2/3s of Dubliners think we won’t be using cash in 2050

This is according to a recent survey by Dublin Chamber called 2050 Vision for the Capital which looks at how people currently living here want Dublin to evolve over the coming decades.

The survey findings, which were released yesterday, also found that 58% of Dubliners said taller buildings would be a good thing to facilitate greater population density with 42% favouring skyscrapers in the city.

2050 Vision for the Capital was conducted online between April and August with over 20,000 people taking part and included questions about the technologies and advances that they think will change daily life in the coming years. 2/3s predict cash will be a thing of the past.

Among some of the other notable findings are:

Four in five Dubliners want to own their own home

One in five describe the city as safe and clean.

Speaking at the launch, Dublin Chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke said:

“There has never been a more important time to talk about Dublin’s future

“Our aim in establishing this initiative was to explore the need for better long-term planning in the Dublin region.

“When it comes to quality of life, Dublin currently sits outside the top 30 cities in the world. That’s not good enough.

Dublin Chamber wants to see Dublin rise up those rankings and challenge the world’s best cities for the standard of living that they offer.

“What will Dublin be like in the year 2050? The answer will depend on the decisions that we make from today onwards. The underlying sentiment that comes through in the answers to our survey is that people want, above all, the simple things in life.

“They want somewhere welcoming to live, at a reasonable location from where they work. They want good public transport and clean urban spaces. They want to spend more time with their family and at leisure, and spend less time in traffic.”

 

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