In a climate of stretched resources and mounting concern that the housing market is broken and failing to deliver for citizens, the concept of co-production is gaining traction. The idea is simple: to achieve better outcomes, citizens should have a meaningful role in the design and delivery of the homes … Read more
Local services across all sectors are best placed to connect employers and job seekers, but London needs a city-wide pool of information on skills and workforce trends, on how to access training and on how to find – and develop – a ready-for-work labour force. To help, the Mayor of … Read more
This is a guest post by Scott Bryant, Senior Policy Officer, GLA Housing & Land and FoL Alumni Rep. Our latest Alumni event focused on how we can balance the competing demands on London’s limited land supply to ensure we deliver successful and sustainable places – not just homes. Housing … Read more
Community-led housing (CLH) is gaining traction in the capital, with growing appetite among local authorities and communities alike. On 18 February at Legal and General, Future of London’s new programme, Foundations for Community-Led Housing, launched to a packed house, evidencing project initiator and event chair Stephen Hill’s observation that “this … Read more
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