We run free events for built environment professionals in London including workshops, field trips, roundtables and conferences. Our events bring together our member organisations, project partners and experts from the Future of London network.

Upcoming events 

Webinar: Launch a rewarding career in the built environment
12 December 2023, 6pm to 7pm
Our Emerging Talent Programme leads to rewarding careers, including housing, planning, regeneration, urban design and community building.  Sign up to our webinar to find out more about Future of London’s Emerging Talent Programme. You will have the opportunity to learn about the programme and get to meet some of our recruits. Register here

Webinar: Launch a rewarding career in the built environment
13 December 2023, 1pm to 2pm
Our Emerging Talent Programme leads to rewarding careers, including housing, planning, regeneration, urban design and community building. Sign up to our webinar to find out more about Future of London’s Emerging Talent Programme. You will have the opportunity to learn about the programme and get to meet some of our recruits. Register here

Human-Centred Design: Taster training for our alumni
Tuesday 18 January 2024, 9:15am to 12:30pm

An exclusive training opportunity for our alumni. This course will provide an introduction to Human Centred-Design and practical exercises to apply it to built environment challenges. Event full. Join waitlist here

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Past events

Virtual field trip: Sydney and the resilient city
Thursday 30 November
How do cities around the world adapt and prepare for future shocks and challenges? In the first event of our new Future of Cities programme, we took a virtual trip to Sydney, Australia, to see how the city is prioritising resilience. Write-up to follow.

Workshop: How to map social value and leave a lasting legacy
Wednesday 29 November 2023
This ‘social value mapping workshop’ was part of our Unlocking Social Value programme. The workshop drew on systems mapping principles to understand the relationships, skills, processes and approaches that are critical to long-term impact.

Roundtable: Social value and young people in South Kilburn
Wednesday 8 November 2023
This roundtable discussion explored how LB Brent is creating social value for young people through partnering with local community organisations. We learned about approaches to youth engagement such as the appreciative inquiry method. Hosted by LB Brent and sponsored by Countryside Partnerships.

Webinar: Find out how our Emerging Talent Programme can increase the diversity of your team
Wednesday 8 November
This online session provided an overview of how the programme works and heard from both an employer and recruits from the first cohort of the programme, about their experience.

Activating innovation in the built environment

Monday 6 November
We hear a lot about ‘innovation’, but what does that mean in practice? Our latest City Makers’ Forum explored this question with a panel of innovation experts and entrepreneurs. Read the write-up here.

Field trip to Royal Docks: Social Value and Legacy
Tuesday 17 October 2023
The Royal Docks in Newham is the Mayor of London’s largest land-led project and the only enterprise zone in the capital. We visited to find out how the regeneration team is shaping its social value plan for the next five years. Thanks to the Royal Docks for hosting. Write-up to follow.

Future London Leaders 34 Proposals for London & Graduation Celebration

Thursday 28 September 2023
Our FLL34 cohort presented their Proposals for London on the theme of the future of cities. Find out who won the audience vote for best pitches here.

Field Trip: Social value and young people in Hackney
Tuesday 26 September 2023
We visited Young Hackney Eastway and Hackney Bridge to learn what it takes to build and healthy and inclusive city for young people, with a focus on social value legacy. Hosted by LB Hackney and London Legacy Development Corporation and sponsored by Countryside Partnerships. Write-up to follow.

Health and Housing Impact Network: Tottenham field trip
Tuesday 19 September 2023
We visited a range of housing, community and public realm projects to see how LB Haringey has been working across departments to create a more integrated approach to health and housing outcomes. Write-up to follow

Launch event: Council-Led Housing Network 
Wednesday 26 July 2023
As London boroughs become major housebuilders, they are looking to grow their inhouse skills and expertise. Deputy Mayor Tom Copley joined us as we launched a new network run by Future of London to provide peer to peer support and expert knowledge. More here.

Leaders Plus 10 Proposals for London & Graduation Celebration
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Leaders Plus 10 candidates presented their Proposals for London  on the theme of cross-sector working in impactful five-minute pitches. Presentations were followed by the Q&A, live audience voting in 3 categories, and a networking reception, kindly hosted by TLT LLP. Read a blog post from the event here.

A population health approach to health and housing integration
Thursday 20 July 2023
Focusing on population health is a key to improving health and wellbeing by addressing issues such as air quality in the home environment, including vehicle pollution, damp and mouldMore here.

Conference 2023: Unlocking Social Value
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Unlocking social value is the key to successful urban development. Our annual conference focused on how social value is created by built environment projects and their impact on communities. Write-ups, speaker slides and video to follow. More here

Workspace of the Future – City Makers’ Forum
Tuesday 20 June 2023
How will the workspace of the future look, and what does that mean for town centre development? Covid accelerated the trend towards hybrid working and our City Maker’s Forum with Hatch considered the impact of these long-term changes. Event write-up here.

Future London Leaders 33 Proposals for London & Graduation Celebration
Tuesday 13 June 2023

Future London Leaders (FLL) 33 presented their Proposals for London on social value followed by a graduation ceremony and networking.

Social value: a decade of progress?
Thursday 4 May 2023
Future of London launched a practice-based research programme to consider the impact of social value on people and places. More on the Unlocking Social Value programme here.

Housing and integrated care: how can we have most impact?
Thursday 4 May
The first event with our Health and Housing Impact Network consider the mutual benefits of built environment professionals working with the new integrated care systems (ICSs). Find out more about the network here.

Affordable Housing: Proposals for London & report preview
21 February 2023
Preview of the Affordable Housing: Overcoming crisis through collaboration programme the latest Future London Leaders cohort, and practical recommendations from contributors to the wider research programme. More

Report launch: Making the case for co-production in the built environment
7 March 2023
Final event in our Rethinking Community Engagement programme to launch our report on co-production, introducing FoL’s Co-production Principles and discussing how to make co-production a more mainstream practice. More

City Makers’ Forum: Embedding social value in development
Wednesday 30 November 2023
Now more than ever, city makers need to demonstrate that housing, regeneration and development schemes are creating positive value for local people and economies… more 

Data City: how is digital transformation shaping London’s built environment?
29 November 2022
From minimising the risk of cyber-attacks aimed at global financial institutions, to helping the digitally excluded get online in marginalised communities, the digital agenda for London is broad.. more

What is co-production and how can it work in the built environment?
24 November 2022
‘Co-production’ is talked about widely across the built environment, but do we all mean the same thing? And even if we can agree on a definition, why is co-production so hard in practice? more

Engaging Young Londoners
1 November 2022
For too long, young people have been side-lined in the built environment sector. Our network has told us that they want to do more to engage with young Londoners, both as contributors to decisions in our city and as potential members of the workforce... more

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