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A little history of the future of Dublin / Frank McDonald.

By: McDonald, Frank, 1950 January 24-.
Publisher: Dublin : Martello, 2021Description: ix, 1 unnumbered page, 237 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 color portrait ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781999896850 (pbk.).Subject(s): City planning -- Ireland -- Dublin | Dublin (Ireland) -- Forecasting | Dublin (Ireland) -- HistoryDDC classification: 307.1216 Summary: A Little History of Dublin is the work of Ireland's most respected commentator on the urban landscape. Here, Frank McDonald explores visions of the city, from the work of the Duke of Ormonde to Abercrombie's Dublin of the Celtic Tiger to the decisions taken in the aftermath of the property crash. The book finishes with a plan for how the city could once again become one of the great small capitals of Europe. Every generation has come up with its own vision of the future. In that tradition, alongside the main essay, some of the most prominent opinion-forming Dubliners (including Fintan O'Toole, Una Mullally, Alice Leahy and Joe Duffy) reflect on where we are going - and how we are going to get there. What is the future of Dublin? And how has the answer to the question changed in the last four hundred years? This bracing and provocative new work explores these questions. - Book cover.
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"Published to coincide with the launch of a major new exhibition in The Little Museum of Dublin"--Inside front cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-235).

A Little History of Dublin is the work of Ireland's most respected commentator on the urban landscape. Here, Frank McDonald explores visions of the city, from the work of the Duke of Ormonde to Abercrombie's Dublin of the Celtic Tiger to the decisions taken in the aftermath of the property crash. The book finishes with a plan for how the city could once again become one of the great small capitals of Europe.
Every generation has come up with its own vision of the future. In that tradition, alongside the main essay, some of the most prominent opinion-forming Dubliners (including Fintan O'Toole, Una Mullally, Alice Leahy and Joe Duffy) reflect on where we are going - and how we are going to get there. What is the future of Dublin? And how has the answer to the question changed in the last four hundred years? This bracing and provocative new work explores these questions. - Book cover.

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