How Section 106 is funding community arts in Hackney

Developer contributions usually pay for infrastructure or possibly public art. Find out how LB Hackney uses Section 106 to fund community arts projects that support people affected by development. The Shoreditch and Hoxton art fund run by LB Hackney has used Section 106 public art contributions to create a participatory … Read more

How heritage-led regeneration is transforming Woolwich

In our two-part podcast, Bhavna Brooker takes the Woolwich ferry to visit a major heritage-led regeneration project. How does it balance community identity, housing viability and historic preservation? Woolwich is being transformed through the heritage-led regeneration of the high street and the historic Royal Arsenal site. The government is injecting … Read more

Board member shares experience of Barking and Dagenham regeneration

Caroline Harper joined Be First, the ambitious council-owned company driving regeneration in Barking and Dagenham as Chief Planning Director. Now Deputy Managing Director, she wants to support women in planning and encourage cross-working between the public and private sectors. When Caroline Harper told her private sector colleagues that she was … Read more

Collaboration is key to tackling London’s affordable housing crisis – new report

Mother holding daughter who is under 5 years old in a park in London

Working together can be hard if public and private sector partners have different objectives. Our report looks at new models of collaboration in funding, retrofit and community involvement. Collaboration between stakeholders including London boroughs, housing associations and for-profit investors is the key to tackling the capital’s housing crisis. This is … Read more