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London 2062 Symposium Series

In March and April 2012 UCL and Future of London (FoL) brought together a range of leading academics and practitioners to debate the actions required over the coming decades to ensure the delivery of a sustainable future for the capital.

The symposium series is now complete, and outputs related the sessions will be made available on this site. 

For more information about the series please email us (london-2062@ucl.ac.uk).

London’s Energy Future

19th March 2012

London’s demand for energy resources comes from three primary activities: heating buildings, transport and electricity. London has always imported most of its energy as coal, gas, oil and electricity. Renewing London’s energy infrastructure will be vital for maintaining our position as a ‘world city’ over the next 50 years as the centres of global economic activity shift eastwards. This event brought together sector specialists to debate the technological and policy challenges facing practitioners in the coming years to ensure that London has a forward looking energy strategy, that is resilient to major global shifts.

Chair: Andy Deacon, Head of Local Delivery, Energy Saving Trust

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute
  2. Peter North, Senior Manager – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy), GLA
  3. Prof. Bob Lowe, Professor of Energy and Building Science, UCL Energy Institute
  4. Bob Fiddik, Team Leader - Sustainable Development & Energy, LB Croydon

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London’s Housing Challenge

4th April 2012
Executive Suite, Front Engineering Building, University College London


Chair: Will McKee (Chair, Mayoral Outer London Boundary Commission)

Speakers:

  • Dr Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Lab and UCL Bartlett School of Architecture)
  • Sofie Pelsmakers (UCL Energy Institute)
  • David Lunts (Interim Executive Director for Housing, GLA)
  • David Baptiste (Head of Housing Supply, LB Ealing)

The future continued growth of London will expose sharper housing differentials in the decades ahead. In 2031, London’s population is expected to be 10.1 million inhabitants which implies a need for about 1.6 million new houses and 1.5 million replacement houses. Numbers and space requirements are but two of the issues here; there will also be new demands and pressures caused by accessibility and the liveability of individual places. This event will bring together leading academics and practitioners to debate how we overcome the immediate financial and delivery challenges facing the housing sector to meet these larger long term challenges for London.

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The Future of the London Economy

20th April 2012

Executive Suite, Front Engineering Building, University College London

Speakers:

  • Mark Kleinman, Assistant Director for Economic and Business Policy, GLA
  • Michael Edwards, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
  • Jurgen Essletzbichler, Geography, UCL
  • David Fell, Director Brook Lyndhurst

London’s position as a centre of global trade and finance is at once a source of resilience and vulnerability. London’s economy has shown itself to be diverse enough to absorb major shocks so far, but the future of the financial sector is highly significant to the future of London. The future of London’s finance sector depends on the recovery of the global economy and the development of the Asian economies, which may increasingly attract financial as well as manufacturing industries. Past investments in infrastructure and human capital provide a strong foundation for maintaining a position of global strength, though by no means secure it. This event will explore the key actions that need to be undertaken to maintain, grow and diversify London’s economic strength in the years ahead.

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The Future of London Transport

23rd April 2012


Executive Suite, Front Engineering Building, University College London

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Chair: Brian Collins (Chair of Engineering Policy, UCL Faculty of Engineering Science)

Speakers:

  • Prof. Sir Peter Hall, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • Dr Robin Hickman, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • Richard Di Cani, Director of Transport Strategy and Planning, Transport for London
  • Ian Lindsay, Director of Land and Property, Crossrail Ltdg

Alongside increases in population size and economic activity, demand has risen for all modes of transport across London. Congestion currently occurs on the radial routes into the city, on the orbital routes around the city, and at key points where long distance and short distance commuting traffic intersect in outer London. Air traffic and the use of London’s five airports have also increased. In 2003, the Department for Transport reported that air traffic had increased six fold between 1970 and 2002, to some 200 million passengers per annum. By 2020, the figures are projected to double again. This event will explore the range of potential, modal, technological, and policy responses to these trends to ensure that London develops a sustainable transport system in the years ahead.

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