Conference: Creating Resilient Town Centres


Future of London is pleased to announce a full-day conference, Creating Resilient Town Centres, to be held on Tuesday, 23rd June at the Hilton Tower Bridge. Sponsored by Arup, GVA and Pollard Thomas Edwards, this conference will share strategies and best practice for reinforcing, rethinking and reinventing town centres across London – old and … [Read more...]

Work Experience – Future FLL?

Alexei, Abi and Bal overlooking Elephant & Castle

During February half-term, Future of London hosted our second work-experience student (after the amazing Aqsa Akram in August 2014). We've started to do this through our connection with The Girls' Network, a really useful organisation that helps teenage girls with mentors and placements, particularly in male-dominated sectors. Our student this … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Anchor regeneration


  Communities in Transition, Future of London’s series of practitioner-led field trips, launched in October 2013 with the aim of highlighting diverse approaches to regeneration and renewal across London. The visits focus on the priorities, mechanisms and relationships necessary to bring about meaningful change in London’s … [Read more...]

The Truth About Networking: event with 100 Years of Women in Transport


This panel-led event is designed to help the audience tackle some of the 'fear and loathing' around networking. Speakers will explore issues of integrity, effectiveness and career progression, and provide tips and techniques for situations from navigating conferences to curating social media channels. Led by inspiring women from the … [Read more...]

Future of London in 2015 – sneak preview


As we put the finishing touches to Future of London's 2015 prospectus, here’s a preview to whet your appetite for the year ahead. We're building on the strong interest in November's Estate Renewal conference with a joint briefing with New London Architecture and Urban Design London (available on our publications page) followed by a February … [Read more...]

Delivering Infill Development – Briefing


The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 is approaching its conclusion, as the GLA analyses responses to its 2014 consultation and prepares to release a final report by the end of March. Throughout the plan’s development, Future of London has delivered our London 2050 programme, exploring key delivery and governance issues that the Capital will face … [Read more...]

Reforming the private rented sector – research in 2015


Thanks to significant grant support from Oak Foundation and Trust for London, we’re getting underway with a major research programme on London’s private rented sector. Over the next three years, we’ll be investigating a number of approaches to addressing the sector’s complex challenges, in order to disseminate learning and best practice across … [Read more...]

FLL Round 9 off to a flying start


On January 14th, Future London Leaders Round 9 launched with a new ‘get-down-to-business’ format that got top marks from new candidates and returning mentors. Sixteen candidates met for an induction which included a welcome from Visakha Sri Chandrasekera of long-time FLL sponsor Lovell, a programme overview from FoL director Lisa Taylor, a … [Read more...]

Delivering estate renewal in the real world


In the face of reduced public funding, escalating land values and increased pressure on assets, estate renewal has become an increasingly important option for meeting housing need across London. This kind of regeneration must be economically viable, socially and politically attractive, deliverable and sustainable, or it risks perpetuating a cycle … [Read more...]

FLL learn about Crossrail, commerce at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf roof

Delivering new infrastructure is critical to accommodating increasing demand on the transport network, but it can also be instrumental in unlocking development and regeneration opportunities across the Capital – the latter of which was the focus of our Crossrail as Catalyst report, released in April 2014. Crossrail is set to deliver on both of … [Read more...]