We are delighted that the infrastructure team at London City Hall will be supporting the research event at our June forum this year.
The Greater London Authority team is working to deliver the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 which cuts across major policy areas within City Hall but includes developing an energy plan to ensure future supply of low carbon and affordable energy, reducing overall energy demand through improving the energy performance of new buildings as well as improving current building stock and securing investment in infrastructure ahead of need.
Water management is also a focus looking at supply, flood risk and drainage while green infrastructure the GLA says is a top priority aiming to provide a network of green spaces cooling the urban environment and enhancing biodiversity. Boosting digital connectivity is essential the Mayor believes, and City Hall is developing a package of measures including bringing mobile connectivity to the London Underground and providing connectivity to Boroughs,
At our June Future Cities Forum, we will be looking at the infrastructure-led regeneration of London boroughs as well as across major cities, such as Sheffield, along with how infrastructure is planned for new garden towns and villages. Our research task will draw important research together about best practice infrastructure and planning and the content will be written up in a major report.
Since we began our forum in 2016, we have looked at the creation of healthy cities and infrastructure with TfL and leading universities such as UCL and Imperial College London and design and engineering firms.
The Mayor of London has announced that in just three years, he has doubled the amount of protected cycling infrastructure built in the capital, from 53 km to 116km. He has praised councils such as Enfield, Hackney and Camden in building high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure in helping to tackle the capital's 'inactivity crisis'. Sadiq has also increased funding for 'Healthy Streets' from £2.2bn to £2.3bn.