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Growing well: Making new places fit for the future with Ben Rogers from the Centre for London

May 15, 2019

15 May, 2019
Kindly Hosted by Lendlease

London’s population has passed it’s historic high point and is projected to continue to rise. The city’s infrastructure – from transport to housing – is under pressure to accommodate this growth, while improving affordability and quality of life for all.

As London’s growth continues, the importance of growing well – of ensuring that growth makes the city better for all it’s citizens as well as bigger – is assuming greater prominence.

To give a perspective on how London is accommodating this growth, we were pleased to offer members the chance to hear from Ben Rogers, Director of the Centre for London.

Ben is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment. Prior to founding Centre for London in 2011, he was an Associate Director of Institute for Public Policy Research and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, Department for Communities and Local Government and The UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Ben has written several acclaimed books on philosophy and history, published in the UK and the US, and is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He has been involved in many London focused initiatives and sat on both the first and second London Finance Commission.

The presentation from Ben was followed by an expert panel discussion which also included:

Professor Helen Lochhead | Dean, UNSW Built Environment
Natalie Slessor | General Manager, Workplace & Change, Lendlease
Alex O’Mara | Deputy Secretary, Place, Design and Public Spaces, Department for Planning and Industry

The Committee would like to thank Lendlease for generously hosting this event.


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