Perhaps a radical rethinking of what urban space is, and what it means to us, is a crucial part of the process that will help reduce the toxicity of our cities.
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A greater local control over diminishing resources, whilst the London vortex remains intact, will do nothing for the systemic issues outlined above. Indeed, I can hear Whitehall breathing a sigh of relief having got the some whingeing northerners and Brummies off their backs!
How much of the regeneration money that has been poured into east London is being shared with its existing population? How can its gentrification benefit all?
The wall around the Olympic Park has gone back up, and the media are pouncing on every opportunity to moan that the legacy is failing. Every day we wait, every miserable defeatist message results in local people becoming disillusioned and disengaged.
Ten of the best ideas for creating social and economic change in east London, from improving access to fresh produce to creating mixed communities of housing
New data maps the rapid growth in east London since 2001. But with evidence that gentrification is pushing marginalised people to the outskirts, Kirby Swales asks who has gained from the millions of pounds spent regenerating the area?
New Start's theme this month is east London, assessing how far the regeneration of the last ten years has impacted on its residents and profiling some of the organisations creating change in the area.
London politics has become dominated by a business-oriented vision of what the capital needs to be - London the World City, rather than London for its citizens and communities. Michael Ward, former deputy leader of the Greater London Council, proposes a new vision for the capital.
Good quality education is one of the UK’s most competitive exports and the sector’s value is projected to grow at 4% per annum. Right now we are in a double dip recession and we need all the help we can get.
Transform is currently on track to support local communities to regenerate and reactivate 70 derelict, unused and unloved spaces into vibrant new community gardens, food growing areas, riverside walks and local play areas.