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More homes in less space: living at high density in London

Scanlon, Kath, Blanc, Fanny and White, Tim (2018) More homes in less space: living at high density in London. . LSE London, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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London has historically been a low-rise city of terraced houses and private gardens. However, if it is to accommodate a rapidly growing population without impinging on the Green Belt, as Mayor Sadiq Khan has promised, then new developments across the capital will inevitably be at higher densities—that is, more housing units per plot of land. The new London Plan calls for residential densification as an urgent policy priority. Dense new towers, courtyard blocks and riverside homes are popping up across London, but there has been little research asking residents themselves what works and what doesn’t. Since 2016, a team of LSE researchers has been investigating how residents experience living in high-density housing 1. About the project This report summarises our findings. The full report can be found here:

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 23:16

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