Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, set out his personal vision for London’s future development, and discussed his plans to ensure that the city’s growth benefits all Londoners.
London’s population is at an all-time high, and continues to grow as fast as any period since the 19th century. This growth brings challenges of increasing pressures on housing, workspace, local services, infrastructure and heritage, but also brings opportunities to strengthen London’s position as one of the world’s greatest cities.
In A City for All Londoners, Sadiq Khan set out his intention to write this new chapter in London’s development according to the principles of ‘good growth’. After a welcome by LSE Interim Director, Julia Black, the Mayor described what good growth will mean for London and Londoners, and how he intended to work with London’s developers, architects, planners, local authorities and communities to deliver it. Following his speech, Sadiq Khan joined a panel chaired by Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, Tony Travers. Panellists included: Sadie Morgan, architect and commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission; Jackie Sadek founder and Chief Executive, UK Regeneration; and Ricky Burdett Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities.