Report launch: Overcoming London’s Barriers

Launched on 11 December, Overcoming London’s Barriers, shares practical approaches to addressing barriers and their impacts, collected through a year of research and discussion with cross-sector practitioners throughout London.

Beyond borders: Overcoming administrative barriers

Future of London’s Overcoming Barriers programme is looking at the impact of both physical barriers, such as roads, rail and rivers and administrative boundaries across London. The geography and impact of London’s administrative boundaries may not be as immediately obvious as those of its physical barriers, are no less relevant … Read more

Overcoming barriers: Linking up Lewisham

field trip group in Catford

On 1 Aug, we visited Lewisham and Catford to learn how LB Lewisham is leading the way on transformative schemes to overcome major physical barriers, including removing a major roundabout and realigning the South Circular.

Overcoming physical barriers roundtable

physical barriers roundtable discussion

Major roads, railways, waterways and other infrastructure are integral for connectivity within London, but ironically risk causing local severance, dividing and cutting off communities. At our 19 July roundtable, senior cross-sector practitioners shared experiences of tackling physical barriers.

Smarter Cities: Royal Docks charrette

royal docks charrette discussion

At the final event in our Smarter Cities project, we invited participants to a charrette at the Crystal to develop ‘smart’ ideas for the Royal Docks, one of London’s largest development sites.