London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

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Explore the future role of Londons outer town centres in accommodating London’s significant population growth in NLA’s latest Insight Study. How could policy and development help support Londoners to live and work across a multi-centred city?

London is growing. As central London becomes increasingly unaffordable and as the population continues to expand, many people and businesses are settling beyond the centre.

This new NLA Insight Study - informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops - examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city - creating a sustainable, liveable city.

Examining the evolution of London and its towns, how this is changing, how we should shape them for the future, the report also showcases the results from our Station Sites charrette and 150 developments, ideas and initiatives currently underway across outer London - from masterplans, mixed-use buildings, workspaces and public realm improvements, to retail, leisure and community interventions.

This publication forms part of the London’s Towns series and is supported through October 2017-January 2018 by a major public exhibition and a three-month programme of events.

London’s Towns forms a key part of our year-round London Boroughs programme.

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London's Towns events programme

Event

The London’s Towns events series will delve deeper into some of the key issues affecting the growth of the capital’s outer centres.

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London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

Exhibition

Exploring the important role town centres are playing in accommodating London's population growth, this exhibition showcases the results from our latest Insight Study - showing how they are being reshaped to provide not only great places to live, but also to work, to serve the needs of local communities while supporting London as a whole.

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London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city

London is growing. As central London becomes increasingly unaffordable and as the population continues to expand, many people and businesses are settling beyond the centre. This new NLA Insight Study - informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops - examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city - creating a sustainable, liveable city.

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