New project: Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency

The private rented sector is the Capital’s fastest-growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants, with 35% of properties below Decent Homes standards, and private renters disproportionately affected by fuel poverty, as well as uncontrolled rent rises and … [Read more...]

Getting on the map

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BBC Two’s The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway has mesmerised viewers with insights into the huge engineering challenge of building Crossrail. The three-part documentary series follows the technical complexities of constructing Crossrail, from the 140m tunnel-boring machines to treating archaeological finds unearthed along the way. The programme … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Nine Elms

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Our popular field trip series, Communities in Transition, continues on 20th August with a visit to one of London's largest regeneration sites - the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area. Stretched along the Thames and straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, the 195-hectare site has the potential to provide up to 18,000 homes … [Read more...]

Queen’s Park Community Council: Localism in action

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Westminster embraces Localism in Queen’s Park, establishing London’s first parish council. In May 2014, residents of Queen’s Park in North Westminster secured their place in the history books by voting in inner London’s first ever parish council. At the inaugural meeting of Queen’s Park Community Council, on June 5th, the 12 new councillors were … [Read more...]

We are hiring!

Future of London is looking for a researcher to work on a new project on energy efficiency in London's private rented sector. This short-term post will support our Head of Policy in carrying out research on how to engage London's private landlords in energy efficiency, which will culminate in a two-part report outlining the challenges of … [Read more...]

Celebrating 106 Leaders programme graduates

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Candidates, mentors and programme facilitators past and present from Future of London’s Leaders programmes gathered at the Building Centre on July 2nd for the graduations of Future London Leaders Round 7 and the inaugural round of Leaders Plus – and to mark a special milestone for the Leaders programmes. As Future of London’s Leaders programmes … [Read more...]

PechaKucha inspiration: One change for a better London?

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The culminating module of the Future London Leaders programme is the Key Questions presentation, which gives FLL candidates a chance to engage in some blue-sky thinking and apply the skills they have learned in other elements of the programme. With a new format in FLL Round Seven, candidates explored a topic of their choice in response to the … [Read more...]

Local authority partnerships in London and the Netherlands

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On June 17th, Future of London and the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) joined forces to explore innovative approaches to public sector partnerships. Our City Hall seminar brought together expert practitioners to discuss this rapidly evolving area, and compare approaches in London, Utrecht and The Hague. London councils and … [Read more...]

Field trip: Partnerships on the South Bank

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On June 17th, Future of London explored how third-sector partnerships are helping to create vibrant and successful places along London’s South Bank. Our field trip brought together three organisations offering different models of how groups outside the public sector can promote social value: South Bank Employers’ Group, Better Bankside, and … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes

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Join us! Future of London is recruiting for the new role of Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes, which will support the delivery of our career-development offer. Future London Leaders (FLL)and Leaders Plus form FoL’s growing member-exclusive programmes. FLL provides public-sector professionals who have 5-7 years’ experience with bespoke … [Read more...]