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Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.

Issue 22

Explore the art of Jazz and take a look at what the future holds for transport.

Jazz Hands

Miles Davis’ inspirational music is still being appreciated. As is his influence on culture and fashion. Davis himself wasn’t easy. Nor was he the most humble about his musical sway. At a White House dinner in 1987, the jazz musician was asked what he’d done to deserve to be there. Davis replied, “Well, I’ve changed music five or six times.” He was right.

The new film Miles Ahead, produced, co-written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is giving a new audience a fresh take on a period in the 1970s of the musician’s career. Out on Friday.

Mapping London's Population

London’s population has now reached its highest recorded levels since 1939.

At 8.6 million people, London’s population surpasses that of several small countries; in fact, if London were considered as a separate nation state it would be the 96th most populous on the plant, surpassing that of Wales and Scotland combined. The maps above, courtesy of The Guardian newspaper demonstrate just how large London is.

Of course the benefits of a growing population such as an increased intellectual, social and cultural capital and a broader ideas base should be considered in relation to sustainable infrastructure and housing to satisfy the needs of a growing population. As Londons appeal as a leading global city continues and its population is expected to exceed ten million within the next decade, we need to urge those in charge irrespective of their party political background to implement pragmatic and cohesive policies that ensure the delivery of vital housing and infrastructure improvements throughout London.

Giant Buses of the Future

Land Airbus is a proposed new system of public transportation which will enable traffic to move alongside or even underneath it. Using a cantilevered aerodynamic structure which moves along a system of train tracks the new buses will enable traffic flows underneath them while passengers sit on upper levels and gaze out at the views; this system therefore can be integrated into the existing system of overground traffic without causing any disruption. Once approved each bus will provide capacity for 300 passengers and each will have a unique vista to the city as there will be glass paneling throughout the upper deck.

Although the development is still in its preliminary stage, Land Airbus claim that the developments advantages, minimal disruption to surrounding infrastructure, lower running costs and a low carbon footprint will create an innovative urban transportation solution helping to remedy some of the issues that a growing urban population create. It is likely that the innovation will be first adopted in China before being adapted across Western cities.

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Food Photos and Hackney Canal
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RIP Sir Roger Moore
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