“Everyone has a role to play in shaping an exciting and inspiring future for Galway”
On the 6th April, 2013, Transition Galway hosted the ‘Galway Visioning Day’ at Scoil Chroí Íosa (Presentation Primary School) on Newcastle Road. Launched by the Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Terry O’Flaherty, ‘Galway Visioning Day’ was an opportunity for the public to share their ideas to create a plan for a low-carbon, sustainable Galway City by the year 2030. Similar plans have been produced for Kinsale, Co. Cork, Totnes in England and many other places around the world. On the day, participants shared their ideas with others at various tables covering a range of topics such as energy, food, community and education. During intervals, there was live music and comedy provided by local performers, and the event was well attended and a great success. The hosts recorded all of the ideas generated.
Each of the eight chapters (sections) contains multiple solutions relating to the topic of that chapter. These are solutions that, we believe, could help Galway become a low-carbon, sustainable city by the year 2030. In order to make the document as comprehensible as possible, we adopted the same format for each solution.