Limericks Laneways – Pictured is Schoolhouse Lane in 2017 before the laneway was developed by the residents of the neighbourhood. Picture: Patrick Comerford
Get involved in the development of Limericks Laneways
Would you like to become involved in plotting the future of Limerick’s Laneways? There is a series of laneways behind the main streets in Limerick that are ready to be discovered. As part of Limerick City and County Council’s EU project +CityxChange (Positive City Exchange), we are hoping to create a new community to drive innovation!
This is a community of individuals, groups, businesses, and agencies who are looking at ways to develop smarter cities that are open and accessible for all. We are all about the positives. Working together to solve problems or to create a new vision. The overarching aim is to develop a series of demonstration projects on how to become a smart positive energy city for altogether, through citizen engagement.
As part of the project, a series of Community Participation Events are taking place around specific topics on collective thinking and action. The first week is all about Limerick’s Laneway and the hidden treasures that can be uncovered. Beginning on Monday 16 September is Community Mapping Laneways
We are looking for enthusiastic and positive people as this workshop concentrates on mapping in the centre of Limerick city. After a short introduction to the +CityxChange project, the lanes, and some digital and graphical mapping tools, participants are invited to walk around the area, mapping and ‘auditing’ according to various criteria agreed in advance, and then returning to FabLab to discuss and compare results, as recorded by hand and/or App by groups.
This workshop concentrates on mapping in the centre of the city. After a short introduction to the +CityxChange project, Limerick Lanes, and some digital and graphical mapping tools, participants are invited to walk around the area, mapping and “auditing” according to various criteria agreed in advance. These findings can be recorded via Space Engagers App. On return to the Citizens Observatory at Fab Lab, there will be a discussion and we can compare results.
It is taking place between 11 am and 1 pm at the Citizen’s Observatory at Fab Lab Limerick, 6-7 Rutland Street, Limerick. Members of the public, groups and other companies and organizations are invited to attend.
For any upcoming +Cityx Change events click here.
To register for the event click here.
For more stories on +Cityx Change click here.