London College of Food This project is exploring how a London College of Food might work in practice.
London faces an acute shortage of affordable housing, eroding living standards and undermining the economy. Housing poverty, overcrowding and homelessness have risen. Many homes and neighbourhoods suffer from poor design and planning, and communities feel shut out from the way their city is changing. Our research looks for new ways for London to meet its housing needs, build better neighbourhoods, strengthen communities, enable better use of land and buildings and unlock investment. We want every Londoner to have access to good quality, affordable housing, regardless of their income, age or background.Research
London’s labour market is rapidly evolving and too many Londoners are barred from the opportunities the city offers. Skills gaps hamper employers and workers alike. Low paid and poor quality jobs leave many people struggling to get by or advance. Pockets of unemployment persist. And these challenges may intensify as the continues to transform. Our work looks at the changing nature of work in London, with a focus on skills, social mobility and labour market inequalities. We want London to be a place where workers are fairly paid, feel fulfilled and secure, and able to adapt as the economy changes.Research
London's position as a global city is vulnerable to the fast-changing global economy and the uncertainties of Brexit. Concerns about regional balance within the UK throw London's role into question. Our work seeks to sustain London’s global status and strengthen its contribution to the UK, through greater devolution, governance reform, and building strong partnerships between government, civil society and business.Research
London’s transport infrastructure is under increasing strain and public transport costs remain high. Cars still dominate London's roads, contributing to air pollution, congestion and road danger, and degrading the public realm. London also needs to face up to the global climate emergency by minimising its contribution to climate change and adapting to its consequences – in everything from transport, to construction, to economic and population growth. Our work aims to create a sustainable transport system which is fair for all. We're also working to improve the public realm, healthier environment and a resilient low carbon city.Research
Reclaim the kerb: The future of parking and kerbside management in London This report makes the case for a more strategic approach to managing parking and the kerbside, and for reallocating street space to uses that Londoners value.
Core Values: The Future of Central London This report looks at the current challenges and possible futures of the capital's central district, making recommendations to ensure it can thrive as a place to live, work and visit.
London ideas 3 How can central London cope with the demands placed on it?
Building better, beautiful places in London How can we strengthen the way we plan, develop, design and run our build environment? Ben Rogers assesses the findings of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.