Housing Delivery Models – Press release

With no major help coming in the Autumn Budget, the London housing industry – public, private and third sector – is getting on with business, with nearly 180,000 homes in the pipeline through local government models alone. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called this “the most anti-London Budget for a generation”, with lack of support for affordable … [Read more...]

Alan Cherry Debate & Awards celebrate placemaking

There was a full house at the Alan Cherry Debate & Placemaking Awards on 1st November, testament to the relevance of the topic, respect for the Countryside founder and programme namesake, and the draw of a good view and a chance to catch up with peers. The event included a lively debate on how to measure the impact of regeneration – timely … [Read more...]

Housing Delivery Models: Investment

Sector leaders call for London debt-and-equity fund & investment education for councils Investment was the focus of Future of London and GVA’s first roundtable on Housing Delivery Models, supported by BLP Insurance and Lewis Silkin. Anonymised highlights are below; this and sessions on Delivery and Direction will be combined with new GVA … [Read more...]

Housing Delivery Models: London stocktake begins

The numbers are coming in: Just 22 of the dozens of housing delivery models emerging across London are set to deliver some 55,000 homes, averaging 53% affordable. The figures are from GVA's preliminary findings for a joint GVA/Future of London programme on Housing Delivery Models, supported by Lewis Silkin. For more on the overall programme, see … [Read more...]

Perspectives: Placemaking beyond King’s Cross

If you’re talking placemaking in London, the conversation will inevitably turn to King’s Cross, one of Europe’s largest, longest-running and most widely acclaimed regeneration schemes. Future of London kick-started the field trip element of our 2017 placemaking programme with a visit to King’s Cross in April. The trip had more than 150 … [Read more...]

Making housing delivery models work

Cross-sector partnerships are on the rise again in the quest to deliver housing and regeneration more effectively. The emphasis now is on structures that give councils more control and help them retain assets for long-term revenue, but most models, from joint ventures through council-owned companies to new tenures and types, are relatively new; … [Read more...]

Design Council Head of Cities to join FoL

  On behalf of the FoL team and board, I'm delighted to announce our permanent Head of Networks - Nicola Mathers, currently Head of the Cities Programme at Design Council, will start on 20th March. Nicola brings a wealth of expertise in strategy, senior stakeholder, technical and funding matters. In the Future of London role, … [Read more...]

Brexit update: Resilience, lobbying key

Future of London’s second cross-sector Brexit briefing was understandably more sobering than our first, on 15th July. As keynote Tony Travers said both times, early impacts were not as dire as expected – in part because, as Bilfinger GVA’s Gerry Hughes noted, Brexit is not a debt-led crisis like 2008, and because, as both Travers and … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders 13: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 13 wrapped on 14th September with 'Proposals for London' about the potential of innovative workspace for economic development, employment and regeneration. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The … [Read more...]

#DiversityPledgeLDN – Get involved!

    Pledge here to join London's top organisations! , 13th Oct 2016 - Please re-post!  Diversity Speakers' Network  from Speaker Showcase. Future of London, supported by the Mayor of London, has launched a pan-London pledge to help development & infrastructure better reflect London’s diversity “London’s … [Read more...]