23 Jan 2017
The battle for cleaner air in London
London mayor Sadiq Khan is ‘absolutely committed to tackling air pollution’ in the capital - but the city could take a leaf out of Paris’ book with its radical plans implemented quickly across the region.
17 Jan 2017
MPs hear visions for London’ future
The APPG on London’s Planning and the Built Environment met at the Houses of Parliament this week to hear visions for the capital’s future - and debate how we could get there.
22 Dec 2016
A message from Peter Murray
The one thing we can be certain of in 2017 is that uncertainty will continue as Article 50 is triggered and negotiations with Brussels begin in earnest.
13 Dec 2016
Capital ideas for working London
Technology, wellbeing and placemaking were all to the fore last night as Next Gen practitioners unveiled their capital ideas for the future of work at a PechaKucha session held in Shoreditch’s Trampery.
12 Dec 2016
Lambeth and Lendlease looking for more workspace
Local authorities across London should mirror Lambeth’s approach to encouraging developers to build more workspace, while forming educational ‘clusters’ and knowledge quarters is already proving a viable draw for those building new offices.
8 Dec 2016
Make space for work, London and New York told
London and New York are facing up to similar issues over population growth and a lack of affordable housing but must each make greater efforts to retain and grow workspace in the city without destroying their respective characters.
5 Dec 2016
Don't Move, Improve! Shortlist Announced!
A kitchen on wheels, a sunken garden bath and a £25k extension all feature on New London Architecture’s ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ 2017 shortlist. The annual competition, which this year received a record number of entries, showcases London’s best extensions and home improvement projects that demonstrate exceptional innovation in the creation of new living spaces for Londoners. ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ was recently recognised by Dezeen’s inaugural Hot List as one of the world’s most popular design awards programmes.
2 Dec 2016
Making industrial land work in London
London is facing unprecedented pressure on its industrial land, with the added threats of permitted development rights making the situation worse. So how does the city begin to accommodate the kinds of uses that, ultimately, help to make the capital tick?
30 Nov 2016
New London Sounding Board - Autumn Statement Response
‘A modest first step’, but icebergs loom for London from Hammond’s Autumn Statement
28 Nov 2016
Regeneration needs ‘reset’ to forge good placemaking
London must emulate the words of former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa and create a city that is successful for children, and therefore for all people. To get there, however, it needs to allow for creativity and play at a local level via the creation of flexible places, managed with tolerance. But it must start with a root-and-branch ‘reset’ of how the world of property engages with those it designs for.
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