Last week leading Economist Bridget Rosewell spoke at the Royal Geographical Society’s 21st Century Challenges event titled ‘London: Too big to succeed?’. Chaired by City Hall Editor for London’s Evening Standard Pippa Crerar; Bridget Rosewell, Lord Adonis and Jules Pipe discussed London’s ever growing economy and population and the toll of this on its infrastructure. 250 attendees listened and participated in this lively discussion about the increasing pressure on housing, transport and public affairs in London; is it time to rethink growth in the capital? Bridget Rosewell commented that “The housing market and the labour market are linked and if the housing market problems are not fixed, London’s economy will experience neither flexibility nor growth”. Bridget’s opening speech and analysis of the situation received very positive feedback and were identified as contributing to the events success. You can read other comments from the discussion here.
LONDON, UK – 15 SEPT: 21st Century Challenges lecture at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). In London, on 15 Sept 2015. Image © Nando Machado.