Transforming Suburbia

13 Aug 2015

For all their virtues, the inter-war suburbs need to change – they are land-hungry, energy-hungry and car-dependent – but local democracy and owner-occupation make large scale change almost impossible. How can we modernise the suburbs, increase the number and variety of homes and reduce car dependence – but maintain the space, greenery and independence that people value?

This report shows how urban intensification of suburban London can increase housing supply, promote economic activity, improve local service provision and reduce congestion – whilst improving the quality of life, the choices available and the sustainability of the suburbs. Doubling the density of just 10% of the outer London Boroughs could create one million new homes.

Download the report here