Una Mullally: 10 ideas to make Dublin a 15-minute city

Our capital city can be revitalised cheaply and made more fun to live in. Here’s how

Herbert Park:  We must allow public barbecuing and scrap the bylaws that make public drinking illegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Herbert Park: We must allow public barbecuing and scrap the bylaws that make public drinking illegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What does a 15-minute city really look like? How can we learn from some of the positive aspects of the impact of the pandemic on urban and suburban life? How do we make Dublin liveable again?

I’ve spent the past month in Paris, where the 15-minute city concept – inspired by Jane Jacobs via Carlos Moreno and popularised by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo – has been developed and subsequently seized upon by other towns and cities as offering a way forward, or more often as a way to just sound progressive or innovative.

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