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Reconnecting Rainham: small interventions for a master plan

’Masterplanning doesn’t always mean top-down’: a look at urban acupuncture in the London town 

Master planning isn’t always the top-down imposition of a grand scheme. Once connected to the river Thames and to acres of marshland the East London village of Rainham has been cut off by a series of clumsy infrastructure projects. But over the last decade a mix of architects and urban designers have been trying to reconnect Rainham to the river through a series of small, sensitive projects that might help to redefine master planning.

Doughnut: The Outer London Festival

This video was created by The Architecture Foundation as part of Doughnut: The Outer London Festival, a day long exploration of London’s rapidly transforming periphery taking place on September 5th 2015. To find out more about the festival and purchase tickets to the event, click here.


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