September 2016

Achieving Publicness

Lendlease’s Elephant Park is set to deliver 2,500 new homes in Elephant & Castle between now and 2025, as well as 50 shops, restaurants and cafes and a brand new park right in the heart of the scheme. This qualitative study explores the park’s public realm as a strategic link between the Elephant Park development and its surrounding communities. It identifies the following factors that will help produce and maintain Elephant Park as an open access public realm space: Locality, Green Space, Connectivity, Curation, (Super) Diversity, and Care and Maintenance.

The ‘Achieving Publicness’ study was commissioned by Lendlease and conducted by researchers of the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research programme based at the London School of Economics and Political Science and King’s College, London.

Client: Lendlease

Authors: Joanne Entwistle, Don Slater, Mona Sloane & Paz Concha

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