Temporary Intervention and Long Term Legacy: Lessons from London Case Studies

Kamvasinou, K. 2017. Temporary Intervention and Long Term Legacy: Lessons from London Case Studies. Journal of Urban Design. 22 (2), pp. 187-207. doi:10.1080/13574809.2015.1071654

TitleTemporary Intervention and Long Term Legacy: Lessons from London Case Studies
AuthorsKamvasinou, K.
Abstract

The paper explores the issue of temporary projects on vacant land focusing on London in the 2007-2012 downturn. Using a case study approach, a link has been identified between the success of temporary projects and a longer-term vision, as well as a move toward better integration between temporary occupants and developer/land-owner. Within this paradox the whole idea of temporariness is put under question, as is the traditional mainstream depiction of bottom-up in opposition to top-down action. These trends are contextualised within the dynamics of recession that has triggered new types of creative conversations between parties traditionally considered in opposition and may contribute to reframing urban development as an incremental, organic and collaborative process.

Keywordsurban development; vacant land; public realm; reclamation
JournalJournal of Urban Design
Journal citation22 (2), pp. 187-207
ISSN1357-4809
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscriptJUD_FINAL_REVISED_2.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13574809.2015.1071654
Publication dates
Published15 Sep 2015
Published online15 Sep 2017
Published in print2017

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