Create Streets is a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment.
We encourage the creation of more 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 three policy victories so far.
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)
In a survey of 258 local residents 99% preferred Mount Pleasant Circus with its streets and conventional urban form to the blocks and towers proposed by the landowner. The scheme would also be worth up to 30% more over time. Read our latest report co-published with the Legatum Institute or watch the movie here !
Terraced streets provide up to 30% more value and more popular development