COCos: More than a flavour of the month

London’s housing need is well established. According to the Mayor’s Draft London Housing Strategy, the Capital needs at least 42,000 houses per year in order to satisfy demand, and is at the moment providing only around half that amount. While plans are underway to boost house-building through policy measures such as the Mayor’s recently announced … [Read more...]

Cycling in London steps up a gear

June 6th saw the latest instalment of the Hackney Cycling Conference, now in its third year. Hosted opposite Hackney Town Hall, the conference brought together transport planners, health specialists, and cycling enthusiasts to discuss the state of cycling in London, its benefits to the city, and how to promote cycling as a means of transport … [Read more...]

A healthier food system for London

Feeding a city the size of London sustainably is rife with challenges. From the rise of food poverty and food bank usage in the city, the impact of processed and fast food consumption, and issues around food security and provenance, it is evident that London’s public health relies heavily on its food system. This is understood across all levels; … [Read more...]

Regenerating New Southgate

The regeneration of Ladderswood is one of the key projects in the New Southgate masterplan which was adopted in February of this year (2011). The visit was on a bright and sunny day and many attending where principally from other boroughs. The site visit started with a walk around, followed by a presentation by Suzanne Johnson from the Planning … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders – Project Tracker

We joined Urban Initiatives for a knowledge sharing session yesterday, where six of our Future London Leaders - Sharon Strutt, Julia Williams, Shelley Browne, Jodie Yandall, Tom Dewey, Tom King - presented the findings from their work tracking three of London's live major projects. See their presentations from the event below. For more work from … [Read more...]