Tralee has been named to as one of ten towns to take part in the National Town Centre Health Check Training Programme.
The Heritage Council of Ireland and RGDATA are developing the pilot programme.
Town Centre Health Check surveys of Tralee’s will be conducted by IT Tralee students, including land use surveys to establish the overall vacancy rates in the town and footfall surveys of the town centre.
Other surveys to be carried out by Kerry County Council include vehicle counts and mapping of car parking patterns.
Alison Harvey is National Pilot Co- Ordinator of the Heritage Council.