London’s population has recently passed its pre-war peak in 1939 of 8.6 million, with projections of 10 million people or higher by 2030. Yet the capital’s success in attracting people as well as economic growth creates a serious challenge for the provision of additional homes and infrastructure, resulting in significant pressure to densify. How can we meet people’s needs, while creating popular and lasting places rooted in our city’s distinctive urban traditions?
This NLA breakfast talk launched the report ‘Superdensity the sequel’ by the four leading architectural practices (HTA, Levitt Bernstein, Pollard Thomas Edwards and PRP), who presented a follow up to their 2007 report Superdensity, in which they put forward a series of recommendations for creating high-density developments that will be successful in the long-term.
If you were unable to attend you can watch the talk here.