Seminar: Stabilising London’s Private Sector Rents

With the General Election fast approaching, Future of London takes a closer look at rent stabilisation in our upcoming breakfast seminar: Stabilising London’s Private Sector Rents: a viable option for tackling the affordability gap? This forms part of a three-year research programme on the private rented sector (PRS) funded by the Oak Foundation … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Wembley


Our Communities in Transition field trip series kicks off again on 15th April with a visit to Wembley, the home of the national football stadium and a major growth area for Brent council. In keeping with our 2015 theme of anchor regeneration, the visit will explore the impact of the stadium on the regeneration of the wider area. Wembley is a key … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Social Value in Croydon


The Social Value Act, introduced in 2013, allows councils to take social value delivered through a contract into account when procuring services. The legislation was intended to help local authorities commission services based on the best overall value to the community, rather than just awarding contracts based on lowest cost. The Department for … [Read more...]

Delivering Estate Renewal: Thamesmead site visit


On 5th March, Future of London visited Thamesmead and Abbey Wood with member organisation Peabody, to hear about estate renewal, Crossrail and Housing Zones in this large riverside area. Perhaps best known for featuring as the dystopic setting for A Clockwork Orange, Thamesmead is currently home to around 40,000 people. In fact, the area … [Read more...]

Inward investment and local jobs – FoL sets scene at MIPIM


In his 20th February speech announcing the new Croydon Growth Zone, Chancellor George Osborne said: “Attracting investment and improving connectivity are vital for helping businesses large and small to create more jobs here in London.” Future of London has been hearing that call from its members and wider network for some time, and is launching … [Read more...]

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...]

London’s Opportunity Areas


Sources: Draft Further Alterations to the London Plan (2014) and individual OAPFs; contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2015 The latest version of the London Plan lists 38 Opportunity Areas and 7 Intensification Areas. In total, these cover almost 19,000 ha of land, with the potential to deliver a minimum 302,450 … [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. Kindly hosted by K&L Gates and led by … [Read more...]