Community Green Grid

A speculative project linking community ambition, and the unifying force of growing, to wider strategic change.

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In a city where growing is one of the most proven ways to bring Londoners together, a new ‘Community Green Grid’ (CGG) – a community-led, local-level and long-term environmental strategy and contract – aims to create greener, more resilient neighbourhoods in the long term; a durable contract between developer, local authority and community to create, and care for, low-carbon, resilient and sustainable future places.

Over 10 years of working in London we have found that, even in situations where demographic and social divisions are at their most acute, people come together to plant, grow and garden – for food, for leisure, and for collective benefit. These multicultural gatherings happen in formal spaces like City Farms but also in incidental spaces such as leftover land within housing estates.

What if this unifying force were written into policy – at London Plan level – and used to create long-term stewardship over open green space in places of housing renewal and regeneration?

A speculative project for the @mayorofldn #AUFramework #GoodGrowthbyDesign


  • Client: Mayor of London
  • Dates: 2022

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