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Richard Brown on London's future - a capital in pivot

The Pivot Point Podcast

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Episode  ·  43:09  ·  Feb 26, 2021


Few cities have seen so much change this century as London. In this episode, Eliot Wilson talks to Richard Brown, acting director of the Centre for London think tank. He traces the development of the elected mayoralty from its inception in the late 1990s, through the Ken Livingstone years and Boris Johnson's tenure, to today's mayor and the 2021 election. He describes the political turmoil in which the first mayoralty began, the hosting of the 2012 Olympics and the balance of power in a city with a Labour core and Conservative-leaning suburbs; before outlining the Centre for London's forward-looking 'London Futures' project which examines what the capital ought to look like by 2050.

43m 9s  ·  Feb 26, 2021

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