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London’s local authorities are seeking to balance the unprecedented growth of the city with the wants and needs of their communities, set against a backdrop of decreasing government financial support.
Aiming to enable essential growth and maintain local vitality, new partnerships are forming across London – from Tottenham to Barking, Croydon and Barnet – but what is the role of joint ventures, public/private partnerships, local development companies, and so on?
How are these pragmatic development mechanisms performing, and what does this mean for the future of London’s outer centres? How is the role of the local authority changing?
What lessons can we take forward to ensure ‘good growth’ as new areas await regeneration? How can we engage communities to bring them along with change?