From green belt to blue sieve : rethinking London's metropolitan green belt

dc.contributor.advisorAtkinson, Simon, Ph. D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShearer, Allan W
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLieberknecht, Katherine
dc.creatorLau, Tatum Siu Lien
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0492-5820
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T14:57:08Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T14:57:08Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-12-07
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.date.updated2018-02-26T14:57:08Z
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Green Belt (MGB), to understand whether or not, its benefits can be expanded to address the region’s current and future challenges. The region is considered ‘water stressed’, and demand already exceeds supply during dry years. The MGB is thought to exacerbate the problem of access to affordable housing, as it locks up the city’s surrounding land supply. At the same time, it is thought to deliver ecosystem services, such water and air purification. Current planning policy requires both the preservation of Green Belt land, and the provision of sites for development, based on assessed market needs. The region’s unprecedented population growth, has resulted in conflicts in policy, leading to uncoordinated planning applications, for thousands of homes being approved all over the MGB. The study uses three primary methods to explore how the MGB can accommodate development, whilst protecting and enhancing ecosystem services. The Natural Assets method uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to perform a green infrastructure analysis. GIS is also used to carry out spatial and hydrological analyses. A pilot study will simulate the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) conceptual design process, to understand the implications and benefits of this approach on green field developments in South East England.
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.description.departmentUrban Design
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2CR5NV8W
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63742
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGreen infrastructure
dc.subjectWater resource management
dc.subjectUrban design
dc.subjectAffordable housing
dc.subjectStrategic planning
dc.subjectGreen belt
dc.subjectUrban growth boundary
dc.titleFrom green belt to blue sieve : rethinking London's metropolitan green belt
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture
thesis.degree.departmentUrban Design
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Design
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Urban Design

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