Temporary Intervention and Long Term Legacy: Lessons from London Case Studies

Kamvasinou, K. (2017) Temporary Intervention and Long Term Legacy: Lessons from London Case Studies. Journal of Urban Design, 22 (2). pp. 187-207. ISSN 1357-4809

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2015.1071654

Abstract

The paper explores the issue of temporary projects on vacant land focusing on London in the 2007-2012 downturn. Using a case study approach, a link has been identified between the success of temporary projects and a longer-term vision, as well as a move toward better integration between temporary occupants and developer/land-owner. Within this paradox the whole idea of temporariness is put under question, as is the traditional mainstream depiction of bottom-up in opposition to top-down action. These trends are contextualised within the dynamics of recession that has triggered new types of creative conversations between parties traditionally considered in opposition and may contribute to reframing urban development as an incremental, organic and collaborative process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban development; vacant land; public realm; reclamation;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 13:15
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 15:14
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/17348

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