The rebirth of the London Docklands in the late 20th century is one of the best examples of modern urban planning and regeneration. Despite political tensions, architectural and development issues, and initial problems linking and routing transportation infrastructure, the London Docklands district has grown to become one of the world's premier financial centers and an integral part of the greater London community. In this paper I explore and describe the steps taken by the London Docklands Development Commission and peer authorities to encourage commercial investment, expand existing transit networks, and create a model mixed-use community that helped push London to the forefront of the international market.

This paper was written at Cornell University under the guidance of Professor Jeremy Foster in the Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning Departments, Fall 2009.

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