New London Architecture

NLQ Issue 40

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To mark the 40th issue of New London Quarterly we put out a call for 40 ideas to shape a better London. 

From micro to macro, and across all sectors of the NLA network, we asked for ‘the best blue-sky but workable concepts to improve the city, expressed, where possible, as a pencil or pen sketch on a napkin’. 

This issue features the best positive ideas for the capital, whether they be economic, social, environmental, political, spatial, big, small, interim or long-term solutions, that could have a positive impact on the shaping of the city. We selected the best 40 from around 200 submissions sketched on a napkin, along with short descriptions of the ideas in no more than 100 words. 

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Issue Details

Published September 2019

Team credits
Editor, David Taylor . Editor-in-chief, Peter Murray. Editorial director , Lara Kinneir. Sub editor, Julia Dawson. Editorial support, Aurelia Amanitis. Publisher, Nick McKeogh . Production, Michelle Haywood and Merry Arnold. Photography, Agnese Sanvito. Design and art direction, Stefano Meroni.

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