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The changing face of London: urban planning for the future

The changing face of London: urban planning for the future
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Key Info
  • The changing face of London: urban planning for the future
  • Duration: 03:56
  • Innovative 3D modelling techniques provide a glimpse of London's skyline in the future. St Paul's Cathedral is an important landmark and views of it across London are protected by planning laws. Special sight-lines have been designated along which new building is restricted. Modern 3D graphics technology, however, enables architects and planners to assess the visual impact of new buildings on London's skyline before they are actually built. Published as part of the Britain From Above website: bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Urban: Settlements

  • Keywords: Abercrombie, architect, architecture, business, cathedral, city, construction, design, land use, London, plan, planning, redevelopment, technology, urban, BritainFromAbove
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on settlement or a study of urban environments. Highlights the role of new technology in assessing the visual impact of new buildings and planning urban environments.
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  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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