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The Values of LandOld Oak Common, London
Urbanism has become a pseudo-financial institution, regulated and validated as such. The value of land in cities has gone beyond what can be produced, instead into what can be ‘stored’ by land. For the last decade, OOC has been touted as the answer to the housing shortage of inner London, as an ultra-connected business district, as a new commercial centre for London; providing over 24,000 homes and 65,000 new jobs - a promised land for the future of London’s growth. By proposing strategic changes to UK planning, what architecture would be created by a system understanding space as a social responsibility rather than asset.