Category Archives: London

Integrated Britain – Infographic Now Available

Britain is more culturally diverse than ever before. 8 million people, 14% of the population of England and Wales, belong to an ethnic minority group, up from 9% in 2001. London is home to 270 nationalities speaking 300 languages. Should we be doing more to support integration and avoid segregation and isolation? A new infographic, commissioned by the RGS-IBG as part

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What does the vote for ‘Brexit’ tell us about the UK today?

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has signalled that the UK is on track to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, following the Government’s decisive win for the ‘Brexit Bill’ in the Houses of Parliament on 13th March. There is no doubt that the process of the UK beginning to remove itself from the EU is a ‘defining

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Solving London’s housing crisis: moving on from the status quo

The RGS-IBG ran a public discussion ‘Life off the Ladder’ on 15 June looking at whether long-term renting and alternative housing options could ever be sustainable alternatives to home-ownership in the UK. David Ireland OBE, Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation says in this guest blog that policy-makers should also question the status quo of owner occupation. “The RGS-IBG 21st

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21CC Policy Forum considers how to tackle London’s housing crisis

Professor Chris Hamnett, chair of Monday 20th June’s 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum event on London’s housing crisis, provides his views on the main points he considers arose from the discussion, and the implications of these for policy. The new Mayor of London has committed to an ambition to provide 50,000 new homes a year in the capital, with the

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Panel confirmed for 21CC Policy Forum, ‘Seeking Common Ground’

The panel has now been confirmed for the the next in the series of 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum events. Taking place on 20 June, here at the RGS-IBG in South Kensington, London, ‘Seeking common ground?‘ will explore London’s housing crisis and how to deliver affordable, timely and sustainable homes for London’s workforce. Our expert panel will consider where homes can

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A model to solve the housing crisis for ‘generation rent’?

Policy Network, a London-based progressive think tank, hosted a breakfast briefing on 26 April to launch a paper proposing a new model of home occupation to solve the capital’s housing crisis. With house prices rapidly rising across London, and rent increases outstripping inflation and wage increases, those around the table at the event described London as becoming ‘hollowed out’ as

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