A Consultation Case Study from Dublin Learning City

Tool type(s): 
City/Regional Development
Examples of Good Practice: 
Consultation and Democracy
Target Sector(s): 
Local/Regional Authority

In 2004 Dublin completed a massive consultation strategy with its citizens as the first stage towards establishing a learning city. It was effectively an exercise in taking the pulse of a city and the region around it. ‘In 2012 Dublin will be a vibrant city with an array of communities of interest that reflect the true diversity and interests of our citizens, thus contributing to a more participative democracy,’ says its a vision statement for a 10 year plan starting in 2002, and the starting point was a 2 year consultation process that was a thorough as any taken anywhere in the world.

The attached documents describe how this exercise was planned and its content.

dublinchart.pdf8.52 kB
dublinconsult.pdf34.66 kB