Many people believe that the future of Tallaght is for it to become a city. Perhaps this will be a reality one day. It is important to remember that Tallaght is much more than just an urban and suburban environment. There is more to the locality than infrastructure and built heritage alone. The landscape of Tallaght includes many rural and semi-wilderness areas, with lakes and streams, bog and forest and all the flora and fauna that the resources of our hills entail. While Tallaght has in many ways achieved city status in all but name, it is also more than that and its hinterland is a vital component of how the area will evolve into the future.