ICE London is delighted to launch its Infrastructure for London Manifesto setting out its ten recommendations for the next Mayor and London Assembly.
The recommendations respond to a number of issues London will face over the next few years, including a growing population, predicted to reach 10 million by 2030 and more extreme weather conditions due to climate change.
The Recommendations focus on four key areas: Strategy, Resilience, Skills and Delivery. Together, the policies provide a specific and achievable roadmap for the next London Government to ensure London remains one of the greatest cities in the world.
Recommendations include creating a Regional London and South East Forum for politicians to build a consensus over infrastructure issues, focussing transport spending to boost housing growth and the publication of a London Resilience Plan to set out how the city will adapt to climate change up until 2050.
A short animation video provides a summary of the Manifesto:
Suzanne Moroney, ICE London Director, said: "Over the past few years, a consensus has been growing amongst policymakers over the need for reliable and secure infrastructure to keep London competitive and successful. Now, the challenge we face is how we prioritise, pay for and deliver the upgrades the city requires.
"Our Manifesto for London's Infrastructure sets out a number of recommendations as to how the next Mayor and London Assembly Members can do that. From supporting the work City Hall has already carried out on London's infrastructure, to finding alternative and innovative ways to fund new schemes, the Manifesto sets out a clear roadmap of what needs to be done.
"Decisions made over the next Mayoral term will be pivotal to the ability of London to deal with a growing population and climate change. It is now for the candidates to set out their stalls and say what they will do to back London's infrastructure systems".
Read the Infrastructure for London Manifesto.
ICE London will be hosting a webinar exploring the recommendations set out in the Manifesto. Join us for a presentation on our recommendations on Wednesday 24th February. Find out more today.