LLDC visits Manchester: a view from the North

This post is from sister organisation Future of Greater Manchester (hence introducing LLDC in some detail). If you’d like to have a hosted field trip like this, get in touch! Future of Greater Manchester’s first intercity exchange hosted 37 people – and a dog! – from London Legacy Development Corporation, … Read more

Board member shares experience of Barking and Dagenham regeneration

Caroline Harper joined Be First, the ambitious council-owned company driving regeneration in Barking and Dagenham as Chief Planning Director. Now Deputy Managing Director, she wants to support women in planning and encourage cross-working between the public and private sectors. When Caroline Harper told her private sector colleagues that she was … Read more

Linkcity backs social value programme

Future of London is delighted to announce property developer Linkcity as a new partner and co-sponsor of our major programme for 2023 on social value. Linkcity works across sectors including regeneration, mixed-use, student accommodation and residential projects. The developer is currently involved in delivering several major projects for Future of … Read more

Collaboration is key to tackling London’s affordable housing crisis – new report

Mother holding daughter who is under 5 years old in a park in London

Working together can be hard if public and private sector partners have different objectives. Our report looks at new models of collaboration in funding, retrofit and community involvement. Collaboration between stakeholders including London boroughs, housing associations and for-profit investors is the key to tackling the capital’s housing crisis. This is … Read more

Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of GM Leaders Plus is field trips. We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, with trips set up by the team and by candidates. See where we’ve gone in 2022…

Building recovery case study: Building communities in action

Reflecting on the past two years, it’s clear we need holistic, integrated solutions that put people at the heart of our thinking about the built environment. Through their Building Communities strategy, Countryside are taking a whole systems approach to improving the way they work with communities, to maximise social value in their projects and build sustainable, thriving places.