‘Public Space Mapping’ has formed an urban research group to undertake an analysis of public space in Dun Laoghaire town centre this summer. Researchers are Deirdre Greaney, Nuala Flood, Tara Kennedy, Conor O’Brien and Kevin Walsh.
Building on urban design theory and traditional mapping methods, the ‘Public Space Mapping’ group hope to develop new ways to map and evaluate public space. The group will draw, observe, map, photograph, record and analyse the space with a view to addressing this suburban centre’s civic life outside office hours. The outcome of this process is to compile a resource that imagines possibility and potential in this area, while stopping short of design proposals. The findings of the research will go towards a wider process of policy-led cultural development for this area as described in a document entitled ‘Creative Policies for the Creative City’, part of a GradCam EC-EAC Project.