July 2019

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Last weekend saw London come alive as tens of thousands of people from across the world flooded into the city for the iconic annual Pride parade celebrations. This year’s theme was “50 years since Stonewall”, marking the progress we have made from a time when the LGBTQ community was persecuted...

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This week is the first London Climate Action Week. It comes in response to UK Parliament declaring a national climate emergency. MPs are now calling on the government to make changes that include setting a new target of reaching net zero emissions before 2050, an acceleration of the current target...

June 2019

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ABP London are on a mission. A mission to create a community. Placemaking is a phrase that has been bandied around in our capital in recent years and something we’ve explored previously. And despite efforts to capture current thinking more, developers, in particular, have received a lot of criticism for...

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Let’s take a moment to admire one of the best ideas for the London skyline so far this year – possibly ever: a rooftop infinity pool with 360-degree views over the city. Planned for the top of a 220m skyscraper and designed by Compass Pools, the engineering alone is immense....

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How have millennials changed the definition of placemaking through shipping containers, and is this model a passing trend or a concept here to stay? It has been said before that millennials are less concerned with leaving a physical legacy than the generations previously. This may account for the influx of...