Smarter Cities: Infrastructure workshop

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, with great potential to address intractable urban problems through innovation – and with all hype and uncertainty that come with new areas of endeavour. Getting started with smart-city technologies and systems can seem overwhelming, but there are good reasons to engage. Join us as we … Read more

Leaders Plus 4: Proposals for London

Leaders Plus Round 4 wrapped up on 12 July with ‘Proposals for London’, a series of ground-breaking interventions inspired by the cohort’s case study: Deptford, LB Lewisham. The final task before graduation, the presentations combined original research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The audience included mentors, FoL board members, … Read more

Making the Most of Build to Rent: Executive Summary

William Street Quarter

‘Build to Rent’ housing designed and managed specifically for private renters is on the rise in London – there were four times as many private rented sector (PRS) schemes in development at the end of 2016 than in the previous seven years.1Molior (2016) Q3 PRS Research (membership required to access) … Read more

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Crossrail regeneration update

Crossrail regeneration opportunities

As Crossrail draws closer to its launch date, Future of London is returning to our research on how Europe’s largest construction project is affecting development activity in the capital. Our 2014 report, Crossrail as Catalyst explored the ways local authorities were rising to the challenge of making sure areas with … Read more

New programme: Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, seemingly offering huge scope for innovation to help solve intractable urban problems. But the concept can be hard to pin down, let alone integrate into the complex work already carried out by London’s local authorities and built environment sector. At the moment, getting started … Read more

Workspace that Works: report launch

On 21 February, Future of London launched our Workspace that Works report, looking at the links between SME workspace provision and regeneration, and what role local authorities can play.

Housing Zones report launch

Poplar Riverside Housing Zone map

Future of London’s Housing Zones Progress Report, launched 26 January, giving housing professional’s views on the early impacts of the GLA’s housing programme.

Alan Cherry Debate summary

Cross-sector housing leaders gathered in late November for the Alan Cherry Debate on post-Brexit housing supply, hosted by Countryside Properties and facilitated by Future of London.