Liveable London

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About Liveable London

Liveable London is a major new policy programme launched by Policy Exchange to champion new ideas to make London a better place to live and work. Grown out of the successful Capital City Foundation initiative, Liveable London will focus on the everyday experiences of Londoners, addressing both the big structural and small but symbolic challenges the capital faces.

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Better Brownfield

Better Brownfield

London needs to build 66,000 new homes a year. But with the population projected to grow by 70,000 a year up to 10.5 million by 2041, London also needs schools, shops, amenities and space for tens of thousands of new jobs. To prepare for and accommodate such levels of growth we must make the very best use of land in the capital. Yet despite the Mayoral drive to increase densities in London, too much space is wasted across the city on sites currently occupied by single-storey big box retail and industrial sheds. In this report we argue for the redevelopment of “Boxland” into genuinely mixed use neighbourhoods where people want to live.

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Nick Ferrari on the Mayor’s Uber decision

Nick Ferrari on the Mayor’s Uber decision

Last autumn, in a paper for Policy Exchange, Nick Ferrari became the first commentator to suggest that the Mayor of London use the renewal of Uber’s operating licence to make the firm behave better. Ferrari does not support last week’s remarkable decision by the London Mayoralty to remove the licence entirely. But, writing for Policy Exchange, he argues that the outcome he advocated — a new licence, under strict conditions — remains perhaps the likeliest ending of this significant Big Tech v Government struggle.

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‘Commuter cops’ threaten Met’s response to terror attacks

‘Commuter cops’ threaten Met’s response to terror attacks

Read The Article The Evening Standard reports on Policy Exchange’s latest report Commuter Cops. “Scotland Yard’s ability to respond to a terror attack is being threatened by sky-high property prices forcing thousands of officers to become “commuter cops”...

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London: An Integration Success Story?

London: An Integration Success Story?

Apr 27, 2016 Apr 27, 2016 Policy Exchange hosted a debate about whether London is a well integrated multi-ethnic city or not. The majority of speakers and those in the audience assumed that the usually optimistic narrative of London as a multi-ethnic success story did not tell the...

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