Workspace that Works workshop, 13 June

On 13th June, Future of London will host a workshop as part of our Workspace that Works programme, exploring the links between SME workspace provision and regeneration. This workshop will give public sector planning, regeneration and economic development professionals a better understanding of what workspace operators need and how to support … [Read more...]

Future of London welcomes new BIDs

On Thursday, 5th May, Future of London and research partners Rocket Science held an event to showcase three new central London BIDs and consider the impact they might have on their areas. Following the launch of The Evolution of London’s Business Improvement Districts in March, Future of London director Lisa Taylor and report authors Jo Wilson … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Build to Rent in London

As part of our three-year research programme, Engaging London’s Private Rented Sector, Future of London is reviewing the Build to Rent landscape in London and investigating the opportunities the sector presents for local authorities and their housing association partners. As London’s reliance on the private rented sector continues to grow, many … [Read more...]

Conference: Doing More with Less

June 23rd: Don't miss this event, focused on sustainable revenue at local level Join Tony Travers, David Lunts, Geeta Nanda, Dr Julie Grail, Jo Negrini, Cllr Darren Rodwell and many more sector-leading speakers — as well as up to 150 cross-sector guests — for this energising day of strategy, skills and connections. London's public sector … [Read more...]

Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders Round 13 launches

  On April 20th, Future London Leaders welcomed its 13th cohort of promising candidates from across the London public sector. The straight-to-business induction included a welcome from FoL board chair and mentor Lyn Garner, director Lisa Taylor and Andy Collyer of programme co-sponsor Lovell, followed by a course outline from Leadership … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Poplar Riverside

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing delivery in the Capital and to showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Islington young person’s design competition

In our Spotlight series, we cover innovations in regeneration, community engagement, ways of working and more being undertaken by Future of London members. This Spotlight is focused on the operation and outcomes of LB Islington’s young person’s design competition, which invited young people to create a masterplan for a local regeneration … [Read more...]

Leadership tips for the new mayor, from London’s next leaders

Future London Leaders Round 11 came to a lively conclusion on 16th March with a series of fast-paced proposals for the next Mayor of London. Their ‘Key Question’ was: What are the most critical leadership criteria for a new Mayor to deliver a liveable London during his/her first term? Candidates’ creative presentations included ideas ranging from … [Read more...]

London’s Housing Zones: March 2016 update

On 10 March, Boris Johnson announced 11 new London Housing Zones, bringing the total to 31. In total, the new zones will deliver almost 25,000 homes, 8,500 of which will be Affordable Housing (an average of 35% across the 11 zones). The zones will receive funding of between £25-55m to address barriers to development and enable higher levels of … [Read more...]