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)
On 15 December 2015 DCLG has announced appointment of Create Streets to their new Design Panel alongside Sir Terry Farrell, Quinlan Terry, Roger Scruton and RIBA, RTPI and Design Council. You can see the announcement here. We look forward to working with other members of the Panel and the Housing and Planning Minister to help ensure new homes are popular and well designed.