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Has Dublin changed for the better?

OPEN DEBATE, Thursday 16 September 2008

The economic boom of the past fifteen years has undoubtedly manifested itself in an architectural renaissance and the city has seen immense growth and development. But has Dublin really changed for the better?

As part of Open House Dublin 2008, the Irish Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, The Netherlands Architecture Fund, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Koninkrijik der Nederlanden and The Dubliner magazine, presented a public debate where speakers and audience aired their views on changes in Dublin City over the last fifteen years.

A panel of speakers with a passion for our built environment led this public debate from an economic, political and social perspective.

The panel was chaired by broadcaster and historian, John Bowman.

The panel included:
Senator Ivana Bacik
Jay Bourke, Entrepreneur
Ciaran Cuffe, TD
Ali Grehan, Dublin City Architect
Grainne Hassett, Architect
Jesse Jones, Artist
Don Murphey, VMX Architects