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People Friendly Design in London


Streetfilms voyaged across the pond to visit some of London’s innovative transportation and public realm projects. We interviewed Paul Harper, a head urban designer at Design for London, who was in charge of the 100 Public Spaces Programme.


The 100 Public Spaces Programme improved the public realm of London through streetscaping, transportation and public space planning. In this interview, we take a special look at—and a visionary zoom around—Aldgate, a neighborhood in East London undergoing considerable change, including an inclusive transformation from car-dominated streets to a large public park.


Design for London is now part of the London Development Agency's Design, Development and Environment Directorate. The 100 Public Spaces Programme has transformed into new public space initiatives under the current mayor, Boris Johnson, with a focus on the legacy of the Olympics site in East London. The Aldgate neighborhood's public realm continues to become more people friendly with transportation planning and parks.



this video was posted on Streetfilms by Alice Shay

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thanks to the new mayor, boris johnson - i didnt vote for him i new he wasnt up for the job and i was right, this scheme was scrapped about a year ago. it is a real shame because there was the potential to remedy the city we live in.


Posted by: koza on 14 Apr 09

It's a shame that this film on an important subject was so badly shot and produced. The cute illustrations couldn't hide the amateur hour shoot, edit and production. I mean, when the guy said barrier for the second time and we cut to a pedestrian barrier for the second time it was a warning sign of the poor work that was to come.

Sorry to be blunt but this is a rushed job and WorldChanging shouldn't have accespted the quality.

Piers - PSFK


Posted by: Piers Fawkes on 15 Apr 09

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