NLA's sixth Tall Buildings Survey is an annual report that provides the only comprehensive analysis of all tall buildings, over 20 storeys, which are proposed, in planning or under construction in London.
London Tall Buildings Survey 2019
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Which areas of London are seeing major changes due to tall buildings? What is the impact on local neighbourhoods and how do the planning system cope with the challenges that tall buildings bring? How do we ensure these are of the highest quality of design and do not harm London’s rich historic heritage?
London is a relatively low-density city if compared with other European capitals such as Paris and Madrid. Yet, the increasing pressure to accommodate a growing population, expected to reach over 11 million people by 2050, and the commitment to contain the sprawl within the Green Belt, prompts the need to re-think how to make better use of the scarce amount of land available – ‘if we can’t build out, we need to build up’.