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Minding the gaps in London with Graeme Craig

Ask any Londoner what the city’s greatest challenge is and they’ll probably mention the housing crisis or, more specifically, the affordable housing crisis.

Over the last 40 years, London’s population has boomed from 6.9 million in 1980 to 9.6 million today. London now hosts 6 million jobs, £1.5 trillion of housing assets and a £4 trillion property asset base.

All of that growth has put enormous pressure on the affordability of living and working in London.

In this episode we meet Graeme Craig, CEO of Places for London – an innovate, TfL-owned property company that is transforming how under-utilised public land can be developed with the private sector.

What does this new model of place-making mean for London’s people and communities, and how might a different approach to property investment help tackle some of London’s persistent challenges?

Theme music on this episode is by Phill Ward Music (www.phillward.com)

Show notes

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To learn more about Places for London and their ambitions as a company, click here.

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A full transcript of the episode including all participants is available here.