This blog takes a look at some of the best writing and public critiques of Thomas Heatherwick‘s Garden Bridge proposal.
London’s success as a global economic powerhouse is perhaps more widely acknowledged than analysed. This book, by leading global cities expert and Centre for London Associate Greg Clark, seeks to remedy this by considering how London got where it is today, and setting out the challenges still facing us.
This report from the London Society revisits the initial aspirations of those who devised the city’s green belt in the first half of the twentieth century and provide a spotlight beneath which it can be considered in the context of London today.
London’s air pollution could be reduced by over a third, carbon emissions cut by 80% and noise pollution reduced significantly, if it was to switch to only electric forms of heating and transportation by 2035, according to consultants WSP.
Knight Frank’s Prime Central London Rental Index has tracked the performance of London’s prime rental market since 1995. Compiled quarterly, the index is based on the valuation of a comprehensive basket of properties throughout our central London office network and is based on rental evidence.
While the official consultation on the Mayor of London’s ambition to build two new separated cycle superhighways across the city has come to an end, this blog argues that those who are against the plans are still making their case strongly behind closed doors.
This is the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee’s second report into Transport for London’s and the Mayor’s, pursuit of commercial sponsorship of parts of London’s transport services.
One of the final acts of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the launch of a new photo gallery to archive 100 of the most memorable images of the construction of London’s Olympic and Paralympic venues and facilities. The images reflect the work of the ODA since it came into existence in 2006, and include iconic aerial photos from 2007 to 2014, showing the development of the Olympic Park, and how it changed as the construction programme progressed. They are being made available on the photo sharing website, Flickr, for non-commercial download and use as the ODA prepares to close.
g15 has commissioned Real London Lives, a major three-year longitudinal study from the University of York. Its latest report presents the findings of in-depth qualitative face-to-face interviews with working-age housing association residents from across the capital. The report confronts many of the stereotypes attached to people living in social housing.
The first part of this paper offers an overview of the main aspects of gentrification, triggers, development, investment, protagonists, and then move on to identify recurrent urban and architectural characteristics of gentrified areas. The central portion of this paper then focuses on the relationship between urban form and gentrification in five cases of gentrified urban areas in London, which have already been focus of studies on gentrification of a sociological nature.