Dave Hill, formerly the Guardian’s award-winning London commentator, is behind the ‘On London‘ website, and online publication that seeks to report and explain how this extraordinary and complex city is changing in these momentous times. Here he explains what the site is trying to achieve, and why he’s running a crowdfunding campaign to provide extra resources.
London’s infinite capacity for change and renewal, its endless churn and swirl, are central to its appeal – at least, they are to me, who escaped into the city from small town attitudes in 1979 and have never wished to leave.
Yet the speed of its evolution in recent years has created concern as well as excitement. London’s population and economy have boomed, but these signs of success have also engendered problems, anxieties and resistance.