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Governance for progressing the larger London city-region: Achieving better oversight for development and affordability

Paul is developing ways to overcome complex governance challenges that limit progress in cities. Focussing on London and its wider environs, public policy issues include: (i) urban “developability”, including restrictions on advancing infrastructure networks and housing stock despite demographic shifts, (ii) urban affordability and its impacts on wealth distribution in proximity to amenities and mobility access, and (iii) urban “governability” as expressed through a shared 'direction of travel' for coherent progress, supported by an architecture of public entities able to oversee and guide change. In the quest for solutions, he seeks to test and better articulate what type of thought, organisation and style of oversight from a civic leadership and public sector perspective can help advance constructive progress.