2 Nov 2012

Farringdon and Smithfield

The development of Farringdon and Smithfield is set to go ‘crazy’ once Crossrail makes it one of the most connected places in the capital in 2018. But it must take care to retain its richly historic character and sense of place.

31 Oct 2012

Housing London exhibition opens at NLA gallery

Government must speed up its plans to simplify housing regulation and planning says NLA

30 Oct 2012

Vauxhall Nine Elms

The development of Vauxhall Nine Elms is to be taken forward as a model for other parts of London, GLA chief of staff and deputy mayor for planning Sir Edward Lister revealed last week.

26 Oct 2012

Restoring London’s Rivers

The effective restoration of London’s rivers can provide improved natural habitats for wildlife and a better space for human recreation. Designed imaginatively, they can also even help to reduce crime and the fear of crime and contribute to a higher quality of life for all.

16 Oct 2012

Crossrail – its impact on property and the London economy

Crossrail will provide London with an uplift of £5.5bn to property values, 57,000 new homes and 3.25 million square foot of commercial space – the equivalent of 26 Shards. But just as important will be the contribution the new rail line makes to the public realm when it opens in 2018.

19 Sep 2012

The keys to unlocking public land

Up to 625 hectares of public land in London could be released for disposal or development by the end of Boris Johnson’s mayoral term in 2016 by the GLA, the capital’s largest public landowner.

18 Sep 2012

Views on views: the North-South divide

London is in danger of the kind of ‘stasis’ apparent in Paris’ built environment if it does not embrace the new and ‘real life, not some bureaucrat’s vision’

9 Aug 2012

Developing Hackney

The Olympics have been fantastic for British sport and for Britain, but the real test of its success will be in providing the right kind of legacy for Hackney and beyond.

23 Jul 2012

Investing in Southwark On Location Conference

Southwark is to put tall buildings high up on its agenda as it seeks to regenerate and build on the success of schemes like The Shard.

20 Jul 2012

High Speed 2 Update: Impact and opportunities for the capital

The jury is still out on the extent of HS2’s economic benefits to London and the rest of the UK. But extensive plans are being drawn up to make the most of the proposed line, with a focus on old Oak Common as the ‘Canary Wharf of the West’ along with a rejuvenated Euston station and environs.