Sustainable town centre renewal will aid economic recovery, says London's deputy mayor.

Town centre renewal will play an important role in recession recovery, according to London deputy mayor, Ian Clement.

Clement, who is deputy mayor in government relations said:

"The economy is in trouble, there's no doubt about that.

"The mayor Boris Johnson will put forward proposals for recession recovery that will be published before Christmas."

Ian Clement was speaking at New London Architecture's conference ‘Placemaking: creating a destination' today, 30 October.

The conference is part of New London Architecture's London's Towns exhibition held at the organisation's Store Street headquarters.

"We want to enhance the quality of life for Londoners. We want to promote good quality, liveable neighbourhoods.

"We do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past."

Ian Clement added that the Greater London Authority was gathering evidence and looking at the capital as a strategic whole:

"We need to ensure communities are just that - not simply large housing estates.

Clement added: "We can use great words like ‘sustainable' but we must mean it and ensure we do it."

 For more from the conference, see Horticulture Week magazine 7 November.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.


Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer