Community, connection and Covid 19: How landscape-led placemaking prioritises and strengthens community

Thamesmead has bold landscape-led regeneration plans for the future

Since the start of the pandemic people of all ages now spend more time outdoors – and the public realm has taken on a new significance in community life. As we look towards a post-pandemic future, this case study explores Thamesmead, the lessons we can learn from how communities have used outside spaces during lockdown and how landscape-led placemaking prioritises and strengthens community.

Water Works: Thamesmead field trip

Constructed in the late 1960s on low-lying marshland criss-crossed by decommissioned military canals, Thamesmead was designed around water. Today, the estate’s 7km of canals and 32ha of lakes are an anchor for Thamesmead’s regeneration.

Alumni Network event: Cultural placemaking

Alumni network event - Cultural Placemaking

This is a guest post by Scott Bryant, Senior Policy Officer, GLA Housing & Land and FoL Alumni Rep. Our latest Alumni event focused on how we can balance the competing demands on London’s limited land supply to ensure we deliver successful and sustainable places – not just homes. Housing … Read more

Field trip: Partnerships on the South Bank

Our June 17th field trip explored how third-sector partnerships are helping to create vibrant and successful places along London’s South Bank, and how groups outside the public sector can promote social value.