Solving London's Housing Problem?

July 26, 2005 · by DesignIntelligence

There is growing concern among several groups in England that crowding will occur, not to mention a reduction in the quality of life, with the establishment of higher-density housing developments next to existing developments.

There is growing concern among several groups in England that crowding will occur, not to mention a reduction in the quality of life, with the establishment of higher-density housing developments next to existing developments.

In an effort to solve London's housing shortage problem, plans for a new area in Leeds called City East that would house 500,000 people over the next 25 years are being discussed by Britain's leading designers, including the mayor's chief architectural adviser, Lord Richard Rogers.

English Heritage, an agency dedicated to conserving the historic environment, is set to launch a campaign to save England's historic suburbs from the crowding that may occur with the new housing developments.

The difference, however, between this project and those in the past is that the focus of the new developments will be on areas that are already the most developed that have existing or planned transportation infrastructure, rather than on regenerating the entire region.

Post Comment

America's Best Architecture Schools 2014

Apr 22, 2014 · by DesignIntelligence

In association with DesignIntelligence, Architecture Record presents this year’s rankings compiled by Greenway Group, along with related findings of interest. Read full »

Mergers and Acquisitions: Ten Years Later. New Models...New Promise?

Apr 22, 2014 · by Phyllis Dubinsky

An updated look at M&A in the fields of architecture, design and engineering Read full »

America's Best Interior Design Schools 2014

Apr 22, 2014 · by DesignIntelligence

Which interior design programs are best preparing students for success in the profession? Read full »

Unsettled About Professional Compensation?

Apr 2, 2014 · by James P. Cramer

Innovating in response to evolution and change in professional practices Read full »

Winning Work Isn't About Who You Know, But Who Knows You

The Owners Dilemma

Topics

DI.net RSS Feeds

DI.net on Twitter

Research Support