Bethany Waters

Bethany Waters

Brooklyn, NY, US


South Hams District Housing Allocation

South Hams, a district in southwestern England, was slated for a percentage of a national requirement for new housing, to be completed in phases over 30 years. This project’s purpose was to hold multiples workshops over two weeks in over 20 towns and villages in the area to determine how to allocate this housing across the region, to identify the ideal sites within the towns, and to propose layout options based on the principles of sustainability, walkability, and community.

The participatory workshops were held with members of the community as well as key stakeholders such as local government, advocacy groups, and local businesses. The locations and distribution of the new housing was to take into account, amongst others, proximity to amenities, density, whether the site was greenfield or brownfield, and whether the existing infrastructure could support it. The results were presented to the local government and the communities for further action and planning.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: South Hams, Devon, GB
My Role: Urban Planner + Workshop Facilitator + Report Publication
Additional Credits: Completed with the Princes Foundation for the Built Environment