Imagining the Future City: London 2062

Last week, we participated in the launch of Imagining the Future City: London 2062, a cross-sector anthology that approaches the question of London’s future. The book is the culmination of Future of London’s work on the London 2062 programme headed by UCL’s Grand Challenge on Sustainable Cities. In Spring 2012, we partnered with UCL to … [Read more...]

London 2062 book launch

What will London look like in fifty years’ time? In the spring of 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL’s Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities to explore this question as part of their London 2062 programme. Housing, energy, transport and the economy were discussed and debated by leading academics and practitioners at a series of … [Read more...]

London 2062: An economist dreams of a sustainable city

When imagining a London of 2062, it is easy to get excited about the possibility of personalised jet packs, hover cars and low-cost space travel. My personal hopes are just as fantastical: I want to see microwave oven-sized waste disposal machines, which generate energy and heat as a by-product, in every home; and 3-D printers that use … [Read more...]

Decentralised Energy: Could London Emulate Copenhagen?

Future of London has published a collection of essays looking at Decentralised Energy networks and what London can learn from the ‘Danish Model’. It is the first output from the London 2062 seminar series we held in partnership with UCL. Download . … [Read more...]

London 2062 Comment: a new prosperity

In March and April 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL on a series of seminars entitled London 2062. The aim of the series was to bring the academic and practitioner communities together to discuss how their work could have a positive influence on London’s longer-term future. Here, Hannah Dalgleish, one of the current Future London Leaders … [Read more...]

London 2062 Comment: Singing the Helplessness Blues

In March and April 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL on a series of seminars entitled London 2062. The aim of the series was to bring the academic and practitioner communities together to discuss how their work could have a positive influence on London’s longer-term future. Here, Simon Cavanagh, one of the current Future London Leaders … [Read more...]

London 2062 Comment: Housing, Inequality and the Future of a Property-Owning Democracy

In March and April 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL on a series of seminars entitled London 2062. The aim of the series was to bring the academic and practitioner communities together to discuss how their work could have a positive influence on London’s longer-term future. Here, Michelle Hegarty, one of the current Future London Leaders … [Read more...]

London 2062: The future for our cities in the next 50 years?

London 2062: where to start? Let’s face it; it is impossible to predict how our cities might change over the next 50 years, but we can speculate about what might happen if the UK, combined with other countries globally, failed to meet carbon reduction targets. Globally we are on a trajectory to medium or high global warming, and there is no … [Read more...]

Podcast: David Fell on the future of the London economy

As part of our London 2062 series, economist David Fell reflects on the direction of the London economy over the next fifty years. … [Read more...]

Video: Peter Hall on the future of London aviation

Speaking at our London 2062: The Future of London Transport event, Peter Hall considers the need for further aviation infrastructure. Peter Hall - London 2062: Transport … [Read more...]