Destination Docklands

Toronto Star

The Toronto Star ran a story on its front page (yesterday, pictured above) about the regeneration of the docklands and surrounding area, accompanied with a lot of general discussion on anti-poverty and urban development strategies. Trinity College law graduate Karen Dowling was interviewed and is quoted at some length in the article. I think the journalist does paint too rosy a picture (both Catholic and Church of Ireland archbishops dedicated substantial chunks of their Easter sermons to concerns over ‘gangland crime’), and utterly misses the fact that shiny office buildings can’t hide the huge disparity between parts of Dublin in educational attainment … but it’s still a feel-good story and an interesting idea (for the Dubliners) of how others see the city (which, for the record, has higher crime rates than virtually any Canadian city).

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