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1 EDINBURGH Zones and Regeneration URBAN CASE STUDYEDINBURGHZones and Regeneration
2 You have to add detailed annotations to eight sketches. The aims of the exercise are to:help you visualise different parts of Edinburghhelp you to know important urban details
3 EdinburghThe CBDPrinces Street; Rose St; George Street; Lothian Road
4 The Central Business District CBD is bisected by the Castle and Princes St Gardens, and there are planning restrictions which ensure that the historic nature of Edinburgh is conserved.The main streets business/ shopping streets are Princes Street and George Street, which run east to west, and the adjoining streets.
5 The Central Business District First developed around the oldest part of Edinburgh – the Castle area, and later expanded onto Princes Street when the Norloch was drained and the New Town was built. Now includes George Street and the joining streets.
6 The Central Business District Highest land values so high order services e.g. GAP, Jenners, financial and law institutions.High land values so buildings grow upwardsMaximum accessibility for workers AND customers– roads and railways converge e.g. Waverley
7 The Central Business District Also entertainments e.g. Rose Street bars and restaurants. Pedestrianised area.
8 The Central Business District Financial institutions e.g. Standard Life headquartersLaw institutions e.g. Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre
9 Recent Changes in The CBD 1. Closed streets within the CBD and pedestrianisation e.g. Rose StreetAltered road network to include one way system, bus/taxilanes and cycle lanes e.g. Charlotte Square, Queen Street, Princes Street3. Modernised city centre shops, including new shopping malls e.g. Harvey Nichols store, Waverley Centre4. New offices, apartments, and hotels and conference centres e.g. Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Sheraton Hotel, The Scotsman newspaper offices5. Renovated tourist facilities and cultural attractions e.g. National Gallery of Scotland, Dynamic Earth exhibition6. Refurbished or new civic buildings e.g. Scottish Parliament on Holyrood Road7. Multi-storey car parks adjacent to shopping malls e.g. St James Centre
10 EdinburghThe New TownNorthumberland St; Queen St;Stockbridge
11 Edinburgh : The New Town Very distinctive, planned, pattern of residential crescents and rectangles separated by private gardensPhotograph by permission of GetMapping plc
12 Edinburgh : The New Town high quality stonework – often decorativefour or five storey residential is common
13 Edinburgh : The New Town some poorer buildings (built originally by speculative developers) have been renovated or re-developed
14 Edinburgh : The New Town mews areas nearby – originally for stables etc now desirable small houses
15 Edinburgh : The New Town basements and ground floor – may now contain restaurants, small offices or specialist retail outletse.g. Alpine Bikes in Stockbridgecustomers have high levels of disposable income
16 Edinburgh : The New Town large houses may be turned into flats(must conform to strict planning controls)highly desirable properties, therefore well maintainedwide streets of original cobbles provide parking (often “nose to footpath”)close to city centre theatres, restaurants etc
17 Edinburgh : The New Town Photograph by permission of GetMapping plc
18 Assimilation of the Inner City into the CBD = now part of the CBD EdinburghAssimilation of the Inner City into the CBD = now part of the CBDEg Fountainbridge; Gorgie and Dalry
19 Edinburgh : Inner City - assimilation into the CBD re-development of brown field sites is common - often were industrialreplaced by various land uses – residential, commercial, retail, leisureFountain Park Leisure Complex has multiplex cinema, bowling, McDonalds etc
20 Edinburgh : Inner City - assimilation into the CBD Photograph by permission of GetMapping plc
21 Edinburgh : Inner City - assimilation into the CBD sites near the Union Canal have potential as high quality residential or office space“Edinburgh Quays”(beside Union Canal)(Phase 1 complete 2004)will provide apartments, offices, restaurants“The Exchange” – finance related offices with high levels of ICT provisionThis photo = Scottish Widows Bank HQ
22 Edinburgh : Inner City - assimilation into the CBD Photograph by permission of GetMapping plc