London set for more Mayoral Development Corporations?

To 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.

Working with BIDs

In our latest Breakfast Bites seminar, an experienced panel discussed the secrets of success for BIDs, what role local authorities can play, alternative vehicles for businesses to contribute to local areas, and how BIDs might develop in the future.

Getting the most from ECO and RE:NEW

Local authorities face a complex landscape of properties, funding mechanisms and providers to navigate to delivery energy efficiency, with the added pressure of limited time to act – our latest event explored how they can get value for money from ECO while it remains.

Future of London at Place West London 2013

On 22nd October, Future of London took part in the Place West London conference at Kensington Olympia. PWL is an annual event focussed on economic development and regeneration in West London which aims to promote area growth and prosperity.

Leaders Plus programme launch

On October 15th, we welcomed the first round of candidates from Future of London’s new Leaders Plus career development programme. This first session was an Applied Leadership Skills workshop, led by Miffa Salter of Urbancanda.

Planning for school places

As local authorities scramble to provide places for a booming primary-school cohort, we look at how planners, educators and funders are coping, and where we go next.