The Covid-19 crisis has had wide reaching implications for Londoners. The crisis has amplified and exposed structural inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities and highlighted the need to ‘build back better’. The pandemic has also shown that our society and economy have to be more than efficient: they must be resilient.
The crisis has also shown what a future London could look like: a city that prioritises public and active transport, with more room for people and less for cars, with cleaner air, with time and space for people to enjoy nature. The crisis has shown us that rapid change is possible, and that the government is able to act in ways many thought impossible.
This report sets out the learnings and asks of the listening campaign, which connected with 706 Londoners from across a range of school, non-profits and faith institutions. Each were invited to discuss which issues mattered most to them and, crucially, where they wanted to see action by the next mayor of London.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.