The mayor believes the economic recovery should force developers to rethink their commitment to social housing.
A new station will be built at Barking Riverside where a town with a population of 29,000 - the same size as Windsor - is planned.
The Mayor has written to Home Secretary saying he supports the anti-riot measure. The move has infuriated members of the London Assembly.
Today is Australia Day.
Ahead of the occasion, London Mayor Boris Johnson was awarded the title of "Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK 2014" at the Australia Day Foundation's annual awards ceremony at Australia House last night.
He spoke to ITV London about his love of Australian food:
Boris Johnson says his cycle safety priority is improving 33 dangerous junctions in the capital.
He had said he'd improve 100, but says the money will be better spent on targeting fewer roads.
Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports from a cycling seminar held at City Hall today.
Boris Johnson has come under fire for his latest promises to improve cycle safety at the capital's road junctions.
The Mayor said in the next few months, Transport for London will set out a programme to make 33 junctions safer.
But the Green Party claims his plans still don't go far enough, and more urgent action is needed.
The Sun's Political Editor has said that Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith want to run for Mayor of London in 2016 as part of a job swap with Boris Johnson.
Critics who say the Mayor is failing to tackle London's housing crisis say he must use a keynote speech on the subject today to begin to tackle the problem.
Boris Johnson is launching his new draft Housing Strategy for the capital.
– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Tessa has undoubtedly made a huge contribution to the fabric of our city and its people. But it is her work on the Olympics that stands out.
As mayor of the host city I worked closely with Tessa in the run-up to London 2012, a Games that she played a huge part in ensuring were indeed the greatest ever staged.
I wish her well in whatever path she may choose next!
Tottenham MP David Lammy, another of those who have expressed an interest in being Labour's London mayoral candidate, was among those paying tribute to Tessa Jowell on Twitter:
Sad my good friend @jowellt standing down after 21 years of service. Feel very fortunate to have worked alongside her as Culture Minister.
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna added:
My Lambeth neighbour, political mum and Labour legend, @jowellt, has announced she is stepping down at the next General Election this eve
In a letter to her Dulwich and West Norwood constituency party she said quitting the south London seat was "the hardest decision I have ever taken", adding:
– Dame Tessa Jowell MP
It is really too early for anyone to be declaring themselves ahead of the local elections next year and the general election in 2015.
I love London and, of course, when the time comes will think hard about whether I should offer myself as a candidate.
Dame Tessa Jowell has fuelled speculation she is preparing for a bid to run as London's Mayor after announcing she will retire as an MP at the next general election.
The Labour MP played a crucial role in bringing the 2012 Olympics to London. Her Commons career will come to an end after 23 years in 2015.