Key workers are an invisible infrastructure of the city. They have earned attention during the coronavirus like never before. This event brings together London leaders championing key workers in the city to address:

  • What is urban prosperity and what part do key workers play in creating it?
  • How is individual and collective prosperity determined by the fabric of the city and its built environment?
  • What factors signal changes to urban prosperity, for the better or the worse?

Speaking on the topic will be:

Cllr Georgia Could, Leader, London Borough of Camden
Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, City Hall
Arthur Kay, CEO of Skyroom and Chair of the Key Worker Homes Fund
(Chair) Professor Dame Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute of Global Prosperity, UCL

This is the fourth event in a series hosted by the Key Worker Homes Fund. Giving the stage to London local authority leaders, housing association heads, union chiefs, policy makers, economists and urbanists, the series is bound by the question: how can we improve the lives of key workers in our city?

The mission of the Institute for Global Prosperity is to rethink what prosperity means for people around the globe. Our vision is to help build a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice, and allied to a realistic, long-term vision of humanity's place in the world. The IGP undertakes pioneering research that seeks to dramatically improve the quality of life for this and future generations. Its strength lies in the way it allies intellectual creativity to effective collaboration and policy development. Of particular importance to the IGP’s approach is the way in which it integrates non-academic expertise into its knowledge generation by engaging with decision-makers, business, civil society, and local communities.

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