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London ideas – a platform for innovations that could change cities for the better

Centre for London is searching for the latest urban innovations from across London, the UK and around the world. We’re looking for ideas which could help tackle London’s challenges  – especially in housing, transport, skills and social exclusion.

Got an idea which could help London?

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

We’re interested in hearing about:

  • The findings from a pilot programme that looks like it’s working
  • Successful projects from other cities
  • Small scale projects that could be expanded across the city
  • Policy interventions

Submit your idea

What do you get out of it?

This is a great opportunity to put your idea to the test in front of some of London’s leading thinkers and doers.

We’ve created two platforms:

  1. London ideas event series

Three events will showcase new ideas by innovators in Pecha Kucha style presentations, watched by an audience of engaged urbanists. We held the first event in May 2018, with the second event set to be in September. The best ideas (as voted for by our audience) will also get the chance to be featured at Centre for London’s flagship event, The London Conference.

  1. A journal on urban innovation 

The London ideas journal will be sent to London councils, policymakers and civic, business and third sector leaders across London. It will combine compelling case studies, with essays, interviews with innovators and trend spotting. The first issue will be published in July 2018.

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This project has been generously supported by

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