Green London: Canary Wharf Gets a Fresh Leafy Look
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Canary Wharf’s heartless towers of steel and glass are about to get a ground-breaking makeover aimed at increasing its almost non-existent biodiversity and Londoners couldn’t be happier. During the first chapter of this unique initiative, a green spine will be created through the centre of the Canary Wharf estate.
The new natural public realm will burst with lush parks, waterside access, luxuriant gardens, performance spaces, boardwalks, new bridges, and floating pontoons. The best part of the initiative? New spaces for arts and culture will animate the docks. Fans of water sports haven’t been forgotten – the upgrade will also focus on activities like paddle-boarding, kayaking, and open water swimming.
The long-term goal is to transform Canary Wharf into a global example of best practice and innovation on biodiversity in dense urban environments, and prove that living and working in harmony with nature is possible. The results will be shared with other cities around the world in order to help them redesign urban environments that work for nature as well as people. We can't wait to see the results! Read more about this unique project here. _____________________________
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