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Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London
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Isle of Dogs: A New Waterside Heart for East London

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This was a group consultancy project completed in a module under Professor Matthew Carmona with input from Urban Design Skills and LB Tower Hamlets.

This was a group consultancy project completed in a module under Professor Matthew Carmona with input from Urban Design Skills and LB Tower Hamlets.

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  • 1. Blue Green Red Isle of Dogs: A sustainable waterside heart for East London Blue Gree n Red
  • 2. Wordle Blue Gree n Red
  • 3. A Vision for the Isle of Dogs Green spine map Blue Gree n Red
  • 4. Three Simple Principles Blue water flows connections Green QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. open spaces environmental interventions energy & Red new civic spaces social and private enterprise Blue Gree social economy n Red
  • 5. Three Scales of Intervention Connections between the Isle to the rest of London Connections between the different areas within the Isle Connections within the different areas of the Isle Blue Gree n Red
  • 6. Blue Matrix Green Red Blue Gree n Red
  • 7. Analysis - SWOT Strengths • Thames • Docks QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Location • Green Space • Transit Infrastructure QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Blue Gree n Red
  • 8. Analysis - SWOT Weaknesses • Privatised Space • Dead Waterfronts QuickTimeª and a • Deserted Streets decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Inward Facing Development • Isolated by Thames & Motorways • Disconnected Grid • Poor Social & Civic Infrastructure Blue Gree n Red
  • 9. Analysis - SWOT Opportunities • Crossrail & Wood Wharf • Redevelopment of Docks QuickTimeª and a • Successful Surrounding Areas decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Scale of Redevelopment & Environmental Systems Development • Thames Gateway QuickTimeª and a QuickTimeª and a decompressor decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. Blue Gree n Red
  • 10. Analysis - SWOT Threats • Commercial, Retail & Residential Development Pressure QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Credit Crunch & Canary Wharf • Climate Change & Thames • Aggressive Housing Goals Threaten Area Vitality QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Blue Gree n Red
  • 11. Blue Matrix Green Red Blue Gree n Red
  • 12. Masterplan Blue Gree n Red
  • 13. Blue • Blue map water flows connections Blue Gree n Red
  • 14. Blue - high scale QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Thames Path: riverside walk along all the Isle with wilder ecosystems to the south • Water Transit: network of ex-dock basins connected to the river to be used by a Boat Rapid Transit network Blue Gree n Red
  • 15. Blue - mid scale • Millwall Docks and Inner Docks: dockside pedestriansiation through areas of civic, commercial residential use; integration of wetland ecosystems in some areas and micro-climate areas • Dockside leisure activities: connections between Canary Wharf, other water basins and the Thames through leisure activities such as sailing, rowing, swimming Blue Gree n Red
  • 16. Blue - low scale • Canals and Locks: network of canals increasing permeability and linking to river via new locks • Swales and Reed Beds: network of swales and wetter reed bed areas for greater environmental impacts such QuickTimeª and a decompressor as flood resilience, ecosystem are needed to see this picture. maintenance, water supply to green network • Encourage reduction in water use: integrated grey water network, encouraging water harvesting, & Blue Gree district level education n Red
  • 17. Green open spaces environmental interventions energy Blue Gree n Red
  • 18. Green - high scale • Boulevards – Traffic calming – Pedestrian ways – Cycle ways – Linear development – Greenery • Green network – Green spine – Victoria to Greenwich – Aspen way boulevard – Connecting green spaces Blue Gree n Red
  • 19. Green - mid scale QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Waste, water and energy QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. system – closing loops – Biofueled CHP – Recycling infrastructure • Local job opportunities and training QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Eco-information centres Blue Gree n Red
  • 20. Green - low scale QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Tree planting trusts e.g. Trees for London. • Allotments • Local food initiatives • Healthy bodies QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Blue Gree n Red
  • 21. Red new civic spaces social and private enterprise social economy Blue Gree n Red
  • 22. Red - high scale QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Community Connections QuickTimeª and a – Promoting pedestrian and bicycling as decompressor are needed to see this picture. travel modes, and • Bridges – Three new pedestrian and bicycle bridges to connect the Isle to Canada Water, North Greenwich Peninsula, and Greenwich. • Boulevards – To connect the neighbourhoods of the QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Isle to one another and points beyond, to reduce automobile dominance, two new boulevards will be created, forming a North-South axis from Greenwich to All Saints DLR, and East-West from Canning Blue Town to Mile End Park. Gree n Red
  • 23. Red - mid scale QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Festivals – The Isle should develop two major festivals to attract international and London wide audiences and encourage participation of the diverse communities of the Isle. • Connecting Canary Wharf – A series of connections will be made to provide rights of way East-West & North-South through the Canary Wharf Estate along existing private lanes. • Millwall Dock Redevelopment – Two significant new public squares are to be built on either side of the Inner Millwall Dock, to house a number of civic buildings as well as commercial use, including dedicated local business Blue space. Gree n Red
  • 24. Red - low scale Active frontages addressing the public realm DLR/Bus stop combining cycle storage • Changing the rhythm of Manchester Road: Village Centres Shared surface /public space including natural green space • Detail of centre form and content to be designed through formulation of town centre design codes • Housing codes as part of delivery QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Blue Gree n Red
  • 25. Phasing Waterfront Development of docks Pedestrian tidal bridges Water Strategy Canals and swales Green Boulevard Aspen Way boulevard ESCO set-up New CHP and waste network Green network, Tree planting and development of allotments New Civic Plazas New Market Development of housing codes, village codes and environment codes Village centres and highstreet New Land Trust set-up Set-up of local Trusts/cooperatives 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 Blue Gree n Red
  • 26. Funding and Delivery MAIN (FUNDING) PARTNERS London Borough of Tower Hamlets Homes and Communities Agency (Thames Gateway Regeneration Programme) Transport for London Greater London Authority London Development Agency Canary Wharf Group plc Port of London Authority MANAGING ASSETS •Planning permission granted providing ENCOURAGING GRASSROOTS developers endow Trust with a portion of CREATION OF DEVELOPMENT TRUST ACTION land for community purposes – affordable •Counterweight to Canary Wharf Group •Promoting resident involvement, local workspace and retail units, leasing democracy and active citizenship – help workspace to local residents, providing and •Company limited by guarantee with charitable status and support provided for small local maintaining community facilities and public •Funding procurer, distributor and manager for groups and projects spaces. environmental and community projects •Maintenance of community meeting •Any rental income then fed back into places community developments and projects FUNCTIONS MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY NURTURING AND PROTECTING A LOCAL CREATION OF TOWN CODE SERVICES COMPANY ECONOMY •A way of bringing together stakeholders •Coordinatin of all renewable infrastructure •Trust land assets would help to facilitate this to create a vision for the Island while at projects - tidal, wind, solar and biogas •Measures could include extension of local rate relief to the same time ensuring that new independent operators and creative use of S.106 – making development contributes to the public retail developers reserve units for local businesses realm. •Model based on Paris’ Local Urbanism Plan – restriction on shop changes of use Tower Hamlets could use Millwall Docks and Crosshabour as a test area for this •S.106 stipulations regarding trainees and staff percentages Blue Gree n Red
  • 27. Thank You. Isle of Dogs: A sustainable waterside heart for East London Blue Gree n Red

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