Reinventing urban waterways: the evolution of new values for old ditches

Schiessel Harvey, Nicki (2021) Reinventing urban waterways: the evolution of new values for old ditches. In: UK Ireland Planning Conference 2021, 8th-10th September 2021, Newcastle University.

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Abstract

The 2020 lockdowns brought the importance of quality accessible urban greenspaces into focus. This was particularly evident in the increased use of urban towpaths; these form blue-green networks through many cities and saw a doubling of footfall in some areas.

This paper reviews how the recent reimagining of inland waterway corridors as wellbeing assets is influenced by changes in how both public spaces and natural capital are valued in urban developments. Drawing on an ongoing study into changing values, evidence and policy for inland waterways, it examines the interplay between the emerging health agenda, growing evidence on the value of urban nature, and the need to establish new purposes for aging waterways infrastructure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date: 10 September 2021
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Nicki Schiessel Harvey
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 09:32
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12167

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