A robust and highly engaging report from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities (2014), setting out the severe and growing problems facing our capital city and offering mid-rise housing as part of the solution. It explores some of the underlying causes of the lack of affordable home for ordinary people and poor design standards, within the development industry and housing market itself. Using international case studies from places such as Australia and Canada, it draws attention to the benefits that housing of middling heights can bring to place quality and to the development opportunities such as infill that can be unlocked to help in an overall strategy for sustainable walkable and generally better quality housing than London has had recently.
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