A new quarterly series of public webinars in Ireland is to cover “The Art of the Possible” of streets changes, starting this Thursday with a focused on the Coastal Mobility Route which runs between Blackrock and Sandycove.
The organisers of the webinar said it will be of interest to those working in, or advocating for, healthy cities, liveable cities, quality urban design, placemaking, active travel infrastructure, sustainable development, community building and town centre revitalisation.
The first of the webinar will include Bob Hannan, lead architect of the Coastal Mobility Route and members of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council team behind route, Robert Burns, director of services for infrastructure and climate change and Conor Geraghty, technical design lead. The webinar series is to be hosted by Síle Ginnane of Better Ennis.
Find further details at eventbrite.ie.
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