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Urban Jigsaw

Royal Academy of Arts, London


2015 saw London finally surpass its pre-war population peak. The metropolitan area of Greater London is now home to 8.6 million people, with little sign of the growth slowing down over the next few decades. As a result thoughts are turning to the suburbs or the Green Belt to help cope with London’s population increase. But even after the urban renaissance of the last thirty years, which revitalised the city centre – in part by redeveloping vast swathes of former industrial land – many brownfield sites still lie empty, unused and awaiting development. Read more.

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