Have we reached peak London?


London is at the edge of a major inflection point, argues Mark Kleinman, Professor of Public Policy at King's College London. Could the capital's 30-year growth spurt be coming to an end?

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Mark Kleinman

Mark Kleinman is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Analysis at the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He has been a government adviser, working at the No. 10 Strategy Unit when Tony Blair was Prime Minister, a civil servant at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and a policy director for all three London Mayors, leading a range of policy work on the economy and business, migration, urban governance, regulation, smart cities and technology, housing and homelessness, and Brexit. As an academic he has held posts at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, as well as a chair in International Social Policy at the University of Bristol. In 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is a visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, and a former Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge He is the author or co-author of four books, including A European Welfare State? (Palgrave) and Working Capital: Life and Labour in Contemporary London (Routledge) and more than 100 published papers. He has spoken at many academic and policy conferences in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. He has been a consultant to the OECD, the European Commission, government departments, local authorities, and major UK and global companies.

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