How to Make Cities

How to Make Cities

How to Make Cities London has some exceptional examples of how the art of placemaking has been used to overcome very significant economic and physical barriers and allowed major development schemes to repair damaged or unattractive parts of the urban fabric. If these...
Olympic Legacy – the Millennial View

Olympic Legacy – the Millennial View

Olympic Legacy – The Millennial View As a paid up member of Generation Y, I’m part of a key demographic group for whom the London Olympic Legacy was originally conceived. The weighty 300 page Local Plan adopted by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)...
The Garden City Model

The Garden City Model

The Garden City Model On the face of it, the ideals of Ebenezer Howard which gave birth to the development of Letchworth (c. 1903) and Welwyn Garden City (1920) look like appealing templates for today’s urban regeneration challenges. The Garden City as a typology has...
Creating successful public and private partnerships

Creating successful public and private partnerships

Creating successful public and private partnerships Partnerships between local authorities and the private sector are on the increase as local authorities remain under pressure to deliver additional housing and improve their existing estates. The public sector is a...
London Games Legacy: Four Years On

London Games Legacy: Four Years On

London Games Legacy: Four Years On As we watch the thirty first Olympic Games in Rio, it’s time to reflect on the emerging legacy of London 2012 and consider the longer term impact on all host cities once the fanfares have faded and the athletes departed for home....