London, KY : Turning London Green : Conceptual Designs for the Expansion of London's Streetscape and Greenspaces

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2016-02
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Virginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Center
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Located in Laurel County, Kentucky, the City of London is beginning to look to the future of the town and opportunities that exist for downtown improvements. The downtown area already contains several local restaurants and boutique shops, however the area is lacking in any major green space and is in need of streetscape improvements. Main Street exists as a lovely example of streetscape beautification. Urban trees, perennial shrub plantings, benches, and other pedestrian amenities line the corridor. London hopes to expand upon this aesthetic design by including the Broad Street corridor. London’s goal is to create a system of connected greenspace to promote outdoor physical activity such as walking and bicycling. Due to London’s recent designation as the Cycling Capitol of Kentucky, the city also looks to renovate and reassess its current cycling infrastructure. Directional and informational signage are also needed to unite the city under one clear aesthetic.

The city hopes to incorporate greenspace, provide safe and comfortable walking routes, celebrate their rich culture, and infuse the streets with local public art. By doing this, London hopes to have a more vibrant, welcoming, and economically viable destination for residents and visitors alike.

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London (Ky.) -- Planning -- Designs and plans., City planning -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans., Greenways -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans., Landscape architecture -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans., Streetscapes (Urban design) -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans.
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