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London 2062: The Future of the London Economy . Mark Kleinman Assistant Director for Economic and Business Policy. Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy: Key Themes. London: World Capital of Business Improving London’s Competitiveness Transforming to a low-carbon economy

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London 2062 the future of the london economy

London 2062: The Future of the London Economy

Mark Kleinman

Assistant Director for Economic and Business Policy


Mayor s economic development strategy key themes

Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy: Key Themes

London: World Capital of Business

Improving London’s Competitiveness

Transforming to a low-carbon economy

Extending economic opportunity

Investing in London’s future

EDS is a long-term high-level strategy


Guiding economic principles

Guiding Economic Principles

Release of creativity, support entrepreneurialism

Facilitate activity, not top-down planning

Maximum impact from use of public resources

Collaborative approach, joint working


London s economy fundamental strengths

London’s economy – fundamental strengths

Vast, global city economy

Job growth of 800,000 between 1996 and 2008; possibly another 750,000 by 2031 – 5.45 million in total.

International centre of trade and innovation

Resilient, diverse economy

Strong globally competitive position


London s economy potential threats

London’s economy – potential threats

Threats to competitiveness

Worklessness and skills

Responding to climate change

Quality of Life


London s economy in 2062

London’s economy in 2062?

The honest answer: we don’t know…

Major drivers since 1962:

Globalisation and internationalisation

Shift to knowledge economy: financial and business services; cultural and media; digital and tech;

Hyper-diverse population

How many of these were anticipated?


Continuities knowledge economy

Continuities: knowledge economy


Continuities global hub

Continuities – global hub


Continuities importance of infrastructure

Continuities – importance of infrastructure


London s economy to 2062 personal view

London’s economy to 2062 (personal view)

From Knowledge City to ‘Smart City’; infrastructure, skills, innovation

Continuing global hub – but change in centre of gravity of global economy

Avoiding polarisation – both within the city and in relation to other UK cities


Thank you

Thank you


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