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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing How 8850 Form Urban

Instructions and Help about How 8850 Form Urban

Thanks Peter and just to try and make to have a look at the aspects of form we're going to look at a place called Somers Town which a lot of you are probably familiar with but for those of you who aren't it's the area in red here so this is the Euston Road give a Kings Cross st. Pancras here and Euston station here so it's the area in between them that goes from the eastern road all the way back up to Camden Town up here in the north and just using the aspects of form we're going to see first of all hair displace develop and then look at various examples which will hopefully highlight things a bit better and so just in terms of what Peter was talking they are they've connections well the difference between connections and location I suppose summer stand is actually very very well located in that it is between two major rail terminals are three major rail terminals so you can go to pretty much anywhere in London from the Underground's you can go to most places in the country from there national rail training stations and of course you can go to Paris Leon and various places in Europe from the Eurostar terminal as well as that it's right in the center of London however proximity proximity doesn't equal connectivity because you'll notice that south of summer stand Bloomsbury area is very very rich areas very high-quality buildings there and if you just cross Euston Road and go into summer's tab it's completely different no there shouldn't be that much difference because there are very very close to each other and they do have a lot of the same characteristics in terms of them you know in terms of the advantages they have however summers time has deteriorated in recent years mostly as a result of the train stations coming in and becoming completely disconnected to East and West and also with the amount of traffic on the Euston Road it's pretty disconnected to the south as well and even going up to North Camden Town of the north is quite difficult because of that there's only one or two ways out of it and if you ever tried to drive into service there you'll figure it safe because it's pretty difficult to get into as well so that's just by way of introduction and just to kind of look at how all this came about if we look at the director contexts and the development of them urban grain a lot of that starts from field patterns and rivers that were their starts so this is the area of silver sand marked in red there with the old field patterns and if we just highlight a few things what you'll see is we have there is an old lane that comes up here called drum and crescent there's also the river fleet which is kind of defines the western are the eastern boundary of service town and there's there this dotted line is a kind of a planned Road which they called a new road which is now the Eastern Road and then then this Midland Road which kind of went up to the north so they were there originally and what you'll see when the first plan was devised is that Drummond Crescent has remained in this form so this Lane was obviously there could have been there for hundreds of years perhaps thousands of years it's still there today the in fact as we roll through these timelines you'll see there of the one of the things remain is still this Lane here and also the line of the river fleece has been kept defining that eastern boundary and so anyway the summers home was a planned by Lord summer hence the name and it was a tight grain mostly housing and a lot of different people lived there and huger notes came over first and then it was there inhabited by Spanish there was a lot of sort of movement of people but and at this time was quite a successful housing area it would have been up there in terms of a prosperity with places like Bloomsbury however later on in the 1890s the railways came along and there you see Houston station came in first followed by Kings Cross st. Michael City and east and west there and on orede already you can see how these areas were just completely hemmed in and you couldn't get from the east and west dick had to come right up over here to come across but of course you can't come across because you have train lines coming there so they're completely hemmed in here they're completely hemmed in here and the size of the blocks has increased from these sort of pretty manageable human scale blocks to something which is you know two or three hundred meters long so looking further ahead to 2022 what's happened is these stations have gotten bigger the British Library has come in that was the old goods yard but again the British Library is another massive size block it's probably not fair I am human and scale and that like it has a big long blank facade on one side the connections east and west haven't improved but on top of that there's been a lot of post-war housing introduced which sort of breaks down the street patterns so you see these housing blocks up here the street edges kind of eaten into a lot in that area and there as well then here the only area that has survived basically intact is this top corner there and if you look at the demographics of this area you'll find it that that's where most people learned or own their homes that's where most people have permanent jobs and that's where the least amount of people have moved out.

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