Introduction

London’s southern waterfront is being transformed at an unprecedented rate. From Battersea to the Thames Barrier, the skyline is pierced by cranes and new buildings. Extensive developments on old industrial sites are bringing thousands of people to the newly built riverside flats, offices, cafés and shops. New neighbourhoods are springing up; established communities are watching…

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Opportunity Areas

The current London Plan identifies 38 Opportunity Areas and 7 Intensification Areas, between them covering almost 19,000 ha of land around London. Opportunity Areas are defined as areas that can accommodate at least 5,000 jobs or 2,500 new homes or a combination of the two, along with other supporting facilities and infrastructure. Intensification Areas are…

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Lambeth Palace

What is a good city for all?  How are we creating it?  Senior clergy from the Diocese of Southwark, with kind permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury, are meeting senior political, creative and policy leaders at Lambeth Palace on 12 February. The Archbishop will lead the interviews and will be asking them A good city…

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What they say

From Aristotle to Zac Goldsmith, everyone has an opinion. “Riverside developments offer a chic, lock-up-and-leave lifestyle that appeals to both national and international buyers and investors.” Savills Estate Agents. “There are two things scarce matched in the Universe: the sun in heaven and the Thames on earth.” Sir Walter Raleigh “Cities need a mix of…

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The Bridge at Waterloo

The Bridge at Waterloo will create a centre where young people from Lambeth and Southwark can come to learn life skills and gain experience that will lead to employment. This much-needed initiative has been devised and led by St John’s Waterloo and is based in its large, historic parish church in the heart of the…

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Speakers

Following a degree at Trinity College, Cambridge, the Most Reverend Justin Welby spent 11 years – both in Paris and London – working in the oil industry. In 1989, Archbishop Justin felt called to ordination, after which he spent the next 20 years serving across Coventry, Liverpool and Durham dioceses before becoming the Archbishop of…

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A brief history

The southern waterfront’s string of creative establishments and new developments are possible only because of its history, which is quite different from that of the riverside to the north. From Roman times, the area at the south end of London Bridge was the gateway to and from continental Europe. As Chaucer recounts, pilgrims started their…

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A commitment to engage

The history of the church on the south bank is almost as old as the history of London itself. From the earliest Saxon times to the burning of Southwark by William the Conqueror and the carving up of south London by the railways, the church has consistently and actively offered hospitality, cohesion and service to…

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Contact

The first point of contact is the Archdeacon of the area concerned. Archdeacon of Wandsworth The Venerable John Kiddle john.kiddle@southwark.anglican.org 020-8545 2440 (office) 07590 636966 (mobile)   Archdeacon of Lambeth The Venerable Simon Gates simon.gates@southwark.anglican.org 020 8545 2440 (office) 07730 363267 (mobile)   Archdeacon of Southwark The Venerable Dr Jane Steen jane.steen@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9413…

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Creating Places of Sanctuary

The first church in the Parish of Christ Church was built in 1670, paid for by a legacy from John Marshall, a local businessman, on land given by William Angell, the Lord of the Manor of Paris Gardens. Since then there has been a continuous history of the church engaging with local issues and needs.…

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Creating Outstanding Schools

The Thames Clipper, the Emirates cable car, the London tube network, British Rail and London buses all take you to the Parish of East Greenwich.  The long stretch of river round Greenwich Peninsula is the boundary of a parish which is seeing fast changing growth and development. From the 02 in the north to the…

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Latest News

Find the latest news and downloads from #AGoodCity here, including items from the gathering at Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Diocese of Southwark, Jude Kelly, Sir Edward Lister, Cllr Peter John, Rob Tincknell, Dr Noha Nasser, Sue Foster, Bob Allies, Revd Dr Andrew Davey and Mike Hayes on 12 February.

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