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...]

A Social Lettings Agency for London? Viability and potential

On 25th February, Future of London held a roundtable with 10 boroughs, two sub-regional housing partnership managers and the GLA on borough-led Social Lettings Agencies (SLAs). The aims of the session were to discuss the role and potential of existing SLAs, and to debate whether, in view of rising homelessness, the threat of further losses of … [Read more...]

The Evolution of London BIDs – report launch

The Evolution of London's Business Improvement Districts, Future of London’s new report, delivered in partnership with Rocket Science, was launched on 10th March at the Shard. Commissioned by the GLA and London Enterprise Panel to assess the impact and potential of London BIDs in a fast-changing municipal environment, the report builds on existing … [Read more...]

Diversity Speakers’ Network launches

On 9th March, Future of London launched its newest initiative, a Diversity Speakers’ Network designed to help better represent the people who deliver and use public services in the Capital, to inject fresh voices into the urban debate, and to connect more London practitioners at all levels. Over 80 people came to the Foundry in Vauxhall to hear … [Read more...]

The Evolution of London’s Business Improvement Districts

  Future of London and partners Rocket Science have been researching London’s Business Improvement Districts for the GLA and LEP. The resulting report is launched today: the executive summary is below, and you can download the full report from our Publications page. The report launch will take place at the Shard, where Future of … [Read more...]

Estate Renewal: making the case for London

As the Housing Bill moves through Parliament, the Heseltine Estate Regeneration Panel gears up and the mayoral election looms, 60 of London's most experienced housing providers have come together to agree the most serious obstacles to estate renewal in the capital, and the best ways to overcome them. Through January and February, Future of … [Read more...]