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URBACT in Ireland

Roughly one third of Irish people live in the five big cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford, with another third estimated to be living in our towns. Ireland, as such, is transitioning from being once a very rural country to an urban-centred society.

National URBACT Point
Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly
Dr Travis
O’Doherty
The Ministry in charge of URBACT
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
Mr. Colm
DOWNEY
URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: “Inspiring solutions for better cities”
Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.
URBACT Good Practice Call 5 Dec 2016 - 31 March 2017
Big response to first URBACT Good Practice Call
We are happy to announce that 270 applications were submitted for the URBACT Good Practice City label. THANK YOU to the cities who applied , we are very excited to hear that 8 of those were from Ireland! so fingers crossed that they each get the Good Practice Award!
Spotlight on Techtown Project
TechTown is an URBACT III Action Planning Network of 11 cities which aims to explore how small and medium sized cities can maximise the job creation potential of the digital economy.
How 3 Irish cities stand out in Europe tackling urban challenges
Press release : 3 cities from Ireland are proudly part of the selected URBACT Good Practice cities
Can nature make your city climate-resilient?
With Ireland having just experienced its worst weather event in over fifty years – in the shape of Storm Ophelia – it is unsurprising that climate change is once again a headline topic. While Ireland was being battered by wind and rain, Spain, Portugal and California were struggling to tame raging wildfires. Two weeks ago the port town of Killybegs was flooded following heavy rains and an unusually high tide.

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REFERENCE FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Pedro Bizarro, Urban Planner and Project Officer for the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) visited Dublin to present to Irish Local...

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Can nature make your city climate-resilient?

With Ireland having just experienced its worst weather event in over fifty years – in the shape of Storm Ophelia – it is unsurprising that climate...
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