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Dr. Brendan Williams University College Dublin
-Lecturer in Urban Development and Urban Economics at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy
-Director of the Urban Environment Project at the Urban Institute Ireland
-Visiting Professor to the School of Public policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University
-Click here to watch a short, but informative video by UCD featuring Dr. Williams’ research on Urban Sprawl, Urban Planning, and issues of Sustainability in Dublin
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Dublin has a population of 1.2 million, with an area of 114.99 km2 (44.4 mi2) and a GDP per capita output: $45,689.
The phrase ‘chancing your arm’ originated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin , where you had to put your hand into a hole to open the Medieval Chapter House door.
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By Issie Lapowski Published: December 18, 2012 You’ve heard of Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, and, by now, likely Silicon Prairie, but across the pond, there’s another tech hub making quite a name for itself. Welcome to the Silicon Docks, the Dublin neighborhood bordering the Grand Canal Docks, where tech giants like Google and Facebook have set down their international headquarters. Beyond the docks, other major players like LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon, Twitter, and Zynga are all packed into a city that’s roughly...read more
Published: December 4, 2012 When it comes to the city with the highest quality of living in the world, Vienna is tops. That is according to a survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm, released Tuesday that ranks cities all over the world on the basis of quality of living. The Austrian city is number one followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4) and Vancouver (5). In fact, Europe has 15 cities out of the 25 in the world when it comes to high standard of living. The cities with the lowest quality of living, says Mercer,...read more