Paul Kearns

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With almost 80 per cent of Europeans expected to be living in urban areas within the next 30 years, the importance of city green space must not be underestimated, Dr Collier said.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Poor quality green spaces and parklands should be improved rather than built on, Dr Marcus Collier from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity Coll(...)

The Usher’s Island-Bridgefoot Street area was deemed the least attractive area in Dublin city in an analysis that forms part of the Mapping Beauty project. Image: Google Streetview

Usher’s Island is the ugliest place in Dublin city according to research that will be presented at a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIA(...)

 Mount Merrion Avenue in Dublin: a seminar, supported by Dublin City Council, the school of geography at UCD and others, heard there was a “gross inequality of beauty” in the capital’s streetscapes.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Living on a street “full of trees” can increase the value of your home by 20 per cent, improve your emotional wellbeing and make your children more i(...)

Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge: In the area there are eight to 10 residents for every tree. In Dublin 8 there are 30 per street tree and in Dublin 1 there are 130 per tree, rising to almost 200 in Ballybough. Photograph: Fran Veale

Residents of Ballsbridge are up to 20 times more likely to have a tree on their street than those living in the north inner city, a study on the quali(...)

Planner and author Paul Kearns:  Allowing smaller homes to be built in the capital could place migrants at risk of “ghettoisation”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Allowing smaller apartments to be built in Dublin could put foreign migrants at risk of “ghettoisation” and marginalisation in the city, according to (...)

The Georgian buildings on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It use to be the address for Dublin’s middle-class professionals – medical consultants in t(...)

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan: “The city council must recognise that, however well-intentioned its regulatory other interventions have been, they have undoubtedly contributed to the current unsatisfactory state of affairs.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The “regulatory burden” on owners or prospective developers of Georgian houses needs to be relaxed to bring t(...)

The Dublin Squares conference focused on Dublin’s five Georgian Squares. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Wealthy families should repopulate the Georgian mansions of the south inner city, a Dublin Civic Trust conference has heard. Falling house prices mea(...)

Storage business Kefron has been managing sensitive documents and data for more than 20 years. However, rapidly changing consumer needs led man(...)