What will the Urban Landscape of 2030 look like?


We are not prone to fortune telling at WoodBlocX but 2030 really is in the not too distant future. In our latest blog post we ask:

What will the Urban Landscape of 2030 look like?

 

A number of studies have been carried out to make a very well educated guess as to how our urban landscapes will transform over the next decade or so. The population of London is expected to expand to 10 million by the year 2030 and this has great implications for how we use our already limited public spaces.

Many commentators are calling for a much higher usage of “Green Spaces” in the future urban environment; achievable through the introduction of small green “pockets” of nature in the urban environment and regeneration of existing spaces.

While these futuristic concepts may seem revolutionary and beyond our current capabilities, most of the design elements are actually being put into practice right now. Our city spaces of 2030 are being designed today. 

Through intelligent use of existing spaces, incorporating such Landscape innovations as rooftop gardens and living walls, designers and landscapers are finding new ground to develop public spaces. The redevelopment of Elephant & Castle in London (pictured above) typifies the movement of modern Urban Landscaping as they aim to “create a new district centre that redefines the Elephant. The old 1960s urban landscape will be reshaped so that it focuses on the needs of people rather than the needs of the automobile.”

 

WoodBlocX innovative system allows for alternative design solutions using a natural, sustainable product. Our planters and street furniture have been used successfully in a number of modern regeneration projects that facilitate the reintroduction of horticulture to otherwise sparse urban landscapes.

WoodBlocX are easy to get onto the site, but they are also easy to work with once the components are there. All the individual pieces are pre-fabricated to exactly the right size, and pre-drilled and mitred as well. Therefore there are no power tools needed to build up the BlocX themselves – no drilling, cutting or sawing is necessary. The BlocX are quick and easy to put together, and there is very little noise created in the process, keeping the construction well within noise limits and the no-cutting on site rule. Furthermore, the pre-cut modular system also means there is no dust and virtually no waste to dispose of from the site (and what waste does accrue is easily carried off site), saving time and money again.

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