More Olympic greening

The Olympic Delivery Authority has issued some pictures showing the Olympic Park after the 2012 games.

The Bow Back rivers are lined with wild flower meadows.

It remains to be seen how the towpath will benefit but the area will certainly have a different feel from the 20th century.

News also comes this week of support from the public for a wind turbine on Hackney Marshes. The ‘windmill’ could generate enough electricity for Waltham Forest council buildings and street lights.

Meanwhile, the project further south to create the Lea River Park between the Olympic Park and Bow Creek has won the International Urban Landscape Silver Award.

The announcement was made in Frankfurt and comes with €15,000 prize money for the project.

The ‘Park’ will consist of six new public spaces linked by footpaths and cycleways, new bridges and towpaths. It was one of five international projects shortlisted for the award.

See pages 112-118 and 126-131.

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