In a time of rapid change, what is London's place in the world and how can it succeed as a global city?
Like other global cities, London has benefited from globalisation, but the growth that comes with it is putting huge pressures on infrastructure, amplifying inequality and driving a wedge between London and the rest of the UK.
Examining London’s place in the world post-EU Referendum vote, The London Conference 2016 discussed how the capital can remain prosperous and well-connected while keeping growth inclusive. We also looked at London’s economic and social responsibilities to its citizens, and to the nation.
On the day, we heard from David Miliband and Paul Collier on the refugee crisis; Deputy Mayors Alicia Glen (New York) and Jules Pipe (London) on planning for regeneration in a global city; Professor Benjamin Barber on how cities should step up to solve global problems; Tony Travers on devolution; economist Vicky Pryce on London’s prospects post-Article 50; Wolff Olins CEO Ije Nwokorie on improving London’s brand in the UK; innovation expert Charlie Leadbeater on five scenarios for London’s future, and many more.