London ideas: Urban innovations to transform the city

This event has already taken place.

The capital’s future depends on its ability to innovate, re-invent and develop new ideas. This event is the next in the series of London ideas, projects, trends and ideas that could transform London for the better.

This event put a spotlight on the latest urban innovations. We showcased innovators whose ideas could help London tackle some of its critical challenges.

The second event of the series featured six speakers with quick-fire presentations.


Emcee: Marie Le Conte, Journalist
Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

Nico Bosetti, Centre for London, presenting on how London can learn from meanwhile use of public spaces in Paris
Hilary Powell and Dan Edelystyn,
presenting ‘Hoe Street Central Bank’, a rebel bank printing its own notes and buying back local debt
Saba Shafi,
The Advocacy Academy, presenting a social justice programme for young people from marginalised communities
Simon Hicks,
Foster and Partners, presenting LOOP Smart Green Spaces app, helping London’s worker access underutilised green space for improved mental health
Megan Lucero, presenting ‘The Bureau Local’, a collaborative investigative journalism network launched in response to the decimation of local newsrooms


Got an idea which could help London? We’re crowd-sourcing ideas to feature at our future London ideas evenings and in the magazine. If you’ve got an idea which could help the city, we’d love to hear about it.

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