New programme: Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

Smart Cities are a hot topic, seemingly offering huge scope for innovation to help solve intractable urban problems. But the concept can be hard to pin down, let alone integrate into the complex work already carried out by London’s local authorities and built environment sector. At the moment, getting started … Read more

Alan Cherry Debate summary

Cross-sector housing leaders gathered in late November for the Alan Cherry Debate on post-Brexit housing supply, hosted by Countryside Properties and facilitated by Future of London.

Workspace that Works… workshop

Workspace workshop

On 13th June, Future of London will host a workshop as part of our Workspace that Works programme, exploring links between SME workspace and regeneration.

Conference: Doing More with Less

  Our June 23rd conference focused on sustainable revenue at local level. [PDF] [PDF] For un-edited presentation slides, follow the links at the bottom of this web page. Full conference summary coming soon!  Our June 23rd conference was an energising day of strategy, skills and connections with Tony Travers, David Lunts, Geeta Nanda, Jo Negrini, Cllr … Read more

Workshop: Evaluating Property Licensing Schemes

Thamesmead housing

As part of our three-year research programme into the private rented sector, Engaging London’s PRS, Future of London is conducting research into property licensing schemes. As our April 2015 briefing paper found, while more than half of London boroughs are engaged in a discretionary property licensing scheme, with further consultations … Read more

Town Centres summary highlights attitudes over assets

Creating Resilient Town Centres report

The summary of Future of London’s summer conference, Creating Resilient Town Centres, is now online. Speakers gave insight into topical case studies along with strategies and best practice for reinforcing, rethinking and reinventing town centres – old and new, large and small. What emerged as we assembled the summary was that the way … Read more