Coal from the South
Wales Valleys financed the economic development of the
coastal pastures of Cardiff to create docks and the multi- ethnic community
which followed in the wake of the coal exports, which for a brief period at the turn
of the last century provided the bulk of the world's energy.
'Baywatch 2' is a topic
framework to organise the on going responses of
organisations and people to the a process of urban renewal that followed
closure of the coal mines that sustained Cardiff's docklands.
It builds upon the
first version of 'Baywatch 1', a community education project
based in local primary schools, sponsored by the Cardiff Bay Development
Corporation in the last years of the 20th century to envourage local schools to
help the communities they served to plan for sustainable development.
Baywatch 2 is being
developed in the context of secondary education.
It is centred on the
process of urban regeneration, and the need to maintain an
historical thread of cultural ecology as post industrial neighbourhoods are