A group of experts and BID managers from both cities met at the London School of Economics on the 11th of October to discuss the lessons which can be learned through comparison of two different BID systems operating in similar cities.
Building on a series of fruitful collaborative exchanges over the past decade, the latest conference at The Plaisterers’ Hall took place in the face of the conspicuous backdrop of financial industry uncertainty in the two cities. Nevertheless, keynote speakers remained largely positive about London and New York’s assets and platform for economic recovery.
This dialogue brought together a number of senior figures from the world of planning, urban design and sustainability to talk about how London and New York should be approaching the ever-increasing topic of sustainable development and reduction of carbon emissions.
This dialogue of leaders in the property industry on both sides of the Atlantic covered a variety of issues, including the building stock, sustainability, and competitiveness of London and New York. It was agreed that the discussion would be recorded under Chatham House rules, without specific attribution. Key points:
Greg Clark’s background report on the state of the cities in 2008, and how they can use their competitive instincts to remain successful in the 21st Century. A paper for all who are interested in the long term health of the system of world cities that is emerging through the growth of multi-national corporations, global trade, and the rapid population and re-population of the world’s leading cities. Sponsored by London South Bank University, New York University’s Real Estate Institute, and the Urban Land Institute.
This breakfast meeting brought together representatives at the highest level from leading financial sector firms (3 banks and 2 law firms) who have major headquarters facilities in both New York City and London.
Executive Summary of the comprehensive 2000 study which established the basis for comparison of and joint working between the two cities. Subject areas include: