Beyond the O2 Effect – Greenwich Peninsula Site Visit

Candidates from Round Five of the Future London Leaders programme recently got a first-hand look at progress on the Greenwich Peninsula, home to the O2 entertainment venue, during a borough-led site visit. One of the GLA’s “opportunity areas”, the peninsula has a masterplan for redevelopment which includes 13,000 homes, a new business district and … [Read more...]

LandAid Debate 2013 on London’s competitiveness

Last night, I attended the property industry's charity LandAid's annual debate in London's City Hall, which was called: "Competitive Cities: can London stay ahead of the game?". The five key speakers for the evening included: Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor of London for Policy and Planning; the academic Prof Ricky Burdett of … [Read more...]

New affordable housing report for Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation today published a new report with Future of London called "Changes to affordable housing in London and implications for delivery". This post is printed with kind permission from JRF (the original post can be found here on their website). Rising homelessness, waiting lists and house prices continue to afflict the … [Read more...]

Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies

Summer Lecture Series 2013 marks three years since the General Election, two years since the London riots and one year since the Olympic and Paralympic Games. To mark this multiple anniversary, Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies looked at how the promise – or threat – implicit in each of these major events is influencing London’s … [Read more...]

Round Five of Future London Leaders Launched

Round five of our career development programme Future London Leaders has just been launched, which will overlap with round four. This session's 12 candidates were joined by many of the programme’s mentors and alumni for an introductory session and welcome reception.   We would like to extend a warm welcome to this session's FLL … [Read more...]

Happy 150th Anniversary for London Underground

150 years ago today, on the 9th January 1863, the first stretch of the London Underground opened for the public between Paddington and Farringdon Station (just next to Future of London’s offices today). A group of dignitaries rode the first underground railway in the world on the relatively short five mile journey, a precursor to today’s … [Read more...]