Debate London: Is London a United City?22 June 2007
London was booming. It was growing in population and wealth. Property prices were vertiginous. The results could be seen in shining new developments and towers, and a skyline full of cranes. But who gained the most? Were we creating a city of haves and have-nots; affluence and deprivation; of prosperous home-owners and eternal renters? How could regeneration - in the Olympic area, the Thames Gateway and all over London - truly benefit communities of all backgrounds and incomes?
Speakers included: Hardeep Singh Kohli, Boris Johnson, Neal Lawson, Lynsey Hanley, Ivan Massow, Tony Travers, Emma Peters, Nigel Coates, Oliver Marc Hartwich, Saskia Sassen, Alex De Rijke and Danny Sriskandarajah.