Creating healthy, living communities – an Irish perspective

03.12.2019

Author: Donal Blake

Donal is the leader of our healthcare team. With over 20 years of specialist international healthcare experience, Donal has delivered many of the practice's largest acute hospital redevelopments.

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Creating healthy, living communities – an Irish perspective

Scott Tallon Walker's Donal Blake and Philip Jackson  attended Healthy City Design 2019 in October this year. They discussed the  developments in Ireland on actively creating healthy, living communities through the application of the RIAI Town and Village Toolkit.

STW's collaboration with the RIAI in developing the toolkit is part of our commitment to the advancement to design research and thinking in Ireland. The people-centred approach to the toolkit sets out a number of principles which include:

  • Planning for towns to be compact
  • Have a high-quality network of routes
  • Spaces and places that are interesting attractive and enjoyable
  • The clustering of uses and facilities
  • Response to the public realm and urban form
  • The enhancement of the natural environment and built form

Watch Donal and Philip speak on these and more HERE.

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