Affordable Housing: Overcoming crisis through collaboration
Fewer new tenants are housed in social housing, while private rent continues to spiral. Our affordable housing report identifies collaboration in finance, community involvement and retrofit as ways forward.
Making the case for co-production
Rethinking Community Engagement explored how the built environment sector could better engage with communities and found strong interest in co-production. In this report we set out principles for co-production of development projects.
Urban professionals know they have a vital influence on the health of citizens. But how do we create meaningful and effective partnerships with health to play our part in addressing health inequalities? This report provides practical ideas and best practice.
Building recovery: Recommendations
A follow-up to the insights report, this publication provides practical recommendations and inspiration through case studies to address inequalities in our cities.
Building recovery: Insights
Summarising the urgent issues facing the built environments sector as we strive to create more equitable cities through Covid recovery.
Creative public value
How councils are becoming ‘market makers,’ taking a longer-term stake and transforming vacant/under-used buildings into community-managed assets.
Achieving Net Zero
This report explores the key topics highlighted during the Achieving Net Zero programme, and provides insights and a set of practical recommendations for urban professionals in the public, private and civic sectors.
People, Place and Community
This report aims to investigate the role that both people and place play in creating community, and what Covid-19 has taught us about belonging in both new developments and existing neighbourhoods. It includes the best approach the built environment sector can take to encourage communities to thrive.
Paying for Public Projects
These are challenging times for public project funding, with national-level changes affecting local-level delivery. To help, FoL’s latest briefing brought together insight gained from three cross-sector roundtables to identify trends, risks and opportunities in funding.
Making the Most of London’s Waterways
Report on the rising pressure and competing demand for the capital’s waterways, including best practice for delivering waterside projects and recommendations covering policy and strategy, good design, community engagement and transport.
Foundations for Community-Led Housing
Report on the potential for and practicalities of community-led projects to deliver more affordable homes and help rebuild trust and the community’s active role in development.
Overcoming London’s Barriers
The final report for this project offers case studies showing innovative and effective approaches to overcoming barriers, with recommendations applicable to a range of built environment practitioners.
Overcoming London’s Barriers
Our 2018 conference brought together 50 speakers and 200 delegates. Their contributions to seminars and workshops are summarised here.
Are We Ready For the Boom? Housing Older Londoners
By 2035, the number of over-60s in London alone is expected to rise by 48%, and the over-80s group is set to increase by 70%. This programme asks how older people will afford the housing they want, and as a sector, how we can to provide the amenities they need.
Engaging London’s Private Rented Sector
How can London move towards the PRS it needs and deserves? Our three-year programme, supported by Oak Foundation and Trust for London, has explored approaches to improving the sector, including new development opportunities, licensing schemes and tenant rights. The final report includes analysis, case studies and themed recommendations. For other project outputs, see programme page.
Making the Case for Place
Future of London’s major 2017 programme set out to better understand how different stakeholders value the impacts of placemaking and how to foster greater common ground between their views and interests. This report offers case studies, calls to action for stakeholders and guiding principles for more holistic placemaking valuation.
Making Housing Delivery Models Work for London
This FoL/GVA report takes stock of the housing delivery models councils and the GLA family are using; estimates how many homes and how much affordable housing those are producing; and explores how to share skills and knowledge better, to make the most of these emerging models.
Making Delivery Models Work for London
Future of London and GVA, with input from a broad range of stakeholders, assess which delivery models are being used across the capital, how they’re performing, and where we go from here. The first stocktake was based on an assessment of nine representative London boroughs.
Making the Most of Build to Rent
This report gives an overview of the current wave PRS development in London, now at the highest level in four years. With the gap between social housing and home ownership wider than ever, PRS offers a real alternative; the report includes recommendations for CLG; the GLA; local authorities and housing associations; and developers and investors.
Bringing together feedback from interviews with development managers and a senior roundtable, this briefing investigates ways of improving the development management process for public and private sectors as well as individual applicants.
Workspace that Works
This report summarises Future of London’s Workspace that Works programme, gathering insight and best practice on linking workspace and regeneration and highlighting issues local authorities should be aware of when planning workspace projects.
Priorities for Transport in a Growing London
Briefing from our Nov/Dec 2016 events delivered with support from Arup. The briefing brings together key talking points from speakers, Q&As and workshops and offers recommendations for TfL and the GLA as they prepare the consultation draft of the new Mayor’s Transport Strategy.
Housing Zones Progress Report
Report on the GLA’s Housing Zones programme, assessing progress and initial impacts, including which types of interventions are proving effective and how momentum can be sustained over the lifetime of the programme.
Doing Even More With Even Less
This update provides a sampler of what some local authorities are doing to deliver services in the context of fiscal austerity. Although by no means exhaustive, it serves as a primer for those entering the sector and provides key examples of innovation in public service delivery.
Westminster City Council and Kensington and Chelsea have reluctantly decided to serve notice on the Tri-borough arrangements that were established in June 2011 to drive savings and public service reform for the benefit of residents in three key London boroughs. Read the full story here.
Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change
This research project delivered in partnership with Arup. The report presents challenges and solutions to making London’s public assets and services more resilient to the current and future effects of climate change. It includes recommendations for national and pan-London policymakers, developers, investors, insurers and educators.
A Social Lettings Agency for London?
Short briefing based on a roundtable Future of London held in February. The event convened 10 boroughs, two sub-regional housing partnerships and the GLA to take stock of existing borough-led lettings agencies, and explore the potential of a cross-borough initiative, as mooted by London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan and the London Housing Commission.
Browse our older reports on our archive page.