Compact Growth: Creating a sustainable future for Ireland
Posted on 28th December 2020 at 11:06
With an extra 1 million people set to live in Ireland by 2040 check out one of the solutions to urbanistation below:
What is compact growth?
Compact Growth is a new preference of developing the cities in Ireland. Centralizing future population into urban areas has its advantages. Living in urban spaces turns out to be much more beneficial to people. Cities and bigger towns provide a large selection of jobs, educational centers and services. Living around urban areas gives residents many life opportunities and saves time on commuting which also favorably affects the environment.
The target is to support population growth in four cities of: Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford and better management in the capital so that the residents can be accommodated close to the city. It is essential to restore unnecessary, unused and abandoned land and buildings to active use.
With reference to that, we should stop expanding low-density suburban development around our cities and towns and rather increase building heights to tackle our problems with urban sprawl. This can reduce the cost of infrastructure and carbon emission, save residents a lot of time on commuting, as well as protect the prime green land which, once developed, is irreplaceable.
The increased height of a building is a key factor in helping to create a modern space and improve the overall quality of our urban environments. Not only will the taller buildings bring much-needed additional housing and economic development in well-located urban areas, but also they can help to strengthen and contribute to a sense of place in the city center, identifying major activity centers, public spaces and transport nodes. Therefore it can bring us more accommodation for the rising population and improve the city.
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