We want Leederville to be like...

World Class Sustainable Urbanism

We have looked around the world and found places we think are cool. We want to bring these features into Leederville.

People Creating Places – Coin Street London.

Coin Street is the best example of what UX2 could be.

It’s a social enterprise that started in 1984 on a derelict 6ha site in Waterloo and North Southwark, London.

We like Coin Street – it’s a living example of people creating their place.

Coin Street has co-operative homes, parks and gardens, shops and design studios, galleries, restaurants, a family and children’s centre, sports pitches, and a range of activities for the local community.

Culture and Funky Experiences – Born and Gothic Districts, Barcelona

Walkable, historic, funky the El Born and El Gothic districts of Barcelona has it all.

Small shops making stuff, cafes, free places to sit in the street, lots of trees, galleries, artilier restaurants, vibrant political life … and people live there.

Greeness, Transport and Urban Renewal – Medellin, Columbia

In the 1980’s Medellin was the cocaine production captial of the world ruled by drug war-lords.

Today it is the go-to place in south america renowned for its provision of innovative transport options for everybody, vibrant culture, walkability, equity in housing and its committment to turning every thing green.

New Urban Sustainability Agenda – Canberra, Australia

Powered by 100% renewable energy, huge amounts of green space, biking and light rail to get around, urban revitalisation projects happening in old urban centres Canberra has been named as the World’s Most Sustainable City .

Its renewable energy credentials are further strengthened by hosting Australia’s largest community owned solar farm.

Food in the City – Milan, Italy

Launched by the Milan Municipality in 2015, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is an international agreement among cities from all over the world, committed “to develop sustainable food systems that are inclusive, resilient, safe and diverse, that provide healthy and affordable food to all people…”

Milan is developing sustainable urban food systems by fostering cooperation and best practices in the supply of food.

Easy Transport and Movement – London, England

Surprisingly, London is recognised as having world class transport and movement options.

People are the centre of a multi modal movement strategy. 

The city is eminantly walkable, bikes and scooters are well accommodated; buses and underground trains quickly move large numbers of people.

Support for Creatives – Barking, London, UK

Creatives are the engine that drive good urban places.

Launched in 2016 this area contains the UK’s first artists enterprise zone to support the development of a diverse range of creatives.  

This project recognises that creatives are the engine that drive urban spaces, but they are often priced out of the housing market.

The zone includes a building with 12 large and spacious studio/apartments, rented to selected creatives for 65% of market rent in exchange for contributing to a community-facing arts programme in the ground floor of the building. 

Circular Economy Cities – New York, United States; San Paulo, Brazil

Cities have huge resources to drive change. They have a high concentration of resources, capital, data, and talent spread over a relatively small geographic area and are centres for innovation.

Cities consume  75% of the world’s natural resources, producing 50% of global waste and over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.

But it does not have to be this way. A circular economy facilitates the waste from one activity becomes the raw material for another. Developments in circular manufacturing, fashion, transport, food and procurement are already being led from urban areas. Two examples are New York City’s work on recycling clothing, and natural areas, ecology, organic waste management and food production in San Paulo, Brazil.

Circular Design Building  – Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia

Quay Quarter Tower is one of the biggest circular building design and building upcycling projects ever attempted. The project applies the circular design principle of reuse on a massive scale. Due to be delivered in early 2022, the 49-story building will be comprised of open-plan offices, flexible spaces and a retail precinct designed to provide exceptional amenity to building occupants.

Everything about Quay Quarter Tower is revolutionary. From the easy-to-disassemble floors right down to the retail and dining precinct’s Market Hall where the only rubbish receptacles will be compost and CDS bins. The project has demanded creativity and flexibility on the part of all involved and proves that circular buildings work at scale.

Local Manufacturing – Seewoon, Seoul, South Korea


Historically, industry and manufacturing was polluting and damaging to health. So it was moved out of the city to industrial areas.

But some places, such as Seewoon, South Korea, have preserved an inner city network of small manufactures with the benefits of high employment, local expenditure and interesting activity integrated into the life of the place.

Leederville already has a significant suite of digital industries. Adding inner city manuracturing will build this economic base.

Clean technology and new materials means that manufacturing can be brought back to the city without the problems encountered in the past.

There are almost limitless opportunities  available though high tech  additive manufacturing, bespoke production,  or craft based industries.  Combining these with galleries brings life and production back into the city.