However, data is only as good as the surveyor acquiring it. Alex Mortley Surveying the Thames We will be making a long-term invest- ment of our endowment. We do not try to displace the Dagenham community. If you look at the whole life costing of this project in the long- term, it represents best value for money. Euan Hall The Land Restoration Trust To manage flood risk to the end of the century, we will need to raise the river walls.
How can we better integrate our own flood risk management schemes into the overall estuary landscape? One of its most living example of what happens to a distinctive features has been broken up wooden vessel when it sinks. A perfect and carted away. A shipwreck called The example of 'natural colonisation'.
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At the lower a feature in Deptford Creek for a decade marsh level, Algae, Water Starwort and and a half. She sank in the nineties and Water Pepperwort had made their became a popular local landmark and a home. At middle marsh and upper source of perpetual fascination and inspi- marsh levels, plants such as Hemlock ration to the children and adults who Water Dropwort, Clustered Dock and walk up the Creek.
On Monday 24 and Garden Angelica grew in wild abandon. Tuesday 25 August, she was broken up Higher and dryer parts of the wreck and removed.
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She was brought initially to became a home for mud dwellers. Grey Greenwich by Steve McFadden around Wagtails foraged for food on her and before he found fame as an actor she served up bounteously. She had in Eastenders. Here he met Julian become an island in the stream and Kingston, who has lived on a boat in home to communities of plants and ani- mals. Her youth and maturity we know Deptford Creek for years, and told him mals. A great source of inspiration and not of. We only knew her in decline. But how he bought her down from Scotland hope. The wild environment can recov- what a decline it was.
She hadn't yet along the east coast using an AA Road er even in Deptford just as long as we reached her peak. Over the years we have Atlas for navigation. She was berthed at recognise it and value it.
Spread out on the Creek on the Greenwich waterfront. Now, the Creek were commissioned to caulk On Tuesday 25 August, just after midday, there are more cranes on the banks of the boat. Only one side was completed as we were walking up the Creek, we Deptford Creek than there have been before money ran out and work ceased. We since the Creek was a working river. They She sank and settled on the beach at rounded the bend in the river. And we make towers that will bring thousands of Dreadnought Wharf. On land, wildness is being In the mid nineties, Alf Harman, who has the last timbers of the Dowager from designed out of the environment.
Will kept boats in the Creek for many years, the mud and loading them onto one of these new people value the Creek or bought her. To refloat her, Alf pumped the barges.
An ignominious end to one want to see it cleansed and sterilised? Ed had a comment about it when we was out, he pumped the water out and The carcass was removed from the talked in the Creek.
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He pointed at where refloated her. He then brought her up into Creek to be taken we know not where. His first Deptford Creek and set about restoring She lies somewhere.
Under sentence was a word and that word was her. During a power cut, the pumps an English Heaven. Alf then sold her A rich source of imaginings of pirates, She died on a foreign shore in a rich mud and she settled down into the Creek. Washed by rivers she gave, sters.
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Not good. But this is once, her flowers to love. Worse things happen at land.
She is gone. She became a habitat for a abundance and she became a vital Gone Home. I first became interested in this topic Sixth form student regeneration at the heart of its plans, the when it was announced in that ultimate goal is to present a two-week London had won the Olympic bid. Gabby Cummins asks sporting event to the world. After all, social indicators the enormity of the challenge struck me. The new jobs' in the Lower Lea Valley area Olympics cannot put taxpayers into principles.
Although Sydney did not and between '10, and 12, of these infinite debt and, if costs spiral, then meet sustainability targets, they will be sustainable jobs on the Olympic sustainability may no longer be consid- reclaimed and redeveloped Homebush Park site'. Bay, showing it was possible to remedi- ate polluted urban brownfield sites. Catalyst Factors In spite of Sydney's failure, regenera- The London bid promised that Sustainability is a widely used term, tion and sustainability are central to the Games would be a 'catalyst for deliv- now thought to involve social, econom- London's bid.
The vision for the ering sustainable communities and ic and environmental factors. Olympic Park is not only to transform affordable homes to transform East Sustainable regeneration schemes the area, but also to leave 'a new sus- London'. Specifically, to re-model the involve improvement of public services tainable community which will be inte- Olympic village after to create and infrastructure, enhancement of pub- grated with the area surrounding the '9,' new homes in the Olympic Park lic spaces, reduction of social disadvan- Olympic Park, with local people bene- alone, of which '4,' will be afford- tage and change in the public perception fiting from a new park, new homes and able.
In turn, the Thames Gateway of an area. In an area where there is a great need The problem lies in that the IOC do not Intention for social housing because London present guidelines as to how sustainabil- The inner city borough of Newham, house prices are simply too expensive ity should be achieved and there is no specifically Stratford, has been selected for locals to afford, the Olympics' con- definitive answer as to what a sustain- as the location of the Olympic Park, tribution has the potential to be enor- able games actually incorporates because and the intention is to rejuvenate the mously beneficial.
However, a similar despite previous attempts, notably area. However, previous Olympics plan was implemented in Sydney , Sydney , no one has yet achieved demonstrate that the most disadvantaged where the aim was to convert the it.
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But, following Sydney's nity disrupted by the Olympics and highly contaminated site was so great Games, Greenpeace published a report there is a great deal of controversy over that the Sydney Olympic Authority which gave Sydney just 5 out of 10 for how the tenants have been treated. Community ability goals and in fact will fall short groups within Newham? London's bid policies must help local businesses and of benefiting East London. Rather than promises to provide for "peoples' encourage small retail stores; otherwise 'a new sustainable community which current and long-term needs and improve as affluent residents move in, gentrifica- will be integrated with the area sur- quality of life".
It was central to sive rise in the cost of scenario of massive public sector planning and construct- the Olympic bid living and locals will be investment that will result in gentrifica- ing stages of the priced-out; forcing them tion and displacement of the most disad- Olympic plan, sustain- that London's to move into social hous- vantaged local residents, as the able principles can be Games would leave ing, which may or may Government and Olympic organisations implemented, sustain- not exist.
In this way, seek returns on vast debt. Previous ability also includes behind a sustain- whilst new housing must Games such as Sydney and Beijing have benefiting future gener- able legacy for local focus on the needs of all led to this outcome.