Guest article: how London cycling policy can drive good economic growth

This article is written by Peter Murray, who is chairman of the influential New London Architecture forum and of the executive committee of the London Society, a friend of this website. He has recently become one of the London Mayor’s […]


Grenfell Tower: Labour councillor questions siting of government taskforce at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall

A dispute has broken out over where the government taskforce set up to support a long term recovery plan for Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) residents impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire should be located, with an […]


East London boroughs achieving highest affordable housing outputs

Waltham Forest has been the London borough where the highest “affordable” percentage of new homes has been built in recent years, while Tower Hamlets has seen the highest total number built, according to official data compiled for the London […]


Battle to become Labour’s Lewisham mayoral candidate gets underway

Update, 28 July 2017: All five Lewisham councillors profiled in the article below have been shortlisted to take part in the candidate selection contest. Ballot papers will be sent out early in September, voting will […]


Grenfell Tower: Kensington & Chelsea publishes rehousing policy, though other issues remain

On Friday, Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) published its approach to permanently rehousing former residents of Grenfell Tower and the adjacent Grenfell Walk who lost their homes, their possessions and in some cases loved ones as […]


Why Sadiq Khan has enthused London housing associations

Recent analysis by Estates Gazette suggested to that knowledgable journal that one part of Sadiq Khan’s strategy for improving the supply of “genuinely affordable” new homes in London – incentivising commercial developers to include a minimum 35% […]


London housing: the big gaps in Anna Minton’s Big Capital

A Grand Narrative explaining London’s present housing problems has evolved in recent years. Emanating from a Protest Left intelligentsia of academics, upmarket liberal journalists, oppositional politicians and media-savvy neighbourhood activists, it helps sustain the populist belief that […]


Grenfell Tower: why survivors of the fire might resist accepting temporary homes

Information about the people who lived in Grenfell Tower compiled by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) might help us understand a little more about why the process of re-housing the survivors is […]