Monthly Archives: May 2014

Docklands SDZ approved: what’s happening on the ground?

An Bord Pleanala has just approved the planning scheme for the Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). We posted a while back about the SDZ, the purpose of which is to introduce ‘fast track planning’ in the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock because the Dept. of the Environment, Dublin City Council and NAMA all believe […]

Crisis-scape Dublin: urban politics after the crash

Urban development, housing and the built environment have been central to Ireland’s boom and bust. It’s hardly surprising, then, that some of these issues remain among the most contentious in Dublin today. Here we just want to note some reflections on the outworking of the crisis in relation to these issues from the point of […]