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Our story of landscape-led regeneration in Thamesmead

A new publication celebrating the reinvigoration and care of Thamesmead’s outdoor spaces is being launched today.

Published by Peabody, A Greener Thamesmead: The Story So Far documents our work with partners and communities in recent years to make the most of Thamesmead’s extraordinary natural assets. This work is a major part of our wider plan to improve, grow and look after the town for the long term.

Aimed at all those interested in creating sustainable places, A Greener Thamesmead: The Story So Far reflects on what’s needed to create sustainable shared spaces and healthier communities. It explores how we’re doing this at scale in Thamesmead, as custodians of 280 hectares of green space, five lakes, seven canals and 53,000 trees.

The publication includes:

• Our approach to landscape-led regeneration, focusing on our green infrastructure     framework, Living in the Landscape
• A timeline and links to key projects and programmes in different neighbourhoods
• Facts and figures on our investment and impact
• Reflections on our achievements, our learning, and a look to the future
• Photos of reinvigorated spaces
• A range of case studies

Dr Phil Askew, Peabody’s Director of Landscape, said: “Thamesmead’s landscape is extraordinary. It offers huge opportunities to improve health and wellbeing, increase biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change.

“A Greener Thamesmead shows how we’re make the most of those opportunities, collaborating with communities and partners. It highlights our approach to delivering improvements at scale, the breadth and depth of work going on, and the positive impact it’s having on people and nature.

“We’re proud of what’s being achieved, but we’re mindful that there’s plenty more for us to do and still a lot to learn. I hope A Greener Thamesmead will help prompt new discussions, encourage learning and encourage new partnerships between organisations focused on creating sustainable places.”

Read more from Dr Phil Askew here
To find out more about our work in Thamesmead, visit our homepage