Shaping The City

Dublin is shaped both by its natural and man-made features. The River Liffey, together with the area between the canals, containing both the old city and the world famous Georgian Squares, all help to convey the city’s strong character and identity. The basic building blocks of this unique urban character are buildings, streets, urban spaces and neighbourhoods.

The core strategy of the existing development plan seeks to create a compact, quality, green, well-connected city with a mix of uses that generates real long-term economic recovery with sustainable neighbourhoods and socially inclusive communities.

City and Regional Economy

The economy is recovering; development has re-commenced in Dublin and there is a growing understanding of the role of Dublin as the national economic engine. However, there are supply problems and associated price rises in the office and housing sectors that, in turn, present challenges to our international competitiveness.

The current Development Plan identifies an enhanced economic role for local government and sets out policies and objectives in areas such as: Enterprise, Innovation, Clusters and Corridors, Offices/Commercial/ Employment Space, Economic Area Regeneration, Vacant Lands and Buildings, Tourism, Visitors, International Education, and Conventions.

This information has been extracted from Dublin’s City Development Plan 2016-2022 at http://dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie/index.html