Council-Led Housing Forum: one year on

In October 2018, Future of London launched the Council-Led Housing Forum. One year on, we reflect on what the Forum has achieved and find out what’s next on its agenda. In response to ambitious housing targets from both the Mayor and central government, local authorities are, once again, building homes. … Read more

Responsible Procurement: The SME Challenge

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.

Launch: Council-led Housing Forum

Council led forum launch

October 16 found Future of London at City Hall, launching a three-year programme of support to boost the capacity of boroughs building their own homes. The buzz in the room was palpable as delegates welcomed plans for monthly seminars, workshops and site visits with expert advisers and pioneering councils, providing … Read more

London’s councils can learn from each other on tackling the housing crisis

Kings Crescent, Hackney (courtesy of Hackney Council)

A lack of skills and experience in delivering homes is holding some London councils back. Future of London aims to tackle that issue, as Deputy Chief Executive Nicola Mathers explains (as first appeared on Inside Housing, 20 October 2018) This week Future of London launched its new Council-Led Housing Forum, a three-year programme of events … Read more