Conference: Embedding Social Value

London’s intensifying needs, budget constraints and charged public mood are driving increasingly defined requirements for social value within the procurement process. Seven years on from the Social Value Act, there’s significant variance in the approaches to and strength of uptake, with authorities in the Midlands and the North leading the … Read more

Spotlight: Women East

Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from Poplar HARCA’s Nicola Rushton. Inspired by the suffragette centenary, Nicola started Women East in Stroudley Walk, Bow, where Sylvia Pankhurst gave her first speech on the back of a cart. November 2018 marked the centenary of female suffrage, 100 years since the … Read more

Considerations and valuations for community-led housing

Picking up on two of the big issues discussed at 24 April’s event, Drilling into land and planning for community led housing, this Spotlight clarifies the policy framework supporting “Less than best consideration”, and suggests a method of valuation which seems uniquely appropriate for community-led development. As the Co-operative Councils … Read more

The way ahead: mainstreaming community-led housing in London

Community-led housing (CLH) is gaining traction in the capital, with growing appetite among local authorities and communities alike. On 18 February at Legal and General, Future of London’s new programme, Foundations for Community-Led Housing, launched to a packed house, evidencing project initiator and event chair Stephen Hill’s observation that “this … Read more

Report launch: Overcoming London’s Barriers

Launched on 11 December, Overcoming London’s Barriers, shares practical approaches to addressing barriers and their impacts, collected through a year of research and discussion with cross-sector practitioners throughout London.