westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green city westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green city
jun 11, 2016

westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green city

westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green city
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as part of the ongoing transport oriented development campaign, westonwilliamson+partners has proposed ‘toward a green city’. the urban planning concept imagines a sustainable settlement of one million people designed around a high speed transportation hub. the proposal is presented without specific context, making it equally applicable to a site in southern malaysia or central california.


multi-function landscape

 

 

 

‘toward a green city’ grew into an independent undertaking within the TOD campaign particularly due to unambitious plans surrounding high speed stations south of birmingham and around ebbsfleet. the latter development, which includes the creation of only 15,000 homes, is an unproductive move when so much more is possible. high speed rail access, in addition to increased housing availability, has the ability to make living more affordable and to decrease excessive commuting (canary wharf).

westonwilliamson+partners toward green city TOD
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the proposal offers the following principles for consideration, amongst others. 1 million residents within 5km diameter area, community shopping and necessary amenities within 300m radius of every residence, tall buildings clustered in the north to prevent over-shadowing, green roofs and balconies wherever possible, windmills for 40% total energy production, disaster infrastructure (such as flood prevention), carbon neutral development, multi-scale community agriculture, high speed rail links between area and opportunities, and guided/driverless public transport with max. 5 minute wait, lowered ambient noise, and increased air quality.


‘toward a green city’ (TOD) model

westonwilliamson+partners toward green city TOD
model plan

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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