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

dc.contributor.authorGilboy, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorPhilen, Melissaen
dc.contributor.authorBrowning, Laraen
dc.contributor.authorGray, Shaneen
dc.contributor.authorGresham, Carteren
dc.contributor.authorSouza de Souza, Aline Soaresen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Alexanderen
dc.coverage.cityLondon (Ky.)en
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.countyLaurel County (Ky.)en
dc.description.abstractLocated 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.<br /><br /> 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.en
dc.description.notesCover title.en
dc.description.notesCDAC project team: Elizabeth Gilboy, director; Melissa Philen, Lara Browning, Shane Gray, Carter Gresham, Aline Soares Souza de Souza, Alex Jones.en
dc.description.notesPrepared for London Downtown, City of London, KY, and London Tree Board, February 2015.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Forest Serviceen
dc.description.sponsorshipKentucky. Division of Forestryen
dc.format.extent142 pages : illustrations, maps, plansen
dc.publisherVirginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Centeren
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderVirginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Centeren
dc.subjectLondon (Ky.) -- Planning -- Designs and plans.en
dc.subjectCity planning -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans.en
dc.subjectGreenways -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans.en
dc.subjectLandscape architecture -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans.en
dc.subjectStreetscapes (Urban design) -- Kentucky -- London -- Designs and plans.en
dc.titleLondon, KY : Turning London Green : Conceptual Designs for the Expansion of London's Streetscape and Greenspacesen


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