On joining one of our Leaders programmes, candidates are automatically part of the Future of London Alumni Network.
A network of more than 400 talented professionals (from January 2019) is a platform for learning, socialising, connecting and career progression. FoL’s alumni are delivering the housing, town centre, regeneration and infrastructure projects that make the capital more liveable, and they’re rising fast – four promotions in one recent round alone! We’re delighted to contribute to the development of these high-calibre professionals, and to have so many continue to actively engage with Future of London.
Alumni Network events
These bespoke events can explore more edgy territory than mainstream FoL events due to the closed forum. They’re designed and coordinated by alumni reps with support from Lovell and Ing media. Events are open to alumni (no matter where they work now) and their guests.
25 March, 8:30-10 am – kindly hosted by TfL
Breakfast Briefing: with Lucinda Turner, Director of Spatial Planning, TfL
2 April, 6:15-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by the London Connectory
Tech & transport panel debate
Postponed until further notice
19 May, 8:30-10 am – kindly hosted by Lewis Silkin
Breakfast Briefing: Working with Lawyers with Clare Reddy, Partner, Lewis Silkin
Registration opens soon
29 January, 6:15-8:30 pm
City Makers Forum: How is London responding to the climate emergency?
27 November, 8:30-10 am
Place leadership breakfast briefing
13 November, 6:15-8:30 pm
Economically-led Regeneration panel discussion
19 September, 6:30-8:30 pm
Build to Rent roundtable
25 July, 9-12 pm
Media & messaging workshop
Alumni are represented on FoL’s Steering Group. As of 2017, we have two pairs of two-year reps who overlap, to share the load and help build knowledge. These volunteers organise events, coordinate e-bulletins with news and vacancies, curate the LinkedIn group and serve as a voice for alumni and candidates. They have guaranteed spaces at Steering Group dinners and regular contact with FoL’s team, to forward ideas and concerns. This is a great experience, confidence- and CV-builder; to learn more, contact your reps. Current reps are:
Senior Development Manager – Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority
Senior Policy Officer, Greater London Authority
Area Regeneration Manager – Vauxhall, Stockwell & Norwood, LB Lambeth
Programme Manager, L&Q
Future London Leaders 20
Future London Leaders 18
Leaders Plus 4
Future London Leaders 6
Other opportunities to stay involved include:
- Acting as one of four Alumni representatives on FoL’s Steering Group (two-year term, Nov start)
- Serving as one of two Alumni directors on Future of London’s board (three-year term – next up in 2019)
- Co-designing, speaking at or attending quarterly Alumni Network events
- Getting involved in the wider FoL programme, to gain exposure, learn and share ideas
- Posting vacancies to your peers – or finding jobs – via Alumni Network e-bulletins.
For more info, to get involved or to update your profile with promotions, moves or other news, contact email@example.com.
LB Redbridge Chief Exec Andy Donald argues that councils need to redefine their role as leaders of placemaking. At November’s breakfast briefing, he invited alumni to think of councils as conveners: providing a platform to bring stakeholders together and establishing a ‘low floor, high ceiling’ that sets the tone for collaboration and co-production in shaping our neighbourhoods.
How do we measure the success of a place when compared to its surrounding neighbourhood or city-wide economy? FoL Alumni and invited guests came together to explore this question and consider how some of London’s most high-profile regeneration projects perform against a more holistic view of placemaking.
Although the UK’s Build to Rent sector has been slow to get going, in Q1 2019 it represented 21% of all residential starts and was scaling at a rate comparable to the student housing boom of the noughties. FoL convened a roundtable to discuss the current landscape and future of Build to Rent. Could it ever become the tenure of choice for Londoners?
See here for a list of alumni.