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)
30 July - please take our third pop-up poll into how you would best want to build homes for London
30 July - our second pop-up poll shows 86% support for low and medium rise building
4 June - Watch our event, London needs to build the right housing not just more housing with Evan Davis, David Lammy MP, Ivan Massow, Toby Lloyd & Yolande Barnes. Thank you Legatum Institute for hosting
Grey Street (c) Northern Horizons