Twenty ICE London Fellows met on Friday 1st July for the third Breakfast Briefing of the year, where senior members of the industry get briefed by a key opinion former or policy maker.
The Breakfast saw Ben Rogers, Director of Centre for London, present to the Fellows on a range of issues - from devolution to the effects of Brexit. Centre for London is a politically independent, not-for-profit think tank focused on the big challenges facing London. It has been at the forefront of a number of infrastructure debates in the Capital, including housing, technology and transport.
Held at Pinsent Masons' offices near Liverpool Street, the group discussed how Brexit had led to uncertainty in most sectors, but agreed that London was well placed to face these changes. The Capital's transportation system was also discussed, with attendees discussing the various improvements and upgrades planned over the coming years, including East London river crossings, Crossrail 2, tube line extensions and the devolution of rail services. The need to review the current congestion charge system and the density of London were also discussed.
Ben Rogers is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment. Prior to founding Centre for London Ben was an Associate Director of IPPR from 2003 – 2007 and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, DCLG and The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, where he was responsible for producing the cross government strategy World Class Places. He was a member of the Mayor's London Finance Commission chaired by Tony Travers.
ICE London would like to thank Ben Rogers for briefing the Fellows and Pinsent Masons for supporting and hosting the Breakfast.
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