Category Archives: Public Realm

Report Card – Rain Box Planters

What was the outcome of the Rain Box Planters trial?

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Report Card – Street Parklet (iteration 2)

What was the outcome of the Street Parklet Beta Project, iteration 2?

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Traffic Light Box Artworks website

Update 22/12/14: Slight update to the site can be seen here. Original 15/12/14: A few members of Code for Ireland offered recently to look at creating an initial prototype of a Traffic Light Box Artworks website. You can see their very first version … Continue reading

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LEAP points

This Beta Project looks at whether we could further highlight the existing transport connections in Dublin by creating ‘local mobility nodes’, and whether such a concept would help us with future transport infrastructure decisions. We’re calling these ‘Leap Points’. If commenting on social media please … Continue reading

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Report Card – Street Parklet

What was the outcome of the Street Parklet Beta Project? (Parklet design and installation by David Andrews. The above photo by Streets Of Dublin.) Please use the hashtag #StreetParkletBeta on social media to help everyone follow the conversation.

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Love Actually?

This Beta Project will look at the issue of love locks on the Ha’Penny Bridge (and neighbouring bridges and Boardwalk). If commenting on social media please add #LoveLocksBeta to help us follow what people think of the idea, and all feedback and suggestions!

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Bike Hangar

This Beta Project will look at whether we can better support people in storing their bicycles outside their homes. If commenting on social media please add #BikeHangarBeta to help us follow what people think of the idea, and all feedback and suggestions!

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Project Champions

A. (Awareness of the issue/opportunity for Dublin.) We’d like to explore the idea of ‘Project Champions’ – certain people leading, administering, and facilitating others to carry out certain roles in their community.

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Onstreet Dumping & Waste

There is a problem with onstreet dumping in Dublin. This Dublin City Beta Project aims to explore this issue and begin to develop and prototype solutions. It is likely that it’s what’s often called “a wicked problem” – ie it’s … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes – Traffic Light Box Artworks and Moss Wall Selection

We arranged for a chat yesterday to discuss the next steps for the traffic light box artwork Beta Project, and also to select one of the entries for the moss wall Beta. Here’s what happened…         

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Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 2

Update 20/08/13 We’ve received three emails in the past two weeks from people enquiring about how best to contact those who created pieces as part of the below Beta Project. Any further iterations of this Beta Project should look at … Continue reading

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Alive Alive-O

Update 01/03/13: Here’s the minutes of the below meeting (it also involved the traffic light boxes), and the selection process. We have some more work to do with regard to exploring how best to succeed with moss-growing, and there’s several … Continue reading

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Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 1

Update 28/02/13: There is to be a second iteration of this DCC Beta. Update 25/10/12: The wall has now been painted – see the below photos. Contact DCC Beta Projects as usual with queries or comments on the general Beta itself (for … Continue reading

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Parklets

We’re going to be running a Parklet Beta. Are you aware of the idea of Parklets? Here’s also some further information on San Francisco’s Pavement To Parks initiative (thanks to David Andrews for sending on). (Image credit to San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks programme.)

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Traffic Light Box Artworks – 1 / 11 / 111

1 Identity / 11 Boxes / 111 Euro As the very first Beta Project, we are making 11 traffic light boxes (in the ‘Beta Area’) available for street artworks, and we’re looking for people to submit designs for them! UPDATE 26/04/12: Please … Continue reading

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