Delivering estate renewal in the real world

In the face of reduced public funding, escalating land values and increased pressure on assets, estate renewal has become an increasingly important option for meeting housing need across London. This kind of regeneration must be economically viable, socially and politically attractive, deliverable and sustainable, or it risks perpetuating a cycle … [Read more...]

Lessons and questions from London’s Poverty Profile

Last week, Trust for London and the New Policy Institute [NPI] released the fourth edition of London’s Poverty Profile. This independent report draws on official government data to paint a picture of poverty and inequality across the Capital. By compiling statistics from across a range of government agencies, the report succinctly takes a … [Read more...]

Price of private sector housing continues to climb

It’s been just over six months since the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published our report Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery. In that time, there have been many developments that continue to shape the city’s housing landscape. It’s early days to gauge the ‘concrete’ impacts of recent housing initiatives by the … [Read more...]

‘Passing the Torch’ – Guiding regeneration in the Olympic boroughs

London 2012 promised both a successful global sporting event and a regeneration legacy spreading from its Stratford epicentre across London. The Games themselves were rightly seen as an international triumph; the long-term judgement will be based on how well they fulfil their promise to create new communities in East London, and on the wider … [Read more...]

Olympic Legacy – Better in every way?

As a companion to the Future of London 3-2-1 Living Legacies session on Olympic Park regeneration on July 11th, Interim Director Lisa Taylor contributed an article to Baselines London, comparing Montreal's 1976 Olympic legacy to London 2012. No surprise which city comes out on top, but there are one or two parallels worth considering before … [Read more...]

New report ‘The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential’

Central government’s new model for funding affordable housing (the ‘Affordable Rent Model’ or ARM) is working in London, but faces serious problems that threaten its future viability. That’s the conclusion of the first major ARM research project, launched today by Future of London, the capital’s independent network for housing and regeneration … [Read more...]

Launch event of our ARM report

With the support of the Oak Foundation, Future of London has undertaken a significant piece of research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model as a means of building new affordable housing in London.  This research is now complete, and next week we are pleased to be launching the final report: 'The Affordable Rent Model in London: … [Read more...]

Future perspectives on affordable housing: ARM beyond 2015?

Since January, Future of London has been undertaking a major research project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model for delivering affordable housing in London. Building on earlier sessions, our third and final research seminar on 30 April looked forward to an affordable housing programme post-2015. Drawing from data from the … [Read more...]

Acute housing need continues to rise

In March 2013, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published 'Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery', a report written by Future of London. As part of its review of the London housing market, the report quantified acute need as a significant challenge. Since publication, updated statistics have become available that … [Read more...]

Delivering affordability, affording deliverability? Housing providers ask tough questions on ARM

Future of London hosted a research seminar on 9 April 2013, as part of our on-going research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model (ARM) for delivering affordable housing in London. This event was both an opportunity to stay informed on early findings and to contribute to the research. Research lead Andrew Heywood began by … [Read more...]