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Taking back the city: Guerrilla Gardening in London

Future London’s newest team member considers how Londoners can enact their right to the city through guerilla gardening.

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What makes a 24-hour city?

The announcement of a 24-hour Night Tube in London has been welcomed by local residents and urban planners. This video published by The Economist explains the historical reasons for London’s early closing hours. It also looks at how a 24-hour city better reflects modern life and population movement in the city today.

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Top architects and planners back new London Cycle Superhighways

Some of London’s top architects and planners come out in support of new cycle superhighways for the capital.

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World’s Best Places to live: The Global Liveability Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) most recent liveability ranking shows cities in Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland and New Zealand as the ideal destinations, but is this ranking a true reflection of the cities we live in and will it be used as an instrument for strategic planning?

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Watch: Why is it so expensive to build in London?

This video from the Economist reveals how these high costs arise thanks to the city’s historic infrastructure. Vast networks of underground tunnels, unexploded World War II bombs, ancient Roman ruins, and narrow medieval roads all contribute to the complexity of construction in the city.

Smiljan Radic's Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by George Rex/ flickr

London’s summer pavilion

Every year a patch of Hyde Park is transformed according to a different architect’s fancy. Take a look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.

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Voices of the City: Papa Omotayo

This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.

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WATCH: The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings?

Watch a key debate on one of the biggest issues facing the future of London’s built environment. To rise up and up or to continue to build the urban fabric at a scale and height

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The best public spaces in Europe?

A look at this year’s winners of the prestigious European Prize for Urban Public Space.

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Wake-up call for high-rise developments in London

Justinien Tribillon delves into the debate around the future of London’s skyline.