Dublin 5th Province or D5P is a citizenship engagement initiative for people in Dublin, which is run by the Creative Dublin Alliance. The project is based at Dublin City University in the Office of Civic and Global Engagement.
D5P has been set up to ask people in Dublin about the future sustainable development of their city over the next fifteen years. New topical surveys and forums will be posted on the website every month, allowing citizens to voice their opinions and engage with policy experts and other people interested in Dublin. The aim is to promote informed discussion and deliberation about Dublin as a whole, while drawing out from each round of consultation several coherent priorities that can be delivered by local government in Dublin.
Each of the topics D5P is asking you to discuss are key to sustainable development, which is all about meeting the needs of Dublin to develop and change now, without taking away from the ability of future generations of Dublin residents to meet their own needs.
The topics for discussion are drawn from the new Dublin Regional Authority’s Sustainability Indicators Framework, which was finalised at the end of 2011. Over the next few months D5P will be asking Dubliners about Healthy Living, Working Lives and Cycling. These initial topics have been chosen as they are currently of particular relevance to the quality of life in Dublin. These first three topics will run as follows:
Topic One: Healthy Living – from 27 February 2012
Topic Two: Working Lives – from 2 April 2012
Topic Three: Cycling – from 1 May 2012
Each topic of consultation will last for two months. If you would like to help choose future topics for consultation or would like to suggest your own topics, contact D5P at email@example.com
At the moment D5P is currently testing the web site with the first topic of consultation:
How can we make Dublin a healthy city to live in?