About The Lifeline Project
The Lifeline Project is a community led campaign promoting the integrated use of urban resources (people, places, materials, systems) to achieve enhanced efficiencies and well-being. The inquiry focuses on the disused Midland Great Western Railway cutting which links Broadstone to Broombridge in northwest inner city Dublin, as a living laboratory for sustainable development. Project interests include sustainable food system planning, urban biodiversity, eco-tourism, green transport and innovative models of health-care, recreation, and waste management. The Lifeline Project is process driven and has 3 key objectives:
- Expand civil capacity through collaborative community based action research that explores local context, culture and heritage and the proactive use EU environmental policy.
- Develop citizen lead demonstration projects, practical, relevant, and of immediate value to Dublin and other European cities.
- Establish a foundation to support interdisciplinary health-care design and community based participative research focused on behavioural economics, public health and the impact of environmental design on quality of life.