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Issue I: Soft Power

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Forthcoming Events

  • The London Hustings
    21st April 2015 6:30 pm

    Centre for London is partnering with the Evening Standard to host a major public hustings where we will ask: How should Londoners vote in the 2015 General Election?


  • London Essays: Soft Power

    13th April 2015

    Centre for London launches London Essays, a new journal for London. We will be publishing the essays 3 to 4 times a year, with each issue focused on a particular theme or challenge of relevance to London and other cities. Issue 1 looks at London's soft power.

  • This Is For Everyone: Connecting Young People and the Tech City Cluster

    25th March 2015

    How can we best address the digital skills shortage facing East London's 'Tech City' cluster? We call for London's tech firms to collaborate in scaling up a series of digital learning programmes to meet the skills gap and boost local employment.

  • Trading Places: Maximising London's Exports Potential

    10th November 2014

    Trading Place looks at the changing patterns of London’s exports and of the value and accessibility of services designed to support forms with export potential.

  • The Brightest Star: A Manifesto for London

    27th October 2014

    The Brightest Star, Centre for London's Manifesto for London, sets out a bold agenda for the capital, centred on the devolution of power from central government, alongside measures to strengthen the accountability of London leaders.


  • Do London's MPs care about housing?

    15th April 2015

    Londoners are twice as likely to cite housing as a major political issue than voters in other parts of the country. But is the issue high on the agenda for the capital's MPs?

  • London has so much creative power, and it needs to stay that way

    13th April 2015

    Deyan Sudjic writes in the Evening Standard on London as a global centre for creativity. A longer version of his article appears in the first edition of our new journal London Essays.

  • Welcome to the Londonsphere

    12th April 2015

    Simon Kuper writes in FT Weekend Magazine on London's future. His article is taken from the first edition of our new journal London Essays.

  • Are London MPs a distinctive breed?

    9th April 2015

    London is an outlier in terms of its economy and demographics, but do London’s MPs reflect this difference or are they merely creatures of their parties, indistinguishable from MPs from elsewhere in the country?