London as a World Class City
- 24th February 2012, 02:00PM
- Central London
London scores highly on most city indexes, but faces pressure not just from established cities like New York, but increasingly from emerging cities in the East. London's great strengths of openness, diversity and connectivity are threatened by its weaknesses in areas like housing, cost of living and airport capacity. How do city and national governments tackle this, in an era of austerity and competition?
The discussion will be lead by cities expert Greg Clark, and build on London: World City, the seminal 1991 report that first called for an inward investment agency for London and gave a policy focus on competitiveness in the capital. Greg will present his findings, in advance of the publication of a new, updated report due in the Spring.
The resulting report will be published in memory of Honor Chapman, founder and CEO of London's first inward investment agency.