December 31, 2018

A New Year is like a blank sheet of paper and the pen is in your hands - It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year

December 20, 2018

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals represent the aspiration of the people of the United Nations for a more sustainable future. 

The Institute of Architecture and Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, t...

December 13, 2018

I think we will experience even more focus on the design of our urban environment in 2019. This will include Climate Adaptation and Universal Design and because of the lack of housing, continued focus on densification of our urban environment - designers will be a sign...

December 1, 2018

 Kildare Town Market Square - how it could look as a rejuvenated urban space.

 Kildare Town Market Square as it is now.

At the outskirts of Kildare Town lies Kildare Village. Kildare Village is not really a village, it is a commercial entity of designer outlet shops...

November 25, 2018

The way that we design our rural and urban areas has and will have great significance as to how well we respond to our changing climate.

  1.   Reduce Car Reliance. Our reliance on the car to get us everywhere needs to be          significantly reduced. This can be done...

November 24, 2018

My 10 year old boldly stated the other day, that he would give up all of his computer games, if he could just cycle to school!

While he might not be so blasé about it if I one day handed him a bike, send him off and asked him to hand over his Nintendo, children long to...

October 1, 2018

There is one reason why I occasionally drive to Newbridge 10km from my home - The Whitewater Shopping Centre.

Newbridge hit the jackpot when building the largest regional shopping centre in Ireland in 2009 making it the ‘Capital of Kildare’.

Nothing boosts the finances o...

August 26, 2018

A few weeks ago I returned to Inishmore the largest island of the three isles making up the Aran Islands, situated a one hour (choppy !!) boat journey on the Atlantic Ocean from Rossaveel on the Galway coast line.

Aran Islands is one of the most beautiful and speci...

August 10, 2018

Masterplans are most often created through ideas of how the road network and building mass is set out.

If roads and buildings overly define urban spaces they end up with no human scale, they become uncomfortable and unsafe to move in, difficult to navigate and comprehen...

As the dangers cyclists face in the cities is being increasingly highlighted it is important that the solution is not just building exclusive cycling infrastructure but a general holistic green infrastructure creating a network at the top of the urban movement hierarch...

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