Renaissance town planning in Ireland: Georgian Dublin
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In Geographical Viewpoint, Vol. 27, 1999, pp.17-24 http://www.agti.ie/books/viewpoint/gvpmain.html Part 4 in The Morpnology of Irish Towns.
During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the city of Dublin entered a period of urban remodelling and expansion which incorporated a wide range of Renaissance influence spatial principles including: geometrically aligned streets, uniform streetscapes, squares, crescents, octagons, tree-lines malls, and axial vistas. This paper reviews the ideals and influences which underpinned the application of these principles – particularly in regard to their contribution to the creation of Georgian Dublin.