Reusing Dublin

Reusing Dublin is an interactive web-mapping platform that addresses the issue of homelessness and the 40,000 vacant residential units in Dublin, Ireland.

The platform was developed as part of an EU funded research project, TURAS, and since 2016 it has been hosted by a homelessness charity, the Peter McVerry Trust.

Recognising that knowledge of these spaces exists within the community, the platform enables citizens to map vacant spaces and contribute information on them, such as their condition, reasons for being vacant, and regulatory status. The platform therefore provides an evolving real-time map of vacant spaces in the city.

The Peter McVerry Trust use Reusing Dublin to raise awareness, continuously improve their understanding of the issue, and identify potential projects where properties are brought back into use.

Space Engagers is currently developing a new Reusing Dublin app for the Peter McVerry Trust that will reflect their new role as a social housing provider for Dublin Central.

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