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.

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.

Solving Severance: Start with the people affected

Finding effective ways to address how roads, railways, and other infrastructure slice through communities first requires analysis of where and how those barriers actually affect people’s lives. Integrated Urban Analysis and User-Focused Design are two ways of understanding impacts.