A city of Londoners: understanding the changing needs of London's residents
London is facing critical challenges in housing, climate change, working conditions and social cohesion. In the past ten years, how have Londoners changed? And how are they coping in the face of these challenges?
London’s transport system is under increasing strain. How can it continue to handle population and economic growth, while supporting underprivileged groups? What do Londoners want from their local transport and how can the next Mayor deliver?
Planning to create a more equitable city: London and New York
What are the advantages and disadvantages of New York’s zoning system in terms of planning certainty, community engagement, and quality of design? Marisa Lago shares her experience of planning for a better city.
These brief visual presentations (15 slides of 20 seconds each) will offer new ideas for London. The audience votes for the winning concept. This year, the session explores the theme of food in the capital.
Connecting Londoners: place, neighbourhood and social isolation
London has been ranked one of the world’s loneliest cities. What are the root causes of social isolation in London? What’s the role of built environment and social infrastructure in building strong and inclusive communities?
Personal reflection: London’s faith communities on the frontlines of violent crime
As public services struggle, faith communities are playing an increasingly vital role in promoting civic engagement, safety and cohesion. Imam Mohammed Mahmoud reflects on his 15 years working with young Londoners in increasingly polarised times.
For many Londoners buying their own home or renting at a reasonable cost seem distant dreams. What type of homes do Londoners want and need, and what partnerships and policies are required to build these?