New programme: Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, seemingly offering huge scope for innovation to help solve intractable urban problems. But the concept can be hard to pin down, let alone integrate into the complex work already carried out by London’s local authorities and built environment sector. At the moment, getting started … Read more

Capturing Value – Briefing

Source: https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/business-economy/vision-and-strategy/infrastructure-plan-2050

Our latest briefing paper on the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 examines how to harness property value uplift to fund London’s infrastructure needs, looking at existing powers and new options to consider.

Conference: Surface Tension

As London’s population expands, so does the subsurface infrastructure supporting the city’s critical systems. This half-day event will examine how our underground infrastructure interacts with the urban realm above.

Getting on the map

This excerpt from our Crossrail as Catalyst report explores the importance of perception along the route — especially for stations new to London’s Tube map.