Case studies

An overview of some of our most successful initiatives and what they have delivered:

How to Review Planning Proposals (for officers and councillors):
Stonebridge, LB Brent – Download
Hackney Wick/Olympics, LB Tower Hamlets and LB Hackney – Download
Stanmore Place, LB Harrow – Download
St Andrews, LB Tower Hamlets – Download

Community Design Support: Design Review Training (for local communities):
LBBD Residents Urban Design Forum - Download

Youth Engagement:
See our My City Too web resource

See our Green Sky Thinking website

Art in the Public Realm:
See our Art in the Open web resource





The changing face of London


Read about all our pioneering programmes designed for people to learn about and advocate for the value of good design through first-hand experience


Regular polls, surveys and research into Londoners' attitudes towards design quality and built environment issues


Find out how Open-City provides independent advice and support to communities