With housing high on the political agenda, what are the major issues London faces around estate renewal, and how can central and local government work with partners to tackle them?
Many of London’s housing estates are in need of upgrading to suit modern standards. However, the process is often fraught with difficulty, with increasingly strained council resources paired with wary residents and ageing estates which are increasing expensive to maintain as they decline. With government cuts hitting hard, London’s local authorities are working with new methods and partnerships to ensure social housing remains liveable and desirable to its communities, whilst also intensifying housing numbers – so what does this look like? From refurbishment and intensification, to demolition and rebuilding, how can estate regeneration projects excel sustainably and socially?
Discussing shared issues and best practices in regenerating council estates, this research will examine key case studies from London and further afield to ask how local authorities can create quality housing for Londoners that makes best use of scarce land and resources.
Throughout 2018, NLA will be exploring estate regeneration, bringing together key experts with roundtables and tours. The results will launch in Spring 2019 with a major exhibition, publication and series of events.