Dublin without boundaries? Working with others to build the future city

dublin project

The Studio in Dublin City Council has partnered with the Institute without Boundaries – IwB (Toronto), Dublin Institute of Technology (Mountjoy Square), and Design 21C to work on ‘The Dublin Project’, with the theme of ‘Innovation in Public Services for the 21st Century City’.

this street dublin project

The year long programme is challenging 12 postgraduate students to work on the future of city systems and services, dealing with areas such as street furniture, the design of the public realm, how cities communicate etc. The Canadian students visited Dublin for five weeks and took part, along with city council staff, in a ‘charrette’ (intense interdisciplinary design challenge) to develop ideas and solutions to city challenges along the South Great George’s St. – Aungier St. – Camden St. – South Richmond St. radial.

The IwB will complete their work in June 2013 with a publication and travelling exhibition entitled Our Dublin’ which has three main themes for the future city:

Sense Dublin how crowdsourced data can inform better policy making and service delivery.
See Dublin using a city dashboard to visually display and react to real time city data.
Make Dublin an online collaboration platform and mobile bus to engage with citizens on city projects.

Jeremy Wales

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