London Futures: Building a new vision for London to 2050 and beyond

Working with leaders from across London, including the Mayor of London, London boroughs, national government, businesses, universities, charities, and community groups we undertook an ambitious, multi-year strategic review of the city to shape London’s future to 2050 and beyond.

The London Futures review was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take a long-term, strategic approach to the city. There are many directions that London could take in the future, but we believed the city lacked a shared vision to navigate the many challenges it faces and the trade-offs that will need to be made. During this project, we established what Londoners want London’s future to be like and what the city’s priorities should be. In our final report, we share a new vision for London.

Read the final report – Greater London: A New Vision for A Better CIty

More about London Futures

In September 2020 we published the first report from the London Futures review, London at a crossroads.

The report reflects on the city’s successes over the last 30 years, highlights its persisting challenges, and explores London’s possible futures. We set out five potential future scenarios to provoke an honest conversation about the considerations and trade-offs that London will have to make.

In February 2021, we launched ‘Your Future London’ – an interactive platform where Londoners could learn about how London is doing today, explore our future scenarios for the city, and have their say in London’s future. The choices that users make on the platform reveal what they care about, the direction they want the city to take, and what their ideal future London would look like. We also gave Londoners the opportunity to share more detailed thoughts about London’s future through a consultation form. Finally, we worked with partners to explore these possible futures through further research, events, and workshops. And we wrote up the discussions at five roundtables which brought together leaders from different parts of the cities’ DNA together to reflect on and debate the big challenges ahead. You can read these below.

Blog: How do we create a healthy city?

BLOG: Neighbourhood based growth in a global city

Blog: What would a fairer London look like?

BLOG: What will London’s place in the world look like in 2050?

Blog: How should power and democracy evolve in the capital?

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