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London's King's Cross redevelopment: a compact, resource efficient and 'liveable' global city model for an era of climate emergency?

Adelfio, M; Hamiduddin, I; Miedema, E; (2020) London's King's Cross redevelopment: a compact, resource efficient and 'liveable' global city model for an era of climate emergency? Urban Research and Practice 10.1080/17535069.2019.1710860. Green open access

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Abstract

Cities have long been subject to urban containment policies against urban sprawl. Climate change concerns have recently added to the imperative to densify urban space. Urban compaction is often pursued through the creation of ‘exemplar’ urban developments that superficially implement ‘best practice’ ideas from elsewhere. In this paper, we abandon the notion of ‘best practice’ in favour of context-sensitive ‘good practices’. Taking London’s King’s Cross redevelopment as a case study, this paper draws on qualitative methods to examine the contribution of context and path-dependency, as a product of local and non-local forces, to the emergence of King´s Cross as ‘good practice’.

Type: Article
Title: London's King's Cross redevelopment: a compact, resource efficient and 'liveable' global city model for an era of climate emergency?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2019.1710860
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2019.1710860
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way
Keywords: Social Sciences, Urban Studies, King's Cross, good practice, urban compaction, affordable housing, brownfield redevelopment, PATH DEPENDENCE, TRANSNATIONAL FLOW, PLANNING IDEAS, URBAN, POLICY, REFLECTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, CIRCUITS, POWER
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090752
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