This open invite event might be of interest to Ireland After NAMA readers in the Dublin area.

CITY LIMITS – Inventive Uses for Urban Spaces

18.00 -20.00pm Thursday February 13th 2014

Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8.

Over 600 prime sites and a wealth of historic buildings within our nation’s capital are currently vacant or disused.

These neglected places undermine Dublin’s competitiveness and quality of life; becoming hotbeds of anti-social behaviour, detracting from the city’s aesthetic, and artificially inflating the cost of housing. With public and political pressure to use mounting, a government taskforce has been charged with examining the introduction of a levy on vacant lands, intended to prompt action from site owners. As these spaces come in to circulation once more, the challenge becomes how to match the best ideas in urban development with the most suitable spaces.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn will open an evening of discussion on potential solutions for vacant city spaces “City Limits – Inventive Uses for Urban Spaces” at Wood Quay Venue at 18.00 on Thursday February 13th.

Initiatives to be discussed on the night will  include the proposed vacant sites levy, DCC Arts Office creative spaces programme,  Allotment Homes, Dublin House, Granby Park, the Rediscovery Centre, Chamber Weaver Park and Makers & Brothers pop up shops. If you have a project you’d like to discuss or are just interested in this area, please come along.

This free, open-invitation event will be followed by networking and drinks. Hope to see you there.