Philip Jackson Takes Part in Open House Dublin Panel Discussion on 'the Future of Sustainable Transport and Public Space'


As part of the Irish Architecture Foundation's Open House Dublin festival, Scott Tallon Walker Architects' Project Director, Philip Jackson took part in a panel discussion in Dún Laoghaire County Hall on Friday 13th October about the future of sustainable travel and public spaces.

Philip is a Director of the Academy of Urbanism and leads our urban design and master-planning team. He discussed key opportunities for improvement in this area, including walkable, inclusive communities with improved social cohesion and quality public space, and better health and wellbeing for inhabitants. The extensive benefits which can be brought about by better connectivity of neighbourhoods for residents, visitors, and local businesses were also discussed. 

The panel featured diverse insights from Brian Caulfield, Professor in Transportation at Trinity College Dublin and co-author of research on public perceptions on active travel; Aisling Dunne, Head of Public Policy at Bolt; Lean Doody, Director at Arup for Cities Planning & Design and co-author of research on women’s travel needs. The discussion was chaired by An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Denis O’Callaghan. 

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