Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Town planner, architect and engineer, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 857-8.  In April 1914 Unwin came to Dublin to deliver a public lecture at the Royal Dublin Society on 'How town planning may help to solve the housing problem'.(1)   The following August Dublin Corporation appointed Unwin and PATRICK GEDDES  PATRICK GEDDES as consultants to comment on and suggest improvements to various new housing schemes by the city architect, CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY. CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY. (2) Unwin, who was appointed chief Town Planner to the British Local Government Board in 1914, was "lent" to Dublin in 1916 to advise the Corporation on rebuilding of the portions of the city which had been destroyed by the rebels.(3)


(1) Freeman's Journal, 18 Apr 1914.
(2) M.J. Bannon, 'Patrick Geddes and the emergence of modern town planning in Ireland' Irish Geography 11
(2) , (1978), 146.
(3) Building News 111, 23 Aug 1916, 189.