23 Feb 2018
Crossrail - London’s ‘catalyst’
Crossrail represents a catalyst to respond to some of London’s congestion challenges, increasing capacity by 10% through carrying 200 million passengers a year and adding to London’s ‘bottom line’ with homes, offices and shops in the process.
14 Feb 2018
Diversity pays dividends, declare designers
Achieving greater diversity in the workplace results in a happier, more rounded workforce, but also pays dividends on the bottom line. However, the architecture and related professions must try harder to be more representative of the city they work in – in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability.
13 Feb 2018
London at ‘tipping point’ over housing crisis
London risks becoming a ‘hollowed out’ city just for the wealthy, with the creative ‘buzz’ supplied by young people going with them as they seek more affordable housing elsewhere.
8 Feb 2018
Long-term stewardship makes sound business sense, say Great Estates
Creating vibrant places with good, flexible buildings, cultural attractions, a mix of retail and residential and attractive public realm makes sound business as well as placemaking sense. But it requires a long-term vision and ‘stewardship’ of the kind many of London’s historic estates have employed successfully over centuries.
6 Feb 2018
London Plan must seek public consensus to succeed
Politicians and property professionals must work harder to effectively work together with communities if demanding housing targets are to be met and London is to thrive. This was the key response from over 1,000 professionals, politicians and community groups at the Big Debate, organised by New London Architecture, to discuss the key policies guiding the draft London Plan.