Ben is the director of the Centre for London.
Ben Rogers is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment.
Prior to joining the Centre for London Ben was an Associate Director of IPPR from 2003 – 2007 and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, DCLG and The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he was responsible for producing the cross government strategy World Class Places.
Ben has written several acclaimed books on philosophy and history, published in the UK and the US, and is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He is a visiting fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Ben tweets from @ben_rog
Centre for London is a politically independent think tank focused on the big challenges facing London.
Expanding London's airports is an apparent necessity, but all plans are now on hold. How are we going to cope with London's growing air transport needs without building more airports or runways? Is it possible and will a tightening of capacity slow growth?More
The Thames is one of London's greatest assets but also presents one of its more pressing challenges. How can improvements to the quality of the architecture and public spaces, and more use of the banks and the river itself be financed, managed and delivered?More
London has not built enough homes for it's growing population. The city has more households in temporary accommodation and longer council waiting lists than any other region. How will be manage, finance and find space for the 41,000 new homes we need to build per year?More
Ben Rogers says London should make an effort to promote itself to the rest of the UK.
Ben Rogers argues that the London Mayor should have greater powers over schools performance.<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal.dotm</o:Template> <
Ben Rogers says London should have tighter tax loopholes for foreign nationals buying property, proposal #4 for the Mayor.
Why fairness is more important than toughness in securing people's compliance with the law.