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Title: Enhancing the environment : 20 case studies in London
Author: Environment Agency Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Environment Agency believes that London's environment is one of its major assets. It is an asset that should be promoted in its own right because it has a significant part to play in advancing London's role as a world class city. Many of the major development sites in London are associated with rivers and waterways. Examples include Brentford, Deptford Creek, Stratford-Thameside area. Park Royal Business Park, and a wide range of other Thameside sites. These sites offer tremendous opportunities to enhance London's environment, promote sustainable urban development and achieve a better quality of riverside design. With improvements in water quality encouraging new waterside development, people want to live, work and play near water. Environmental enhancements have a key role to play in regenerating and improving our quality of life. River corridors offer many opportunities for regeneration. Citizens need to maintain the conservation and amenity value of the rivers while ensuring that development does not bring with it an increased risk of flooding or cause pollution. Good development can contribute to river restoration, improved sustainable drainage options, enhanced landscape, fisheries and biodiversity. This document contains 20 case studies in London enhancing the environment in this area.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Urban developmentUrban planningEnvironmental planningSustainable developmentRiver rehabilitationRiverbank protectionRiversRecreation
Geographic Keywords: ThamesGreater London
Extent: 34
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:626
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