Researchers and Policymakers working together for a better London
London Research and Policy Partnership (LondonRAPP) is a new partnership aimed at promoting greater joint working between London government and the academic research community.
The Partnership finds its context in broader movements to foster closer relations between universities on the one hand and local communities, cities and regions on the other - the ‘civic universities agenda’ – and to encourage universities to help use their expertise and organisational resources to address pressing public policy challenges.
We recognise that there have been and are many examples of London academic researchers and London’s public sector working together. But most of these relationships have developed in a fairly ad hoc way. The LondonRAPP aims to take a more systematic approach, by supporting proactive and sustained engagement between the university and government sectors.