Designing in, with and for diverse communities is key to successful regeneration

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Stratford’s time is now, writes Lanre Gbolade in the latest in our Building [Re]Design series

Over the last year we’ve seen huge shifts in socio-economic, health, environmental and workplace dynamics due to the pandemic and major global movements including, of course, the Black Lives Matter protests.

The world is increasingly connected and diverse in more ways than ever and we have a challenge on us to develop and design places, environments and resilient economies that are adaptative and responsive to global and local socio-economic activities.

At a local scale Stratford, in the London Borough of Newham, represents one of the most diverse communities in the country and in building on the legacy of half-transformation from the London 2012 Olympics, it is set to undergo further regeneration in its old town centre through a Hawkins Brown-led masterplan.

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