Together with our members and partners, Future of London will deliver an exciting programme in 2015. Look out for events and policy outputs focusing on the following themes:
London’s housing challenge
With demand outpacing supply, housing is a hot topic in the run-up to the local elections in 2014 and the national elections in 2015. As London’s population continues to grow, housing has been incorporated into the Mayor’s infrastructure strategy, and 2014 will see a raft of measures to stimulate house-building in the Capital. Building on our influential report on the Affordable Rent Model in London, Future of London will bring together experts from across the sector to consider key housing issues, including: new and emerging models for delivery; engaging with London’s private rented sector; and best practice in large-scale estate renewal.For our latest work on housing in London, click here
Infrastructure planning for a prosperous and liveable London
London relies on efficient infrastructure to meet the demands of its booming population, but many of those networks – especially transport, water/sewer and utilities – are ageing, and already operating at full capacity. The Capital has been successful in securing major transport projects such as Crossrail to increase capacity, and the Mayor’s Infrastructure Investment Plan will look further into the future, setting out how the city will evolve to 2050, and how we pay for the works needed. Future of London will continue to look at how boroughs, the GLA and TfL can cope with London’s growth and make the most of the funding available to secure ancillary benefits in regeneration, public health, and economic development.For our latest work on infrastructure in London, click here.
London’s changing regeneration landscape
The regeneration landscape in London is in flux – policy and funding frameworks have changed significantly in recent years, and whilst major projects are still in evidence across the Capital, transformation is also occurring at smaller scales, and sometimes outside of traditional development models. Future of London will continue to look at the broad range of regeneration initiatives appearing across the city, including: how large infrastructure projects such as Crossrail can support regeneration; delivering large-scale projects in a shifting policy and funding context; and how London boroughs can work with business and voluntary organisations to revitalise communities and high streets.For our latest work on regeneration in London, click here.
Energy efficiency for London
Improving the energy efficiency of the built environment is a major challenge for London. Rising energy costs mean an inevitable rise in fuel poverty, affecting vulnerable households across London. With the future of ECO in the balance, we will be looking at how local authorities and housing associations can make the most of funding programmes, while also looking at alternative ways of meeting carbon-reduction targets, delivering community-wide energy supply, and reducing costs for London households.For our latest work on energy in London, click here.
Developing London’s future leaders
Sponsored in part by Lovell, the Future London Leaders programme is exclusive to Future of London members. It has been designed to identify and nurture the career development of London’s most promising regeneration, housing, transport and economic development practitioners. Key elements of the programme include mentoring, leadership skills, site visits and policy seminars.Since its inception in April 2010, over 100 candidates have joined FLL and our new Leaders Plus masterclass series. Those alumni are moving up through delivery and decision-making roles across London’s public and private sector, working to deliver a truly liveable London.To download the Future London Leaders Prospectus, please click here
Where we work
Future of London’s interactive map highlights some of the major economic development and regeneration projects we have engaged with in our work, either through site visits or case studies.To find out more about each project, click on the relevant pin on the map to find a synopsis and links to site visit reports and other articles of interest. Map key: green = Future London Leaders site visits; blue = Barratt Homes series site visits; yellow = Communities in Transition site visits; purple = member spotlights
View Future of London’s activity areas in a larger mapFor Future of London’s 2015 Prospectus, please click here.
If you are interested in getting involved in Future of London activities, please contact our director, Lisa Taylor, at email@example.com