Council-Led Housing Forum: one year on

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

Social Value Research Forum

social value research forum

Future of London’s Social Value Research Forum invited experts involved in practical social value research and toolkits to showcase their projects and offer insight into future directions for social value.

Managing politics in unprecedented times

Alumni were treated to a rare opportunity this month: a Chatham House breakfast briefing with London Legacy Development Corporation Chief Exec Lyn Garner. Meeting in LLDC’s HQ, Lyn shared her vast experience working in London local government, including her golden rules for managing politics.

The way ahead: mainstreaming community-led housing in London

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

Spotlight: Improving London-wide planning data

London Development Database

Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from authors Molly Strauss, Principal Policy and Programme Officer – Growth and Infrastructure; Peter Kemp, Planning Change Manager; and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer at the Great London Authority. As part of the Mayor’s Smart London work, efforts are underway to improve the … Read more

How do you achieve real diversity?

Ricky Scipio

On 27 September, Future of London’s All-Network Meet Up at City Hall brought nearly 100 cross-sector urban professionals together to share answers to this question. Speakers leading equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives were invited to share examples of good practice in HR and recruitment, campaigning and advocacy, career progression and … Read more

Council-Led Housing Forum

Council-Led Housing Forum After a three-year, greatly successful programme, the Council-Led Housing Forum wrapped up in October 2021. The Forum was run as part of the Mayor of London’s Building Council Homes for Londoners initiative, providing technical advice to practitioners involved in the council-led delivery of homes. Boroughs that are … Read more