project_type . strategic planning . client . Greater London Authority . date . 2006_09 . status . complete
The East London Green Grid is a regional green-space planning strategy which seeks to protect and enhance green open space across the whole of east London. It is, in part, a response to the pressures placed on the area through targets for housing and other forms of new building and infrastructure development. This coordinated view of green space policy promotes the safeguarding and creation of green space as a lead element in the future development of this part of the city. Themes covered within the strategy include flood risk, biodiversity, access to open space and access to nature.
Development of the strategy included working closely with the Boroughs, assisting in the compilation of area-wide listings of all significant green-space initiatives and projects and creating a systematic record, through mapping and photographic documentation, of all significant sites. Other contributors included 5th Studio, J and L Gibbons, and East. The project was coordinated by the Greater London Authority's 'Architecture and Urbanism Unit'. The frameworks for areas 4 and 5 were led by Peter Beard_LANDROOM.
The All Projects Plan identifies individual sites and strategic relationships.
London Riverside published framework, cover image showing the Thames foreshore at Dagenham Dock.
The 'Objectives' for London Riverside include statements on accessibility, community benefit, and biodiversity.
The 'Opportunities' section describes specific area-wide initiatives and project groups.
'Project Identification' lists individual greenspace projects, either underway, or proposed by project partners.
The 'Project Examples' section lists selected sites, with information on project partners, funding, and current status.
London Riverside published framework, back cover.