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Ungovernable London? The Past, Present and Future of London's Government

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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In this event, we revisit Tony Travers' claim that London is  an 'Ungovernable' city. As we approach 25 years of the London Mayoralty, how has London performed in terms of key issues such as transport and homelessness? And how will it cope in the future with pressing issues Climate Change? A panel of academics and politicians, including Professor Tony travers, will give their views, looking backwards and forwards at how London has been governed -and where it may go next.

Hybird: MAL 532 [Main Malet Street building] or online via Teams


-Prof Tony Travers, LSE 

-Kemi Akinola, Deputy leader of Wandsworth Council and Cabinet member for the voluntary sector, Business and Culture.

-Richard Thorpe, Deputy Mayor, Kingston Council

-Dr Laszlo Horvath, Birkbeck

The event will be hybrid, and held in-person and online (room TBC)

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