Strong towns and Lego movies

Posted Posted in Urban Design

Nicholas Boys Smith reflects on the important international lessons of the Strong Towns movement. On Monday 9 October 2023, the Create Streets team were lucky enough to be able to host breakfast for Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of the American charity, Strong Towns. We were also joined by some excellent developers, officials, architects and […]

Let New Yorkers pick the new Penn Station: Put all the different plans on display so the public can see them

Posted Posted in Guest Blog

This article by John Massengale is reprinted with permission from New York Daily News. The powers-that-be at Pennsylvania Station have new ideas about the future of the important gateway to New York. But look at what they do rather than what they say. When you go down the escalator between the NJTransit hub and the Long Island […]

A fork in the road for Bath

Posted Posted in Guest Blog

Britain’s architectural landscape offers much to celebrate, but it is in a fragile state and, even if the prognosis may be improving, its future health cannot be taken for granted. We face a choice as to which way we move forward with the new development our growing population needs. On the one hand there is […]

The Promise of Cambridge

Posted Posted in Samuel Hughes

Gentle density in the best tradition of Cambridge. Create Streets Create Streets fellow, Samuel Hughes, reviews today’s announcement on Cambridge development… One of Britain’s familiar problems is a failure to build homes and laboratory space in Cambridge. As everyone knows, Cambridge leads the world in many research fields, and this research generates huge numbers of […]