Project Overview

Helping alleviate Dublin’s housing crisis

Reusing Dublin is an opportunity for everyone to help address Dublin’s housing crisis by gathering information on vacant and underused buildings onto one shared map. The project helps identify opportunities for bringing vacant and underused spaces back into use.

How does it work?

Reusing Dublin is accessible through the Space Engagers app, where contributing to the project is easy.

1  Upload your pictures

Reusing Dublin asks people to share pictures of places in the town under three categories:

Buildings and sites that aren't in use at all

Partially used sections of a building or site

Buildings and sites that have fallen into disrepair

2 Add Information

Once a picture has been taken the user is prompted to provide information, for example on what have they recorded and why. The picture and information is then posted onto a shared map that everyone can see.

3  Interact with other posts

Contribute to the community by starting or join a discussion on any post that interests you. Users can like, comment on, and share any post, generating conversations locally and further afield.

Collected Information

What about the data?

The data gathered provides insight into the housing situation and provides a starting point for investigations into selected properties that may be suitable for reuse.

The map is accessible to anyone and it is possible to download the data in different formats from the web app.

About the Peter McVerry Trust

Reusing Dublin is managed by Peter McVerry Trust, a charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage.

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Contribute to Reusing Dublin now

Download the Space Engagers app to start contributing to the Reusing Dublin project today.

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