FLL learn about Crossrail, commerce at Canary Wharf

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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...]

Small businesses and regeneration: what role for LAs?

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Of the 934,000 businesses in London, the vast majority (98%) employ 1-20 people. Together these small businesses employ around a third of London’s private-sector workforce. As highlighted by Lord Young’s 2013 report on growing micro businesses (pdf), SMEs, and micro enterprises in particular, have an important role to play in the UK's economic … [Read more...]

Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above

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On 26th November, Future of London held the third event in our London 2050 series, Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above. This half-day conference was kindly sponsored by Arup, and brought together public- and private-sector planners, transport experts, engineers and archaeologists to discuss best practice in managing … [Read more...]

A little holiday reading… Resources on ethics and professionalism

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One element of the Future London Leaders programme is networking sessions: a chance for candidates to learn from, and connect with, like-minded practitioners while exploring pressing issues across the sector. In November 2014, candidates were joined by private sector guests for the first networking event of their programme – a workshop on ethics … [Read more...]

Engaging PRS landlords in energy efficiency: report launch and next steps

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We launched Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency on 3 December at Pinsent Masons. This report, sponsored by EDF Energy, examines London's private rented sector landscape, and how the public sector can support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It identifies four main challenges that boroughs face, before … [Read more...]

Press release: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

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On 3rd December, Future of London, in partnership with EDF Energy, is launching our latest report: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. More details on the launch event are available here, and you can follow the event on Twitter with #PRSenergy and @futureofldn. Presentations and a write-up of the event will be available on our … [Read more...]

Seminar: Rethinking SME Workspace

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for 99.8% of businesses in London and nearly 50% of all employment. SMEs have capacity to deliver significant jobs and growth in London in the coming years. Various forms of shared workspace are steadily expanding in London. These include co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators, shared studios and … [Read more...]

Improving standards in London’s PRS

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As part of Future of London's research programme on how the public sector can engage private landlords in energy efficiency, this post considers the spatial shifts in London’s private rented sector (PRS), and the effect of its rapid growth on housing standards. The private rented sector in London has increased significantly during the last 10-15 … [Read more...]

Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency – report launch

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Future of London is launching a new report, the culmination of our research project ‘Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency’. The private rented sector is the Capital’s only growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants – particularly the most … [Read more...]

New paper: Working Beyond Boundaries

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Consultation on the Mayor’s London Infrastructure Plan 2050 closes today, October 31st. To support this critical effort and help round out responses to the plan, Future of London has issued its first ‘London 2050’ briefing paper, on what must be done to smooth the capital’s inevitable expansion beyond Greater London Authority boundaries. In June … [Read more...]