New report: Surge in overseas investment risks creating London housing bubble

New research by the Future of London and The Smith Institute warns that unprecedented growth in overseas investment in London’s property market creates the risk of another housing bubble and is pricing out local people. The report, , by Andrew Heywood (visiting fellow, Smith Institute) examines latest trends in London’s private housing market … [Read more...]

Future of London in 2012/13

Future of London is celebrating its first anniversary of launching as an independent not-for-profit organisation (and its sixth year of existence in total) by issuing a new Prospectus for the year ahead. This document sets out some of the achievements from our first year of independence, an overview of our key programmes for 2012/13, including … [Read more...]

New job opportunity

Future of London is seeking to recruit a new Research Administrator. For more details on the post, and how to apply, please see our Vacancies page. … [Read more...]

New briefing paper: Green Deal – Planning Q+A

As a complement to our recently released report, , we are delighted to publish a further briefing paper examining planning issues relating to the implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation in London. looks at the implications of implementing the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation in relation to planning policy at a … [Read more...]

New Report: Delivering Energy Efficiency in London

We have launched our latest report, , which examines the practical implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The report, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital faces a big challenge to make the most of the Government’s new approach to improving energy efficiency through the Green Deal and ECO … [Read more...]

Podcast: David Fell on the future of the London economy

As part of our London 2062 series, economist David Fell reflects on the direction of the London economy over the next fifty years. … [Read more...]

Podcast: David Lunts on the future of housing in London

Here is the latest podcast from our London2062 work programme, undertaken jointly with University College London. This time we hear from David Lunts, Executive Director for Housing at the GLA, set out what he believes will be the major challenges for housing over the next fifty years. You can download this episode here. … [Read more...]

Podcast: Prof. Sir Peter Hall on London’s transport challenges

As part of Future of London and University College London's London 2062 series, you can listen to Prof. Sir Peter Hall discussing the big developments we can expect to see in relation to London transport over the coming decades.   Download the podcast here. … [Read more...]

The future of affordable housing in London

Over the next three months, Future of London is convening a series of senior roundtable discussions for London practitioners, focused on the future of affordable housing in London. Housing, and in particular affordable housing, is a key issue for the Capital. The Coalition Government has introduced a raft of reforms impacting the definition and … [Read more...]

The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Explained

Source: GLA In these two new Future of London briefing papers, Luke Hildyard outlines the key features of Green Deal and ECO, and the potential roles that London Boroughs could play in their delivery. The first, , outlines the policy framework underpinning Green Deal and ECO, explains how the two might interact in practice, and sets out the … [Read more...]