(1) Global Rural Urban Mapping Project http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/grump-v1
(2) The Economist June 21st 2014 ‘Roads of Redemption’ http://www.economist.com/news/international/21604576-cities-are-bound-grow-they-need-planning-be-liveable-roads-redemption
(3) Seto, K.C., Güneralp, B. and Hutyra, L.R., 2012. Global forecasts of urban expansion to 2030 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(40). UN World Urbanizations Prospects 2014, http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/
(4) Greg Clark /Brookings Institute 2014 http://www.brookings.edu/experts/clarkg
(5) See below for further insight
– PWC’s Cities of Opportunity Report: London posts the highest score by a good margin. http://www.pwc.com/us/en/cities-of-opportunity/2014/assets/cities-of-opportunity-2014.pdf
– MORI Foundation’s Global Power Index – London ranks 1st. http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/gpci/index_e.html
– In 2ThinkNow’s Innovation index London ranks 3rd, http://www.innovation-cities.com/innovation-cities-index-2014-global/8889
In AT Kearney’s Global Cites Index, and the GAWC Global Cities Index, London ranks 2nd.
http://www.atkearney.com/research-studies/global-cities-index
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/
(6) GLA 2015 Round Demographic Projections http://data.london.gov.uk/population-projections/

(1) Forecasts produced by Oxford Economics, February 2015 – http://www.oxfordeconomics.com/
(2) Forecasts produced by Oxford Economics, February 2015 – http://www.oxfordeconomics.com/
(3) Forecasts produced by Oxford Economics, February 2015 – http://www.oxfordeconomics.com/
(4) TheCityUK, Key Facts about the UK as an International Finance Centre, June 2014.
(5) TheCityUK, London Employment Survey, Jan 2015.
(6) London & Partners, based on data from CB Insights.
(Source: http://www.londonandpartners.com/media-centre/press-releases/2014/141229-pivotal-year-for-technology-sector-as-investment-financing-doubles)

(1) Language Capital: mapping the languages of London’s schoolchildren, CILT, 2010.
(2) Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013, ONS – Nov 2013. (http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_337841.pdf)
(3) London Futures report, Deloitte LLP, April 2014. (http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/growth/articles/london-crowned-business-capital-of-europe.html)
(4) The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking)
(5) HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions’ 2011-12
(6) HESA Student Record 2013/14
(7) HESA Student Record 2013/14
(8) Based on companies investing in Europe in headquarters activities between January 2003 and February 2015. Source: fDi Intelligence, from the Financial Times Ltd 2015
(9) Global Professionals on the Move Report 2014, Hydrogen Group, May 2014

(1) http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/migobs/Briefing%20-%20London%20census%20profile_0.pdf
(2) Green Spaces: The Benefits for London, City of London Corporation/ BOP Consulting, July 2013 http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/economic-research-and-information/research-publications/Documents/research-2013/Green-Spaces-The-Benefits-for-London.pdf
(3) Arcadis, Sustainable Cities Index 2015. http://www.sustainablecitiesindex.com/
(4) Mercer Quality of Living Rankings 2015 http://www.imercer.com/content/quality-of-living.aspx
(5) English House Condition Survey, https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/english-housing-survey
(6) According to The World Cities Culture Report 2013 published by the Mayor of London http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/WCCR2013.pdf
(7) https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/arts-culture/promoting-arts-culture/20-facts-about-london-s-culture
(8) The MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities 2013 – do we mean 2014?
(9) The Society of London Theatre SOLT London Theatre Report, July 2014
(10) The Society of London Theatre SOLT London Theatre Report, July 2014
(11) London & Partners, IBISWorld
(12) Based on a report done by Regeneris Consulting in 2010