It’s been five years since Get Living launched London’s first recognised Build to Rent (BTR) scheme: a 1,400-home development in East Village, Stratford. At that time, conversations about rent controls, reputational risk and smaller returns were scaring off investors and limiting growth of the sector. Despite a slow start initially … Read more
Ing Media provided a small group of FoL alumni with an engaging workshop on media and messaging, including practical tips for working with the media, taking some of the group to task through recorded mock interviews on their projects. Ing Media’s tips can help navigate numerous situations such as meetings, job interviews and public presentations, providing vital tools to boost confidence and personal impact.
A combination of small practices with small, complex sites should be an obvious marriage of opportunity and resource for local authorities, but significant challenges remain. To help, Future of London convened a roundtable with senior representatives from boroughs and SME architectural practices to explore the potential benefits and barriers to working together.
On 17 June, LB Croydon CEO Jo Negrini presented to a cross-sector group of next-wave city leaders at Future of London’s City Makers’ Forum on the challenges of local leadership. In conversation with event host Chris Paddock, Director at Hatch Regeneris, Jo provided some interesting lessons and top tips.
Local services across all sectors are best placed to connect employers and job seekers, but London needs a city-wide pool of information on skills and workforce trends, on how to access training and on how to find – and develop – a ready-for-work labour force. To help, the Mayor of … Read more
This is a guest post by Scott Bryant, Senior Policy Officer, GLA Housing & Land and FoL Alumni Rep. Our latest Alumni event focused on how we can balance the competing demands on London’s limited land supply to ensure we deliver successful and sustainable places – not just homes. Housing … Read more
This is a guest post by FoL Alumni Rep Michael Westbrook, Housing Strategy & Commissioning Manager, LB Haringey. Housing is always a popular topic for alumni events, and this was no exception with around 40 people gathered to discuss alternative housing models over coffee and croissants at British Land’s head offices … Read more
This is a guest post from Harry Knibb, Principal Consultant for Sustainable Places, WSP, as part of Future of London’s Workspace for All event. Our climate is changing, resources are finite, society is becoming older, lonelier and facing new health challenges, and technology is evolving at a faster rate than ever … Read more