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.
London’s intensifying needs, budget constraints and charged public mood are driving increasingly defined requirements for social value within the procurement process. Seven years on from the Social Value Act, there’s significant variance in the approaches to and strength of uptake, with authorities in the Midlands and the North leading the … Read more
Following our field trip to the Lower Lea Valley in May, which looked at how the CRT maintains, funds and manages uses along their sections of London’s waterways, FoL invited the CRT to facilitate a workshop exploring some of the challenges – and opportunities – that arise when designing with water.
In October 2018, Future of London launched the Council-Led Housing Forum. One year on, we reflect on what the Forum has achieved and find out what’s next on its agenda. In response to ambitious housing targets from both the Mayor and central government, local authorities are, once again, building homes. … Read more
Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from Poplar HARCA’s Nicola Rushton. Inspired by the suffragette centenary, Nicola started Women East in Stroudley Walk, Bow, where Sylvia Pankhurst gave her first speech on the back of a cart. November 2018 marked the centenary of female suffrage, 100 years since the … Read more
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?