Research reports

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Mount Pleasant Circus and Fleet Valley Gardens: A case study By Paul Murrain, David Taylor, Francis Terry and Nicholas Boys Smith (September 2014)


Co-published with the Legatum Institute, a study of our proposals for Mount Pleasant. Our approach attracted 99% local support as well as generating more value and more homes

"Another excellent report from Create Streets"

Andrew Boff, short-listed candidate for Mayor of London

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Completing London's streets by Savills.


Nicholas Boys Smith and Paul Murrain from Create Streets contributed urban design and policy analysis to this report (January 2016)



Area 4 redraft

Foresight, Tenacity, Vision: Essays to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Housing Act with contributions from Graham Stewart and Nicholas Boys Smith (December 2014)


Two essays in Peabody and Wild Search’s commemoration of 1974 Housing Act focusing on how community resistance stopped post-war multi-storey construction

The homes London needs 

by Nicholas Boys Smith (February 2016)


A short version of our manifesto for a London Direct Planning Revolution



The homes london needs

A Direct Planning Revolution for London?

by Nicholas Boys Smith

(March 2016)

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£7 + p&p


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Heart in the Right Street

by Nicholas Boys Smith

(June 2016)

£10 + p&p

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