Ben Rogers is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment.

Prior to founding Centre for London in 2011, Ben was an Associate Director of IPPR from 2003 – 2007 and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, DCLG and The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he was responsible for producing the cross government strategy World Class Places.

Ben has written several acclaimed books on philosophy and history, published in the UK and the US, and is an experienced journalist and broadcaster.  He is a visiting fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is a member of the Mayor’s new London Finance Commission. Ben is also a member of the King’s Commission on the Future of London and on the Advisory Board of the Mile End Institute.