Imagining the Future City: London 2062

Imagining the Future City: London 2062

By Sarah Bell (editor)
Book Description

London is one of the world’s leading cities. It is home to an extraordinary concentration and diversity of people, industries, politics, religions and ideas, and plays an important role in our highly globalised and tightly networked modern world.What does the future hold for London? Investigating any aspect of the city’s future reveals a complex picture of interrelations and dependencies. The London 2062 Programme from University College London brings a new, cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to investigating this complexity. The programme crosses departmental boundaries within the university, and promotes active collaboration between leading academics and those who shape London through policy and practice. This book approaches the question of London’s future by considering the city in terms of Connections, Things, Power and Dreams.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • Introduction (Sarah Bell, James Paskins, Joanna Wilson and Jennifer Johnson)
  • Connections
    • London’s population (Pablo Mateos)
    • Making London, through other cities (Jennifer Robinson)
    • Hinterlands (Brian Collins)
    • Smart London (Michael Batty, Ed Manley, Richard Milton and Jon Reades)
    • Flux and flow (Christine Hawley)
    • Planetary pressures (Jean Venables)
    • Infrastructure (Jeremy Watson)
  • Things
    • Transport, climate change and society (Robin Hickman)
    • Decentralising energy (Peter North)
    • Taking carbon out of heat (Bob Fiddik)
    • Future-proofing London (Sofie Pelsmakers)
    • Water supply, drainage and flood protection (Sarah Bell)
    • Hydro-urban London (Tse-Hui Teh)
    • The future of food (Robert Biel)
  • Power
    • Governing a future London: the city of any dreams? (Rob Pearce and Mike Raco)
    • Let’s sing, not shop: an economist dreams of a sustainable city (David Fell)
    • Investing in futures (Hannah Dalgleish)
    • Singing the helplessness blues (Simon Cavanagh)
    • Rethinking London’s economy and economic future (Myfanwy Taylor)
    • Housing, inequality and a property-owning democracy in London (Michelle Hegarty)
    • Paranoia House (Arthur Kay)
  • Dreams
    • Scenarios and the future of London (Theodoros Semertzidis and James Paskins)
    • No limits to imagining London’s future (George Myerson and Yvonne Rydin)
    • A city-state? (Janice Morphet)
    • A despatch from the future (Matthew Gandy)
    • Reflections of a retiring bobby (Aiden Sidebottom and Justin Kurland)
    • London after London (Matthew Beaumont)
  • Conclusions (James Paskins and Sarah Bell)
  • Index
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