Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.
This is a guest post by FoL Alumni Rep Michael Westbrook, Housing Strategy & Commissioning Manager, LB Haringey. Housing is always a popular topic for alumni events, and this was no exception with around 40 people gathered to discuss alternative housing models over coffee and croissants at British Land’s head offices … Read more
This is a guest post from Harry Knibb, Principal Consultant for Sustainable Places, WSP, as part of Future of London’s Workspace for All event. Our climate is changing, resources are finite, society is becoming older, lonelier and facing new health challenges, and technology is evolving at a faster rate than ever … Read more
These are complicated times for communication: citizens are often angry and/or confused, byzantine data requirements are tying up organisations of all kinds, and “real time” has a sort of elasticity where sector processes can take ages but sector gossip travels faster than light. We’ve been hearing lots of people in … Read more
Co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators, makerspaces and artist studios are essential to London’s start-up and creative communities. Demand for shared and affordable workspace is high and the industry is enjoying fast growth. Future of London is a longstanding champion of SME workspace. Its Workspace That Works programme reached 200+ cross-sector organisations through … Read more
There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to live and work in London. The capital needs leaders who can manage this rapidly shifting landscape now and into the future. On 1 November, Future of London brought together participants from some of the capital’s top leadership programmes and networks … Read more