Welcome to our London 2070 report, which sets out our vision for the future city region.
Cities are constantly evolving – never more so than now. The London metropolitan area is facing acute social, economic and environmental challenges caused by a combination of urgencies: recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, climate change mitigation and keeping pace with unprecedented technological change.
To meet these challenges, we need to think well beyond today. Our London 2070 report deliberately sets out to look beyond most policy makers’ timelines in order to think beyond what has already been imagined. We start with the three main challenges facing London today: inequality, the need for resilience, and connectivity, then set out 10 big ideas for the future of the city region, covering economy, community, homes, town centres, transport, healthcare, energy and resources, food, water, and environment.
Whilst these ideas cannot be exhaustive, they highlight opportunities which should form part of a coordinated plan that can be progressed now for the long-term success of London and its city region.
In an era of growing inequality in the capital and nationally, and to have a pro-active response to accommodating climate change, we need a city that is resilient, interconnected, responsible and balanced – this is our vision for London 2070.