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THE CASE FOR A RIVER THAMES CULTURAL VISION
Putting the Thames back at the centre of London’s cultural story
Visions, Strategies and Masterplans
The Case for a River Thames Cultural Vision, 2018
Greater London Authority (GLA), Port of London Authority (PLA)
The River Thames is far from reaching its full potential, especially when compared with other river cities internationally, like Paris and Berlin, where the river has been embraced as an integral part of the city’s cultural life.
Publica is currently working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Port of London Authority (PLA), and in partnership with BOP Consulting, to develop the first ever Cultural Vision for the River Thames.
Our report, The Case for a River Thames Cultural Vision, which is currently in development, will form the first phase of a multi-stage process for delivering a world-class vision – one that is communicated at the highest and most influential levels, incorporates meaningful stakeholder engagement, and is underpinned by robust research and analysis.
To date, Publica has conducted fieldwork and desk-based research, including a compilation of international precedents. This work was completed alongside extensive engagement with stakeholders through workshops with 98 individuals from 67 organisations, including representatives from riparian boroughs, Business Improvement Districts, major cultural organisations, and developers.