Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London

Hosted by IPA, LSE Cities and LSE London

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT,


Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan

Professor Ricky Burdett

Professor Ricky Burdett


Professor Sadie Morgan

Professor Sadie Morgan


Jackie Sadek

Jackie Sadek



Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will set out his personal vision for London's future development, and discuss his plans to ensure that the city’s growth benefits all Londoners.

London’s population is at an all-time high, and continues to grow as fast as any period since the 19th century. This growth brings challenges of increasing pressures on housing, workspace, local services, infrastructure and heritage, but also brings opportunities to strengthen London’s position as one of the world’s greatest cities.

In A City for All Londoners, Sadiq Khan set out his intention to write this new chapter in London’s development according to the principles of ‘good growth’. For this one-off event the Mayor will describe what good growth will mean for London and Londoners, and how he intends to work with London’s developers, architects, planners, local authorities and communities to deliver it. 

Following his speech, Sadiq Khan will join a panel who will respond to his vision. 

Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) was elected as Mayor of London in May 2016. Prior to this, he was the MP for Tooting from 2005 to 2016. Sadiq was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008 and later became Minister of State for Transport, attending Cabinet. He was also Crossrail Minister. In 2010, Sadiq was appointed Shadow Lord Chancellor and in 2013 appointed Shadow Minister for London. In 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the General Election.

Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR) is Professor of Urban Studies at the LSE and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He was curator of the Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition at the 2016 International Architecture Biennale in Venice and contributed to the United Nations Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanisation in Quito. He was a member of the UK Government’s Independent Airports Commission from 2012 to 2015 and is involved in regeneration projects across Europe and the USA.

Sadie Morgan is a founding director of leading architectural practice dRMM. She is an international keynote speaker and sits on numerous competition jury and advisory panels. She is a commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), chairs the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two (HS2) and in 2016, she was made a commissioner of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission.

Jackie Sadek (@JackieSadek) has 30 years’ experience in property development and urban regeneration, specializing in public-private sector partnerships.  Jackie is founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR), developing new models of delivery.  From 2014 to 2016 she was Adviser to Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. She is Independent Chair of the Constellation Partnership bringing forward 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs predicated on the investment into the HS2 Interchange at Crewe. 

Tony Travers is Director of the IPA and LSE London. He is a professor in the Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform. He has been an advisor to the Communities & Local Government Select Committee and also to other Parliamentary committees. He has published a number of books on cities and government and has chaired official commissions, including the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales and the London Finance Commission.

The Institute of Public Affairs (@LSEPubAffairs) is one of the world's leading centres of public policy. We aim to debate and address some of the major issues of our time, whether international or national, through our established teaching programmes, our research and our highly innovative public-engagement initiatives.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment

LSE London (@LSE_London) is the London School of Economics' specialist research centre focusing on analyses of London's economy and broader metropolitan issues in a comparative context. The centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London. It is an interdisciplinary group involving staff from a number of departments who have particular expertise in economics, geography, government and planning.

A copy of the Good Growth By Design brochure is available to download. Download 'Good Growth By Design' (pdf). 

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