Building recovery case study: Building communities in action

Reflecting on the past two years, it’s clear we need holistic, integrated solutions that put people at the heart of our thinking about the built environment. Through their Building Communities strategy, Countryside are taking a whole systems approach to improving the way they work with communities, to maximise social value in their projects and build sustainable, thriving places.

#LearningFromCrisis: Creating better use of public assets

Hackney Wick. #LearningFromCrisis: Creating better use of public assets

Many public-sector organisations tend to focus on the short term when developing property asset strategies. Increasing financial pressure forces them to prioritise a quick sale or lease at market rates over the long-term social and economic value these assets could generate. Yet maximising public asset value can be a vital … Read more

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.