Homes & Spaces

London's Future

London is growing rapidly. We need more homes, jobs, and business space for everyone. 

Future London should offer attractive places in which to live, do business, work or play. We must harness the benefits of new technology to help us become more efficient, for example, using London data for apps and ‘smart buildings’ that adjust their own energy use.

These are a few ideas, but what do you think is important for London’s future?

Are there places that could be improved or developed? What about technology that might benefit Londoners, or London itself? Share your ideas below.

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Brexit and moving London forward

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London voted to stay in the European Union, but the country voted to leave. The coming months will bring the start of negotiations that will steer its way forwards through a ‘Brexit’ process and beyond.

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The future of the suburbs

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To make space for London’s growing population we need to build more homes. To avoid building on the green belt, this might mean densifying parts of outer London - which may then become more like inner London.

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Tall buildings

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Outside of the City of London, a tall building is regarded as any building that is 10 or more storeys, or significantly taller than its surrounding context. Some taller buildings in London can be helpful, as they deliver more floor space for the same amount of land.

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Culture

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What do you get from taking part in cultural activities, and what does that mean to you? Are there any aspects of London’s cultural offer that are particularly important to you or make it stand out from other cities?

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More powers for London

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has re-formed the London Finance Commission (LFC) to help the Mayor and London’s local authorities improve the tax and public spending arrangements for London in order to promote jobs, growth and greater equality. 

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Town centres and high streets of the future

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What do you like about your local high street or Town centre? What do you think high streets and town centres should consist of to survive alongside out of town shopping centres and online shopping? More cafes, markets or entertainment like cinemas?

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Growing older in London

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These days more of us are living longer, which is changing the structure of our society. In the UK as a whole there are more people over state pension age than children.

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Challenges for the capital

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London will be the biggest it’s ever been by 2030, with 10 million inhabitants. What do you think is the biggest challenge we face? Could it be transport related? Air pollution? Not enough school places, jobs and housing? Energy/water supply? Tell us what you think.

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Meeting our future needs

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In our recent discussion about good growth one of the issues you brought up was providing the right infrastructure (the transport, schools, hospitals and so on) to meet the needs of new developments.

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New community in E20 - two years on

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Back during the 2012 Games, we asked community members here what would make a great community in Stratford, as part of the Olympic legacy. Some of your ideas included:

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Smart London live chat

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