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.

Our reports



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


We were cited in the Farrell Review (p78) and in David Lammy's recent paper on housing (p15)

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Create Streets in the media

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)

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Pop-up Poll

Following on from our Favourite Streets Survey we have just run our first pop-up poll. Full results will be made public imminently

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New column

Read the first of our new column in Building magazine here (you'll need to register but it only takes 2 mins)