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Saturday, 30th January 2016

UK: Up or Out: A False Choice - Options for Londonís Growth

Source: London Assembly (UK)

From Executive Summary:

This report looks at where London’s housing and infrastructure growth might take place and how it can be balanced with ensuring a high quality of life for all residents.
In 2016, London will have a new Mayor who will be a central player in determining how the capital will grow - and where the expected one million new Londoners will live in the coming ten years...

To assist this debate the report identifies where housing might be built (sites and locations) and how density can be increased sustainably through innovative design approaches. It specifically focusses on three aspects:
• Whether the “compact-city” approach can deliver the homes needed without jeopardising sustainability, particularly in Inner London;
• How density can be increased through different typologies and whether tall buildings contribute to meeting housing need; and,
• How areas in suburban London and around London’s boundaries might contribute more homes.

Continuing to accommodate growth within the city’s boundaries will mean London’s population density will inevitably increase to levels that are double those of Paris, Rome or Berlin.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 1.3 MB)



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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