Communities in Transition: Under the Westway

Westway market stall

On May 29th, Future of London will lead a Communities in Transition field trip with Westway Development Trust, focusing on building community in difficult places. The Trust was formed in the 1970s to regenerate and manage derelict land left after the A40 flyover sliced through North Kensington, bisecting the community. Forty years on, the land … [Read more...]

London – A city full of challenges and opportunities


This guest blog has been provided by Andrew Dorrian, a recent graduate of Future London Leaders Round 6. This post draws on the research behind his group's Key Questions presentation, a culminating element of the FLL programme. All views below are personal. London is growing at a phenomenal rate. The old adages of a tube full of people arriving … [Read more...]

Retrofit for… Event series with UCL


After the successful London 2062 events and follow-up book, Future of London is again collaborating with UCL’s Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities. This May, we’re partnering to deliver a three-part series of panel discussions focused on non-domestic retrofit. Successful retrofit depends on a number of factors, including available technology, … [Read more...]

Embedding health in London boroughs

public health boroughs seminar sm

In April 2013, public health was transferred to local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012. Until then, public health in England and Wales was managed by the NHS, which had taken over responsibility for measures previously administered by local authorities in 1974. The government saw local authorities as better placed to … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – April 23


Future of London is pleased to announce the launch of our new report on the regeneration potential around Crossrail stations – and future infrastructure projects. Supported by  Crossrail,  Arup,  GVA and  London Communications Agency, this multi-platform programme is focused on delivery. It is designed to share best practice from areas which … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Round Six Future London Leaders!


Candidates and mentors from Round Six of Future London Leaders celebrated their completion of the course on March 19th, at a graduation kindly hosted by Pollard Thomas Edwards. We thank and congratulate these 16 new graduates for their hard work, enthusiasm and insight within the Leaders programme and on the broader Future of London programme … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Woodberry Down


Last autumn, Future of London kicked off a new field trip series, Communities in Transition, looking at how communities are coping with change in different contexts across London. The visits examine best practice in locally-directed regeneration, giving public-sector practitioners in planning, regeneration, economic development and related areas an … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – save the date!


Crossrail as Catalyst A Future of London report on how London communities can grasp the regeneration potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. Report launch:  Wednesday, April 23rd, 08:30 - 11:00 AM Location: The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN Confirmed speakers: Fiona Fletcher-Smith, … [Read more...]

Crossrail, collaboration – and choreography?


Recent headlines have reflected Crossrail’s wide reach: news that nearly half of firms developing around the Crossrail line cited the scheme as justification for construction in their planning applications; the Mayor of London’s awarding of the ‘mini-Holland’ winners; an announcement from London Councils that surface stations will now undergo … [Read more...]

New anthology – London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution


In Spring 2013, Future of London began looking at transport planning in London, and at how it can adapt to changes in demographics and urban form, and influence sustainable travel choices. In partnership with Transport for London, we ran a three-part seminar series – ‘London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution’ – that examined adapting to … [Read more...]