Future London Leaders 17: Proposals for London

  Future London Leaders Round 17 wrapped on 7th March with ‘Proposals for London’ based on the programme theme of "Working with Communities". The final task before graduation was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. In addition to leadership skills sessions, the … [Read more...]

Notes from a small (weird) town

  Just visited my old stomping grounds in Moab, Utah, pop. 5,200. A uranium town, adventure sport hub and now second-home magnet, this joyous mash-up of rednecks, hippies and everyone in between has boomed and busted repeatedly. It’s now at risk of becoming a municipal cautionary tale. After years of gradual change, 2014-17 saw … [Read more...]

An Equitable Private Rented Sector for London

London’s Build to Rent market is gathering steam. According to analysts Molior, 11,000 new PRS homes have been developed since 2009, 10,000 are under construction and another 22,000 are permitted to start. These new homes are a much-needed contribution to London’s housing. But with two million Londoners in the PRS, very few live in new … [Read more...]

Woodside Square: design and downsizing

Friday the 8th of December found us on site at Woodside Square, Muswell Hill. The development is a joint venture partnership between Hanover and Hill, designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards. Hanover specialise in homes for the over 55s, seeking to promote downsizing by offering quality alternatives. In London, 54% of older homeowners … [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...]

Future of London in 2015 – sneak preview

As we put the finishing touches to Future of London's 2015 prospectus, here’s a preview to whet your appetite for the year ahead. We're building on the strong interest in November's Estate Renewal conference with a joint briefing with New London Architecture and Urban Design London (available on our publications page) followed by a February … [Read more...]

We are hiring!

Future of London is looking for a researcher to work on a new project on energy efficiency in London's private rented sector. This short-term post will support our Head of Policy in carrying out research on how to engage London's private landlords in energy efficiency, which will culminate in a two-part report outlining the challenges of … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes

Join us! Future of London is recruiting for the new role of Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes, which will support the delivery of our career-development offer. Future London Leaders (FLL)and Leaders Plus form FoL’s growing member-exclusive programmes. FLL provides public-sector professionals who have 5-7 years’ experience with bespoke … [Read more...]

The commitments

A shorter version of Lisa Taylor's article, titled 'A month in the life', appeared in the June 2014 edition of Campbell Tickell's CT Brief [PDF]. It’s been a jam-packed few weeks at Future of London, with new partnerships, the conclusion of our first Leaders Plus course, the London Festival of Architecture and a slew of events, including our … [Read more...]

Future of London at Place West London 2013

On 22nd October, Future of London took part in the Place West London conference at Kensington Olympia. PWL is an annual event focussed on economic development and regeneration in West London which aims to promote area growth and prosperity. As part of the networking sessions, our Future London Leaders programme was featured in a Regeneration … [Read more...]