Leeds re-imagined: thinking about the new normal

Posted Posted in Planning, Streets, sustainability, Wellbeing

‘Moving on, moving better?’ Rachael Unsworth questioned in last week’s blog post, considering what cities can learn from the current crisis. With our present lives on hold it also brings about the time and opportunity to rethink our future, and the way that we design and live in our cities. City-makers from everywhere are responding […]

Moving on, moving better?

Posted Posted in Streets

Urban geographer and director of Leeds Walking Tours, Rachael Unsworth, asks how we can learn from the lockdown. Across the UK, quite rightly, city leaders are planning for life after lockdown. Where I live, in Leeds, City Council Leader Judith Blake has told the Yorkshire Evening Post ’Our task will be to reset and restart […]

Colouring London

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The Create Streets team were delighted to recently attend the launch of the new Colouring London platform and support the fantastic work of Polly Hudson in partnership with University College London. Colouring London is a free website designed by University College London that collects, collates, visualises and allows people to download statistical data about every […]

Creating Communities 2019 – what, where, who and how?

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Yesterday Create Streets and Onward hosted the Creating Communities 2019 conference and U+I’s headquarters in central London. An incredibly broad range of people and perspectives gathered for a day of discussions, presentations and debate; the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; the Chairman of Homes England; the Chief Planner; Tony Pidgley; landowners, […]

Happiness: a blueprint for the sustainable future

Posted Posted in Design, Wellbeing

Create Streets Fellow, Sofie Pringle, asks if user happiness can create a more successful neighbourhood. Creating the successful neighbourhood is important, especially in an increasingly urbanising environment. Happiness is a critical component of this. If we could distil the ‘happiness’ feeling that a person experiences in a given space, irrespective of the social activities and […]

Building up gently with consent?

Posted Posted in Planning

Kieran Toms, reflects on yesterday’s announcements on planning reform. Yesterday it was that time again – the red briefcase was dusted off and the budget was revealed. As well as the big headline announcements, the Budget review on Planning Reform  also emerged from the Budget Box. Here at Create Streets we were very pleased to see that some […]