Create Streets is a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment.
We encourage the creation of more and better urban homes with terraced streets of houses and apartments rather than complex multi-storey buildings.
Our main (though not exclusive) focus is London. We are campaigning for a London-wide programme of community-led building and estate regeneration which could deliver the homes London needs while building homes that are popular and stand the test of time.
We have had a range of policy victories so far including
The 2014 Budget followed our suggestion and created a £150m estate regeneration fund. The prospectus follows many Create Streets principles and cites Create Streets
In April 2014 the Government commissioned Savills to investigate the potential of our proposals
In December 2013, the GLA followed our suggestion and relaxed standard 3.2.5
Not just multi-storey estates, by Nicholas Boys Smith & Alex Morton
(co-published with Policy Exchange)
Interest in our research continues to grow. Nicky Gavron recently wrote this letter to the Mayor citing our work. And here are some recent articles on us in The Mail, The Times(£), The Independent and The Guardian (here, here, here & here)
Grey Street (c) Northern Horizons
Read our recent essay - a powerful condemnation of what we're currently doing to London - here