Welcome to the London-NY Dialogues. Our new website features all of our reports, notes from the Dialogue events, information on the team and participants, and some basic statistics illustrating the similarities between these two great cities.



Read the report from New London Quarterly about the Transport and Economies conference hosted by NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate in September 2011. The event featured a full afternoon session with Jay Walder of the MTA and Peter Hendy of TfL.

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Business Improvement Districts

The London-NY Dialogue on Business Improvements Districts was held at the London School of Economics on the 11th of October 2010.

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London and New York have more in common than either city has with any other city or region in their own country. Now the two cities are working together to adjust to global forces and find common cause and endeavour.

Ten years ago a team of experts and researchers from both London and New York put together the first ever comparative study of the performance of these two great cities. The London – New York Study: the economies of two great cities at the Millennium, published by the Corporation of London, was a land mark study in that it showed the two cities had come increasingly to reflect and mirror each other in economic and demographic structure, in challenges faced, and in innovations sought. Moreover, these two cities had become more similar just as each continued to differentiate itself from their national contexts in the USA and the UK.

Over the past decade the original team has continued to update and elaborate on our findings about the cities through a series of roundtable dialogues bringing together leaders in governance, property, planning, and economics to discuss shared challenges.