,

-Alan Mee course director of the Urban Design Masters Programme at University College Dublin,

-Adam Hall, a Dún Laoghaire based architect.

The intention is to have brief presentations or addresses from the speakers followed by a discussion that will be open to the floor. We'll keep the presentation ideally to 5 minutes, or maximum 10 minutes. I really want to hear YOUR views!

I am hoping that the meeting will produce a clear consensus on the measures that are needed to rejuvenate the town and that will inform action that can be taken locally and nationally.

There is more information on the website

Looking forward to seeing you on the 6th in the Kingston.

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