A combination of small practices with small, complex sites should be an obvious marriage of opportunity and resource for local authorities, but significant challenges remain. To help, Future of London convened a roundtable with senior representatives from boroughs and SME architectural practices to explore the potential benefits and barriers to working together.
On 17 June, LB Croydon CEO Jo Negrini presented to a cross-sector group of next-wave city leaders at Future of London’s City Makers’ Forum on the challenges of local leadership. In conversation with event host Chris Paddock, Director at Hatch Regeneris, Jo provided some interesting lessons and top tips.
Leaders Plus Round 6 wrapped up on 25 June 2019 with their Proposals for London, a series of ambitious presentations in which candidates made a personal ‘pitch’ for London. Candidates used their combined knowledge, experience, passion and presentation skills to deliver a persuasive case for change under the theme of … Read more
Community-led housing is on the rise. The last year has seen the establishment of Community-led Homes London and the launch of a £38million GLA funding prospectus to support delivery. In June, London CLT were announced as the successful bidder on two TfL Small Sites and LB Croydon are inviting local … Read more
Picking up on two of the big issues discussed at 24 April’s event, Drilling into land and planning for community led housing, this Spotlight clarifies the policy framework supporting “Less than best consideration”, and suggests a method of valuation which seems uniquely appropriate for community-led development. As the Co-operative Councils … Read more