The London Conference 2019


Overview Speakers Programme Sponsors Venue


A city of Londoners: understanding the changing needs of London's residents


London is facing critical challenges in housing, climate change, working conditions and social cohesion. In the past ten years, how have Londoners changed? And how are they coping in the face of these challenges?

Helping working Londoners to make the most of automation


Coffee Break

Creating a fair and sustainable transport system


Planning to create a more equitable city: London and New York


What are the advantages and disadvantages of New York’s zoning system in terms of planning certainty, community engagement, and quality of design? Marisa Lago shares her experience of planning for a better city.


Quickfire ideas for London

These brief visual presentations (15 slides of 20 seconds each) will offer new ideas for London. The audience votes for the winning concept. This year, the session explores the theme of food in the capital. 

Connecting Londoners: place, neighbourhood and social isolation


London has been ranked one of the world’s loneliest cities. What are the root causes of social isolation in London? What’s the role of built environment and social infrastructure in building strong and inclusive communities?

Coffee Break

Personal reflection: London’s faith communities on the frontlines of violent crime


As public services struggle, faith communities are playing an increasingly vital role in promoting civic engagement, safety and cohesion. Imam Mohammed Mahmoud reflects on his 15 years working with young Londoners in increasingly polarised times. 

Housing for Londoners: more, better, cheaper?


Conference close and drinks reception