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Home - LondonEnergy Ltd. London Housing Crisis Explained: Past, Present & Future - Hitchcock & King. Click here to view in full resolution Copy the embed code to share on your website! <div style=”clear:both”><a href=” src=” width=”600″ border=”0″ /></a></div><div>London Housing Crisis: Past, Present and Future. Created by <a href=” and King</a></div> London Housing Crisis Explained: Past, Present & Future In 1801, London’s population was just over a million. The population grew steadily during the 19th and start of the 20th century, and by 1931 the average size of a household in London was almost four people. What’s affecting the building of new homes?

A number of factors are affecting the building of new homes in London, including the following: House Bill. Green Spaces: The Benefits for London. Crossrail Explained In 2 Minutes. Changing the debate: video animation on the impact of immigration on the UK. London Now London Future. Must try harder. For the second time, the High Court has ordered the UK government to take more urgent action to reduce air pollution. Superhighway to cycling heaven – or just a hell of a mess? | Life and style. They are “doing more damage to London,” said the former chancellor Lord Lawson in the House of Lords, “than almost anything since the Blitz.” In the same spirit of absurdist hyperbole, they might be said to be the most transformative public works since Joseph Bazalgette built London’s sewers and river embankments. They are not, but they do have the potential to change the spirit and character of the capital and of other cities that follow the same path, as well as making its transport cleaner, healthier, safer, more efficient and better able to deal with growing pressure of numbers.

They might even prove that the city’s former mayor Boris Johnson was capable of doing something right. “They” are the cycle superhighways, the most conspicuous of several measures promoted under Johnson. They add up to an unprecedented plan, which is to make the sprawling, awkward, inconsistent city of London bike-friendly. The route, called the east-west cycle superhighway, is contentious. Regeneration - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have opened up even greater possibilities by reinventing the southern, more urbanised part of the Lee Valley. As the owner of two London 2012 venues on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) and 35% of the parklands on it, the Authority has been working closely with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to establish QEOP as one of the most important visitor destinations in the UK.

The Authority sits on joint working groups made up of the LLDC, local authorities and other private and public sector stakeholders to deliver a QEOP which will be at the heart of the capital’s newest and most dynamic urban district made up of world class sport and leisure facilities, an exciting events programme, state-of-the-art industries and thriving neighbourhoods. The Authority is also playing a pivotal role as part of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium to aid the economic development and regeneration of the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor. Cycle Superhighways. The truth about London's air pollution | Environment. “In the morning, this traffic island is packed with children and pushchairs and they are about a metre from all the exhausts,” says Shazia Ali-Webber. She is walking her three boys to school in Hackney, the eldest of whom, Zain, is eight and asthmatic.

Crossing choked Mare Street, where the heavy traffic grinds slowly past, is her biggest concern. “Children’s lung development is affected by air pollution: they have smaller lungs for life,” she says. “The government’s new plan says pollution will not fall to legal levels till 2025. But I don’t have time to wait: Zain will be 18 by then. Ali-Webber, like a growing number of people, is alarmed by the illegally high levels of air pollution across London and other UK cities, largely caused by diesel vehicles that meet emissions limits in official lab tests but emit far more on the road. Unlike the smoky pollution of the past, NO2 is a hidden killer. Parents start arriving to collect their children, who stream out noisily. Since you’re here… Mayor refuses permission for development to protect Green Belt.

Building on the green belt crucial to solving London's housing crisis | Housing Network. In a city with demand for housing as high as London, it might seem odd for the mayor to intervene to stop office space and commercial properties being redeveloped as new homes. Yet that’s exactly what Boris Johnson did last week, by publishing new guidance aimed at preserving the capital’s “central activities zone”, which runs from Paddington to Aldgate, for retail, office, cultural and business use, and to ensure that these areas don’t get lost to new housing. While no one doubts the urgent need to address London’s housing crisis – around 50,000 new homes are needed each year for the next decade to meet demand – supporting the city centre as a place to work and do business will be just as vital in ensuring that London continues to be a successful global economic centre in the years to come. Indeed, over the past two decades the central areas of London have started to play an increasingly important role in driving economic growth across the wider city.

The Observer view on London’s wealth gap | Opinion. The cliche of London as a tale of two cities is well-worn. But new research published by the Trust for London shows it is deservedly so. Striking new figures show that the proportion of households classified as either poor or wealthy has grown across the country in recent decades, leaving a shrinking middle. But it is in London that the trend is by far the most pronounced. London is now a city of contradictions. It is the richest part of the country, but also its most unequal, with the highest levels of poverty. It is home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate, but has the highest proportion of renters of any area of the country, many of whom are locked out of home ownership.

It has some of the world’s best teaching hospitals, but suffers from profound health inequalities. It is also by far the most culturally diverse part of the country, a melting pot of ethnicities, languages, faiths and traditions, more liberal and tolerant than the rest of Britain. Why Greater London should be made into an urban national park | Public Leaders Network. Last year I visited all 15 of the UK's national parks. I explored windswept tors, hidden gorges, wild waters and enjoyed the view from the top of Britain's highest peaks.

During this journey I could see something was missing: a major urban habitat. Covering up to 7% of the UK, urban areas are recognised by Natural England as a distinct habitat, and by that definition London is truly remarkable. The population of 8.3m shares the city with 13,000 species of wildlife that inhabit the conurbation's 3,000 parks, 30,000 allotments, two national nature reserves, 36 sites of special scientific interest and 142 local nature reserves. A massive 47% of London is green space, making it one of the greenest cities in the world for its size. The statutory purpose of national park status is to "conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area" and "promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the park by the public.

" Garden Bridge - Introducing London’s iconic new landmark | Garden Bridge. The Proposal - Greater London National Park City. 47 per cent of London is green space: Is it time for our capital to become a national park? | Environment | The Independent. High up on a grassy hillock alive with wild flowers, a man wearing a beard and sturdy shoes addresses more than 100 young explorers. The sun strikes their faces and the surrounding landscape. It would be a scene of bucolic wonder were it not for the bottle tops and fag ends at their feet, the concrete and glass blocks that dominate the skyline, and the rumble of flight paths, railways and the frantic Mile End road.

Yet former geography teacher Daniel Raven-Ellison, who has to shout to be heard, has come to an oasis of green in what feels like East London’s grey desert to present a radical vision for the capital. He believes passionately that the eight million people inside the city – and everyone outside it – should change the way they see it. As part of an unlikely but rapidly growing new campaign that is as simple as it is ambitious, he is trying to turn London into Britain’s newest national park.

The first-year students, who are mostly strangers to each other, are quiet. Reuse content. The Urban Wild Project - Green Roofs, London. Crossrail in numbers. Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital.

General Crossrail info Crossrail is Europe’s largest construction project – work started in May 2009 and there are currently over 10,000 people working across over 40 construction sites. Over 100 million working hours have been completed on the Crossrail project so far. Crossrail will transform rail transport in London and the south east, increasing central London rail capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Current construction activity Work to build a ‘London tunnelling marathon’ of 26 miles (42km) of new tunnels beneath London completed on 26 May 2015.

Tunnelling information Crossrail, jobs and Supply Chain Skills and Legacy Sustainability Property Impacts General Benefits Increased capacity: The Crossrail effect: the top property hotspots along the Elizabeth line tipped for house price growth | Property news | Homes and Property. Asking prices for homes along the newly named Elizabeth line — already affectionately nicknamed the Lizzie line — have soared by up to a third in 12 months, and new research suggests the gravy train may have plenty of steam for years to come. There are no losers, though there are very definite outperformers. Exclusive research from Rightmove reveals the best-performing sections of the train line formerly known as Crossrail are those at its furthest reaches.

While no great revelation for property veterans, novice home seekers should bear this point in mind. The best investment areas include plain-Jane but affordable Abbey Wood in south-east London, and ravishingly pretty and desirable Taplow, an affluent commuter town in south Buckinghamshire. Meanwhile, a new report by property consultant CBRE, published today, predicts that average prices around Elizabeth line stations will increase 3.3 per cent per year above local house price growth until the line launches in 2018/19. Map Shows Largest Migrant Population In London. London is a melting pot. According to the 2011 Census, one in three people (37%) in London were born outside the UK. So where is everyone coming from and where are they are moving to in the capital? The map below displays the largest migrant populations by country of birth in each of London's 32 boroughs. The darker the shade of the flag, the larger percentage of people from that country were born abroad. You can see that the outskirts of the city have a smaller foreign-born population compared with inner-London: Graphics: Business Insider/Data: London Datastore The chart down here presents the data.

Data: London Data Store The data was made available by the London Data Store, the official provider of free data from the Greater London Authority. What's The Effect Of Immigration On London? With net migration to the UK reaching an all-time high and a refugee crisis sweeping Europe, we wanted to know what the effect of immigration on London has been. We asked Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and a Senior Fellow in the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe programme. Read more of his research on immigration. Professor Paul Collier, a respected development economist at Oxford University, and author of an influential book arguing for a more restrictive immigration policy, wrote recently that “the 2011 census revealed that the indigenous had become a minority in their own capital”. By “indigenous” he meant “white British” — apparently if you’re a black, Asian or mixed-Briton London isn’t “your capital”.

With one in eight babies in London of mixed heritage, these attitudes appear quaint and old-fashioned at best to most of us. But it’s worth looking back on how we — all of us Londoners of all colours and origins — got here. London Datastore. Britain's fastest growing cities are all in the south – and its shrinking ones all in the north. The long-awaited 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are finally here -- long-awaited, of course, because it’s been painfully clear for a long time now that these games are going to be an ungodly, nightmarish, train wreck of a mega event. Forget those campy, ultra-high-def slow-mo montages of athletes strutting their stuff as the music from “Chariots of Fire” plays in the background that seem to appear on the world's TV stations every time the Olympics rolls round: the main reason people are paying attention this timeis out of some sadistic desire to see just how miserable a flop the 2016 games are going to be.

Yes, it’s been one of those Olympics, where everything that can go wrong does go wrong, and everything that can’t go wrong goes wrong anyway. That something had truly gone afoul during the preparation for Rio’s cherished mega-event had already become apparent well over a year ago to many outside observers (cough, cough, told you so). Runner up: Porto Maravilha Plan. 2011 UK census webmaps and layers available in ArcGIS Online — Esri UK. We have been working on improving the way to access UK census data and have provided 2011 UK census data as a series of dynamic map services allowing users to change symbology, view pop-ups and carry out analysis using the data in the ArcGIS Online Platform.

These services will replace the Census map services currently available for the UK through the free Esri UK Online services. These services will be retired on the 8th of December 2014. The Census web maps and layers available through ArcGIS Online take five of the key themes from the 2011 UK Census and symbolise these using three sub-themes for comparison purposes. The individual maps have also been consolidated into a ‘UK Census 2011 Story map’ available from the ArcGIS Online homepage - The table below shows the themes and sub themes that are now available as web maps:- The web maps can be viewed through the ArcGIS Online viewer or within ArcGIS for Desktop.

London's Olympic legacy: a suburb on steroids, a cacophony of luxury stumps | Art and design. ‘Legacy,” said Sebastian Coe, the triumphant chair of the London 2012 bid, when the UK capital won the right to host the Olympic games, “is probably nine-tenths of what this process is about – not just 16 days of Olympic sport.” Four years on, his nebulous L word has become a tangible thing, a concept that rambles across 560 acres of east London’s Lower Lea Valley, in the form of housing, shopping malls and some rather large sheds.

You can now live, work and play in the Olympic legacy, and shop and eat there too, while marvelling at the cranes busy summoning further chunks of legacy from the ground. That London has a lasting physical inheritance from its two-week £12bn jamboree is indisputable, but what kind of place is the promised Legacy-land turning out to be? So far, it’s an odd one. The sports venues are all enjoying healthy afterlives, some at more expense than others. In fact, you don’t need to look hard. Even so, the life of the tenants should brighten it up. About Us | East Village London E20. Sustainability | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Olympic legacy: which housing areas have won gold? Olympic Park legacy starting to fulfil its huge expectations.

London 2012 and the Lower Lea Valley | UrbanisticaTre. Olympics 2012 have changed the Lower Lea Valley beyond recognition | UK news. Regeneration - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. KS3 FactSheet EastEndregeneration 2. GEOCASES: Case Study: Urban Regeneration: The London Olympics 2012. The area where London is a world-leader: its polluted air. The truth about London's air pollution | Environment. Cycle Superhighways. London calling for an end to its housing crisis - Co-operative News.

Businesses impacted by London’s housing shortage | CCH Daily. London housing shortage one of Britain's 'biggest public policy failures of the last 50 years' | London. London will be left behind unless policymakers address housing crisis. London-map-deprivation-improved-accessibility. Poverty and inequality in London. Urban greening in the City of London | Sustainability at LSE. Green Spaces The Benefits for London. Urban Greening | Greenspace Information for Greater London.

Impact-of-Crossrail-briefing-paper. The Crossrail effect: high-speed rail network is set to add £5.5 billion to property values | Property news | Homes and Property. Crossrail. Crossrail. London Docklands: An Update. Silicon Roundabout: New Tech Hub In London. Hipster power: Shoreditch tech sector to overtake City 'over next five years' | Technology. Shoreditch outperforms prime central London — but at what cost? London - living conditions and quality of life.

London Ethnicity. London's population by ethnicity | Poverty Indicators | London's Poverty Report. London's Growth Boroughs. London Population Is set to Boom as Some Northern English Cities Fade, Predicts UK Government Report. London’s booming: how the city’s population surged past pre-war peak | Cities.