Regeneration and Communities


Across London, practitioners are engaged in a range of redevelopment projects aimed at transforming local places and the lives of those who live there. The successful delivery of major residential, commercial and retail projects is critical to the growth of the London economy, and to improving the well-being of residents across the Capital.

Understanding the challenges and opportunities facing these projects is a key focus at Future of London, where we continue to highlight best practice in regeneration, local service delivery and community development through our reports, seminars, and Communities in Transition field trips.

At the major projects end of the scale, FoL programmes on topics such as Crossrail and estate regeneration examine how the public sector can make the most of large-scale undertakings, while at the other end of the scale, our work on the Localism Act and Business Improvement Districts shows how change can be managed successfully at the community level.


26th March 2014
Delivering public health – Embedding health in London boroughs

23rd April 2014
Crossrail as Catalyst report launch

29th April 2014
Communities in Transition field trip: Woodberry Down

30th April 2014
Delivering public health – Food and health: Cross-sector resources

15th May 2014
Delivering public health – Poverty, inequality and health


For an archive of Future of London’s past events on regeneration and communities, click here.

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Key Publications

Doing More With Less: How London boroughs are using new powers to navigate budget straits and deliver local services Doing More With Less: How London boroughs are using new powers to navigate budget straits and deliver local services
Jo Wilson with Lisa Taylor, Future of London
August 2013
This report puts service delivery reform into context, and outlines some of the measures being implemented across the Capital to manage greater demand with fewer resources.
Localism in London: The implications for planning and regeneration in the CapitalLocalism in London: The implications for planning and regeneration in the Capital
Anna Turley and Jo Wilson, Future of London,
March 2012

This report sets out the implications of the localism agenda for planning and regeneration practitioners. It features the results of a London-wide survey on the impact new financing and delivery tools will have for London Boroughs.
The Localism Bill in LondonThe Localism Bill in London
Joanna Wilson, Future of London,
September 2011

This new policy briefing provides detail on the reforms contained in the Localism Bill, including new powers and revenue streams, and measures designed to encourage active neighbourhood involvement in development.

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News and Project Updates

  • Crossrail report launch – April 23 March 31, 2014Future of London is pleased to announce the launch of our new report on the regeneration potential around Crossrail stations – and future infrastructure projects.
  • Communities in Transition: Woodberry Down March 19, 2014On April 29, Future of London will visit Woodberry Down in LB Hackney for our latest Communities in Transition field trip, as part of Green Sky Thinking week.
  • Crossrail report launch – save the date! March 18, 2014Crossrail as Catalyst looks at how London communities can grasp the regeneration potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects.
  • HRA Reform in London – a qualified success? December 9, 2013Our 2012 survey showed that HRA reform was the measure which practitioners thought would be the most useful – we take a look at whether this is still the case two years on.
  • London set for more Mayoral Development Corporations? November 22, 2013To mark the second anniversary of the Localism Act, Future of London has been looking at how the reforms contained in the legislation have affected planning, regeneration and development in the Capital. This week, we look at the impact of Mayoral Development Corporations, another reform contained in the Localism Act.
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