The Greater London Authority (GLA) wished to articulate to stakeholders, such as the London Borough of Camden and Transport for London, how green infrastructure and other interventions could be used to improve air quality along some of London’s most polluted roads.
Logika staff led a multidisciplinary project team of landscape architects and air quality specialists who consulted with the stakeholders and developed a series of proposals for the Euston Road, Upper Thames Street and other pollution hot spots. The vision aimed to reduce emissions and trap harmful residual particulates utilising extensive planting and green walls. Although routed in an air quality enhancement strategy, the proposals also provide a wide range of other benefits such as reduction of rainwater run-off, improved biodiversity and the creation of a greener, more attractive, urban environment that encourages walking and cycling.
The ideas were illustrated through a series of annotated visualisations and are being used to gain support and funding for the proposals.
The project won a Merit Award for Excellence in Designing Green, Healthy Cities at the annual International Making Cities Liveable Conference and was included in an exhibition on green infrastructure by the Landscape Institute.
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