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Research & Ideas

Our work is focused on four interlinked research programmes to tackle the city's critical challenges and ensure that London is in the best possible position in the face of Brexit.

Global Capital

Over recent decades London has re-established itself as one of the world's economic, political and cultural capitals. This programme explores how London can maintain its international​ prominence and the soft power that underpins this, while strengthening relations with cities and regions across the UK.

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Accommodating Growth

London’s population has passed its historic high point and is projected to continue to rise. Work under this programme examines how the city’s infrastructure – from transport to housing – can accommodate this growth, while improving affordability and quality of life for all.

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Skills & Opportunity

London's success depends on its ability to develop, attract and retain talented people. Londoners of all ages need a world class education and skills system if they are to prosper in a fast-changing economy. This programme explores ​the ways in which London's labour market is evolving; how the city can best secure the talent that it needs; and how we can ensure that every Londoner can make the most of the opportunities the city offers.

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Community and Public Services

All ​Londoners, regardless of age, wealth or occupation, depend on our city's public services and rely on its social capital. This programme looks at the challenges facing London's public services​ and explores ways of strengthening the voluntary ties, neighbourhood networks and public spaces that hold the city together.

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Manifesto

17 May 2017 | Richard Brown, Nicolas Bosetti

Better Brexit, Better City The manifesto out a series of policies and measures that the next Government and the Mayor of London should adopt to make a success of Brexit for the capital, backed by a new alliance of city leaders.

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Nate Edwards

Essay collection

12 December 2017

London Essays – Play Essays exploring the opportunities for play in the capital, from childhood to adulthood.

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Nate Edwards

Essay collection

12 December 2017

London Essays – Play Essays exploring the opportunities for play in the capital, from childhood to adulthood.

See all essay collections