Aou Great Towns Assessment visit to Derry

Derry sketchAlthough Derry is a city, we assessed it in the towns category because of its size. I found the journey it had travelled in the last 10-15 years to be quite impressive.  The physical place had changed but, more importantly, the social and cultural dimensions had been key building blocks, with Culturlann and The Playhouse both excellent examples.  The Peace Bridge and Ebrington Barracks site at the end of it look like offering further major transformational components.  There is still much work to do, but Derry looks to be heading in the right direction, aided by a truly distinctive historic town wall and grid plan layout.  And everyone seems so enthusiastic.

Derry Assessment

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