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Title: River restoration : a stepping stone to urban regeneration highlighting the opportunities in south London
Author: Environment Agency Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The London Mayor and the Greater London Authority (GLA) have a vision for developing London as an 'exemplary sustainable world city'. This document highlights how and where river restoration can play an integral part in realising that vision. River restoration can play a positive role in urban regeneration and the creation of sustainable urban communities through delivering a wide range of social and environmental benefits for all. River restoration will not be possible along the entire length of South London's rivers but this document seeks to highlight the 'areas of immediate opportunity for river restoration'. It also seeks to promote the potential for enhancement of river corridors in areas of regeneration where culverted or channelised rivers pass through proposed development sites. Maps to highlight 'development zones' with potential for river restoration will be produced over the coming months for all the river catchments in London. These maps will help to highlight to local authorities and developers the potential for river restoration in London. The aim being that river restoration will eventually be considered as an integral part of any regeneration or development proposal within the river corridor.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 2000]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Urban developmentUrban development
Geographic Keywords: Greater LondonThames (tidal) catchment
Extent: 30
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1352
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