Future leaders pitch ideas for making the most of urban assets

From burial sites to net zero, and golf courses to shared outdoor spaces, our Future London Leaders (FLL35) delivered fresh ideas for making the most of our existing urban assets. Leadership programme candidates presented their ideas to an audience of colleagues, mentors, alumni, course contributors, and friends of Future of … Read more

What could urban rewilding mean for local authorities?

There’s a lot of talk about rewilding our cities, but what does ‘letting nature go’ mean for a local authority? Ahead of our “Natural Renewal” event, this latest member Spotlight focuses on ecological design in LB Enfield. This summer, the first baby beaver was born in London in 400 years. … Read more

Public sector-focused urban designers join Future of London 

We Made That wants to deliver public good and hold itself to high ethical standards. We talk to the founders about land ownership, “stacked” commercial development and the role of architects. Holly Lewis and Oliver Goodhall set up We Made That as an LLP, determined to make a positive impact … Read more

Improving diversity in the built environment, and how you can help

Recruiting people from diverse backgrounds is key to understanding inclusion and changing organisational culture. Nicola Mathers explains what we’ve learned about EDI from our Emerging Talent Programme graduates. The graduation of the first cohort from our Emerging Talent Programme was a proud moment for everyone involved. It also brought home … Read more

Developing practical tools for co-production

Following our co-production report last year, Future of London is partnering with the Open University to develop practical engagement tools that will rebuild public trust. Given the public’s lack of trust in regeneration, co-production offers a way to address this head on through power sharing and inclusive approaches. In a first … Read more

Creating social value that matters to young people in Brent

LB Brent is developing a single delivery plan for social value that connects diverse initiatives. Hailey Sockalingam and Jasel Nandha find out how placemakers are creating social value for young people in Brent. At our recent roundtable discussion, speakers from LB Brent and its partner organisations explained how successful social … Read more

Soho Housing joins Future of London to raise resident voices

The housing association is rooted in citizen activism to stop demolition in the 1970s. Now the night-time economy is residents’ number one concern. We met CEO Barbara Brownlee and finance director Jane Harrison to find out why. Barbara Brownlee knows that a development pipeline of 30 properties over five years … Read more