Levelling up and London

The London Research and Policy Partnership are delighted to invite you to a series of roundtables on how we can best ensure that levelling-up works for the country as a whole, including London.

Levelling up and London

The London Research and Policy Partnership are delighted to invite you to a series of roundtables on how we can best ensure that levelling-up works for the country as a whole, including London.

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London Research and Policy Partnership
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This event will be online via Zoom and in-person, located at:
Woburn Suite Senate House Library, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Event dates
, 1:00 - 5:00 PM BST
, 1:00 - 5:00 PM BST
Levelling up and London information slide - 17 September and 8 October 2021

The Government is committed to ‘levelling-up’ the UK, by tackling inequality and disadvantage between regions and within them. But it’s not clear what place London has in this agenda.

The London Research and Policy Partnership are delighted to invite you to a series of roundtables on how we can best ensure that levelling-up works for the country as a whole, including London. What role can the capital play in tackling regional inequalities? And how can national policy best support London’s ‘left behind’ residents and communities?

The roundtables will feature a series of expert presentations followed by discussions. These will form the basis for a series of online papers as well as provide an evidence-base for Mayoral policy and for submissions to government consultations.

Speakers and themes

Day 2: 8 October 2021

Session 1: Communities, culture and the local – is London different? (1:15 – 2:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Professor Catherine Clarke, Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Respondents:

  • TBC 

Session 2: Housing and Planning Policies and Inequality (2:00 – 2:45pm)

Presented by:

  • Professor Christian Hilber, Professor of Economic Geography, LSE

Respondents:

  • TBC

Session 3: ‘Levelling up’: An opportunity to rethink urban and regional policy (3:15 – 4:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Professor Andy Pike, Chair of Regional Development Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Professor John Tomaney Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Planning, UCL

Respondents:

  • Will Tanner, Director, Onward
  • Muniya Barua, Director of Policy and Strategy at London First

Session 4: Levelling Up and Public Sector Relocation: Lessons from Manchester (4:15 – 5:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Dr Max Nathan, Associate Professor in Applied Urban Science, UCL
  • Professor Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography; Deputy Head of Department, LSE
  • Capucine Riom, LSE
  • Maria Sanchez-Vidal, Ksnet

Respondents:

  • Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, Institute for Government

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Past event information

Day 1: 17 September 2021

Session 1: The Cost of Moving to London (1:15 – 2:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Dr Justin Van Dijk, Research Associate, Urban Dynamics Lab, Department of Geography, UCL
  • Dr Tian Lan, Research Associate, UCL 
  • Professor Paul Longley, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Department of Geography, UCL

Respondents:

  • Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London for Communities and Social Justice
  • Toby Lloyd, Independent Housing Policy Consultant and Chair of the No Place Left Behind Commission for the Create Streets Foundation

Session 2: Levelling Up and Productive Self-Employment (2:00 – 2:45pm)

Presented by:

  • Professor Olmo Silva Professor of Economics, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

Respondents:

  • Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, Chief Executive, Funding London 
  • David Barrie, Co-Founder, Game Academy

Session 3: What Do I Get? Levelling Up, London and the UK (3:15 – 4:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Dr Jack Brown, Lecturer in London Studies, King’s College London 
  • Joe Fyans, Head of Research, Localis

Respondents:

  • Erica Roscoe, Senior Research Fellow at IPPR North

Session 4: Financing London and levelling-up the UK: does the case for devolution (still) stand up? (4:15 – 5:00pm)

Presented by:

  • Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London

Respondents:

  • Alan Harding, Chief Economist of the Manchester Combined Authority
  • Emma Duncan, Deputy Editor, The Economist