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Building Sustainable Communities Action Research Kent Medway

Kent and Medway – Chatham

Action-research group:

Barbara Baird, Rochester Grammar School for Girls
Victoria Payne, Coopers Technology College, Chislehurst, Bromley
Annette Hards, Kent Architecture Centre

Initial ideas:

Barbara – Rochester Riverside. What can help make large-scale developments sustainable?
Victoria – experience of the countryside in outer London.


‘From static urban model to the process of change in Rochester?’

Barbara makes a transition from using case study urban models to exploring the regeneration site on the school’s doorstep.

Report: From static urban model…

Survey Sheet: Is our school a sustainable community?

Worksheet: Different zones of the city…

Stimulus: Applying the Egan Wheel…

Worksheet: A plan for Rochester Riverside

Regional context:

South East England and Thames Gateway


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This project was run in partnership with the Academy for Sustainable Communities which has since become the Skills and Knowledge team at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and in association with the local architecture centres which are members of the Architecture Centre Network.

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