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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?

London’s King’s Cross redevelopment: a compact, resource efficient and ‘liveable’ global city... 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’. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Research and Practice Taylor & Francis

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

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 , Volume 14 (2): 21 – Mar 15, 2021

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’.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
ISSN
1753-5077
eISSN
1753-5069
DOI
10.1080/17535069.2019.1710860
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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’.

Journal

Urban Research and PracticeTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 15, 2021

Keywords: King’s Cross; good practice; urban compaction; affordable housing; brownfield redevelopment

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