London Data Observatory – get involved!

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Through a partnership with the University of Greenwich, FoL members are invited to set up bespoke research projects with data science PhD students. Make better use of data, at a fraction of the usual cost.

Housing Delivery Models: Investment

Housing at Barking Riverside, which won Housing Design Awards in 2010 and 2013

At our 12th September Housing Delivery Models roundtable on investment, sector leaders called for a London debt-and-equity fund & investment education for councils.

Brexit briefing links

This selection of Brexit links offers insight into how leaving the EU could affect government, housing associations, development, and infrastructure, with a focus where possible on London-specific impacts. To suggest a link, email amanda@futureoflondon.org.uk. Articles Government The Commons Library provides two briefings: one covering the impact on devolution, EU funds, EU laws, and … Read more

Conference: Doing More with Less

  Our June 23rd conference focused on sustainable revenue at local level. [PDF] [PDF] For un-edited presentation slides, follow the links at the bottom of this web page. Full conference summary coming soon!  Our June 23rd conference was an energising day of strategy, skills and connections with Tony Travers, David Lunts, Geeta Nanda, Jo Negrini, Cllr … Read more

Spotlight: Social Value in Croydon

The Social Value Act, introduced in 2013, allows councils to take social value delivered through a contract into account when procuring services. The legislation was intended to help local authorities commission services based on the best overall value to the community, rather than just awarding contracts based on lowest cost. … Read more