Outside England case studies
Seonyudo Park is an award-winning ecological park, created by the conversion of a former water treatment plant.
The Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project created a 5.8km landscaped green pathway that runs alongside the revitalised Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul, South Korea.
A good example of sub-regional planning and urban design which drives the sustainability agenda at a strategic level.
Katayamazu, a spa town in Japan, has been revitalised by an innovative piece of public space. Designed by Professor Yu Nakai and EAU.
Kakamigahara City has developed a series of attractive green spaces, showing the benefits of meaningful community involvement. Designed by Professor Mikiko Ishikawa.
The City of Chicago is harnessing the potential of trees to reduce the impact of heatwaves by developing and implementing a strategic management plan for its ‘urban forest’.
Project featuring attractive curbside planters that absorb flash flood water run-off - essential in a city with nearly a metre of rainfall each year.
In 2000 the Olympic Games took place in Sydney, Australia. The Games were hosted on a site that had been transformed from a highly polluted post-industrial wasteland to a 425-hectare sustainable urban parkland.
The need to reduce storm water run-off in Chicago’s alleys led to the Green Alley programme, which introduced wide-ranging environmental improvements to neglected spaces.
Environmental improvements have transformed Augustenborg from a neighbourhood in decline to an exemplar of an environmentally adapted urban area. The area is once again seen as an attractive place to live and work.
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