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.
We support reform of the planning system to make it more effectively responsive to what people like in the built environment and campaign for community-led building and locally-supported estate regeneration to deliver 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)
19 August - Who are we building for? - our latest column in Building Magazine
7 August - Creating Streets in Lambeth published today by Flora Neville. Short-listed London mayoral
Grey Street (c) Northern Horizons