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The new Dublin : a study in civics

Abstract: Original typescript of his highly recommended entry in the Dublin Town Planning Competition of 1914, which was won by Patrick Abercrombie.

In collection Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914

Origin information
Liverpool : C. R. Ashbee
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
72 leaves, 5 folded plates : ill., col. maps
27 cm
Condition: Some text has been cut along the bottom edge of pages 2 and 3. There is text bleed through on some pages.
Condition: Some creasing and small tears on the folded maps. The Slum diagram has torn along one of the folds.
Organisation/arrangement note: Accompanying material in end pocket: 1 newspaper clipping "The housing problem" (source unknown), 1 envelope containing 17 postcards and 9 photographs, 1 envelope containing 10 photographic negatives. The negatives were checked and correspond with the photographs, and therefore were not scanned.
Physical description: The text is mainly printed on the recto of each leaf. Blank versos of leaves were not scanned.
Physical description: Page numbered 13 was checked and certified as blank and was not scanned.
Ownership/custodial history
Book-label: From the library of Janet Ashbee and C. R. Ashbee.
Ownership/custodial history
Stamp: Ministry of Town and Country Planning Library.
Includes hand written corrections.
The author is not identified in the essay itself. While The Dublin civic survey report identifies the authors of the completed entry as C. R. Ashbee and G. H. Chettle, Michael J. Bannon identifies this copy as being solely or largely the work of C. R. Ashbee.
Scope and content
Includes coloured maps and images of various Dublin buildings and streets. Accompanying postcards and photographs depict various Dublin buildings and streets. Name of the building or street depicted is written on the back of the photographs.
Table of Contents
Dublin history as read in the city's planning and buildings -- The city survey -- Principles that should guide the making of the town plan -- The zone system -- The tenement house and its future in Dublin -- The Dublin housing problem and its solution by (a) the temporary cantonment and (b) the permanent suburb -- Pembroke and Rathmines -- Finance of housing in the permanent suburb -- Road, railway and canal systems -- New approaches in the town plan -- Distribution of industry and craftsmanship -- Park system, gardens and avenues -- The Liffey, its quays, bridges and approaches -- Public buildings, statues and associated planning -- the hosptial problem -- Dublin nomenclature -- Finance and the town plan -- The University and the town plan -- The Church and the town plan -- Public and private enterprise in relation to the town plan -- Dublin and the future of Irish Agriculture -- Summary.
Book Planning drawings   linked data (gmgpc)
City planning--Ireland--Dublin
City planning--Competitions--Ireland
Dublin (Ireland)--Maps
Dublin (Ireland)--Pictorial works
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Cited/referenced by
[1] Bannon, Michael J.. "Dublin town planning competition: Ashbee and Chettle's 'New Dublin-A Study in Civics'". In: Planning Perspectives Volume 14, Issue 2
[2] Bannon, Michael J.. Dublin Town Planning Competition: Ashbee and Chettle's The New Dublin - A Study in Civics (Planning and Environmental Policy Research Series; Occasional Paper No. 6). Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin. School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy1998 –
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