The Department of Housing’s changes to rules on building heights are yet another attack on local democracy. Maybe they should stop all the meddling and just build some homes, writes a DIT lecturer.
Author Archives: Odran Reid
Odran Reid lectures in economics, local development and planning at DIT Environment and Planning and is a member of the Dublin City Council's Planning and Property Development Strategic Policy Committee representing community interests.
Odran: Dublin’s Going to Keep Growing, Let’s Deal with It
The solution to Dublin’s infrastructure woes isn’t to try to move people elsewhere, it’s to invest in the city, writes DIT local-development and planning lecturer Odran Reid.
Odran: Changes on Ballymun’s Fringes Highlight Stagnation in Centre
Dublin City Council looks set to sell lands near IKEA to a big-box retailer, which could bring more jobs to Ballymun. While welcome, the move again highlights the stagnation of the suburb’s centre.
Odran: On Tackling Dublin’s Water-Supply Problems
Water is key to development, to industry, to house building, and to food production. So here are some suggestions for how to solve our supply problems, writes DIT lecturer Odran Reid.
Odran: The Latest Plan for Ballymun Is One the Council Will Regret
The area needs a greater mix of incomes, and building a Lidl and a six-storey student accommodation won’t help with that, writes DIT lecturer Odran Reid.
David and Odran: Dublin Needs Its Development Agencies Back
The decision to wind down agencies such as the Temple Bar Cultural Trust and Ballymun Regeneration Limited was questionable, argue David O’Connor and Odran Reid.