LSE London and Berkeley Homes have been working in collaboration to produce a report on creating new communities in London. This film looks at the report's main findings. We identified six characteristics of a new London village: 1) It’s small and intimate and can be comfortably covered on foot, 2) It’s unique, and has an identifiable centre with its own atmosphere and sense of place, 3) It’s designed for social interaction with plenty of public and green space, and places for community events, 4) It’s locally driven and locally responsive, and residents are involved in decisions, 5) It’s functional; well served by public transport and with good access to core services like a doctor’s surgery, food shops and schools, and 6) It’s mixed – the community has a mix of ages, backgrounds and tenures; there are long-standing residents as well as new arrivals.
Video Type: CPD
Date added: 16-10-2016
London School of Economics LSE
In 1998, the London School of Economics established LSE London as a centre of research excellence on the economic and social issues of the London region, as well as the problems and possibilities of other urban and metropolitan regions. Today the centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London.