New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – The Power of Plans – Dublin

Kevin Whitmore BECG

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Kevin Whitmore


This episode is part of an international triumvirate, which has been put together with the help of old friend of the podcast, Ian Wray who is a Professor at the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place at University of Liverpool.

Joining Ian is a new friend of the podcast, Lucy Natarajan, who is one of the editors of the Built Environment journal, a co-founder of Place Alliance, an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes and an Associate Professor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning.

In this episode, in a conversation recorded remotely at the end of November 2022, Sam and Lucy chat to Jim Steer about Dublin, to which, by common consensus, town planning in the 1960s and 1970s was not kind, with large-scale road building to serve car-dependent suburbs and little investment in public transport. In the early 1990s though an EU-funded Dublin Transportation Initiative put the city on a new path…

If you’d like to take part in the podcast or want help managing or launching your own podcast then please get in touch on 0161 359 4100 or email Kevin Whitmore.


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