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London ideas: An optimistic future

Welcome to the fourth issue of London ideas. Through essays and interviews, we'll be exploring what an optimistic future for the capital looks like.

London has had an extraordinary year, but as we emerge from the pandemic there are reasons to be hopeful. Our city is changing fast, and we want to be part of an ongoing discussion and debate. What might an optimistic future for London look like?

This issue of London ideas looks a little bit different. We will be publishing three waves of new thinking every couple of months right here.

This month we published our second wave of ideas, with pieces on on reimagining London’s transport network, lessons from around the world for placemaking and an interview with a big thinker.

What do we want our city centre to look and be like in the future? How will we move around? Where will we want to live, work and spend our time?

Perhaps the greatest reason to be optimistic about change to our city is that we have ‘bounced back’ and changed so many times before. What are the ingredients for London’s continued success?