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.

Alumni Network event: Cultural placemaking

Alumni network event - Cultural Placemaking

This is a guest post by Scott Bryant, Senior Policy Officer, GLA Housing & Land and FoL Alumni Rep. Our latest Alumni event focused on how we can balance the competing demands on London’s limited land supply to ensure we deliver successful and sustainable places – not just homes. Housing … Read more

Alumni Network: Alternative housing delivery models

Modern housing development

This is a guest post by FoL Alumni Rep Michael Westbrook, Housing Strategy & Commissioning Manager, LB Haringey. Housing is always a popular topic for alumni events, and this was no exception with around 40 people gathered to discuss alternative housing models over coffee and croissants at British Land’s head offices … Read more

London’s future leaders

Leaders alumni networking at Arup

There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to live and work in London. The capital needs leaders who can manage this rapidly shifting landscape now and into the future. On 1 November, Future of London brought together participants from some of the capital’s top leadership programmes and networks … Read more

Alumni Event: London’s Dirty Air

Air pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing London. On Tuesday 4 September, FoL’s Alumni Network event kicked off with provocations from speakers combating poor air quality at international, regional, borough and local levels: who is taking the hit from our dirty air, and what can be done about … Read more

Alumni and mentor summer drinks

Pollard Thomas Edwards hosted our annual Alumni Network summer drinks, with a briefing from Andrew Beharrell, Senior Partner at PTE.

Alumni Event: Local Election Preview

Alumni rep Michael Westbrook pens this guest post, summarising comments from three speakers who gave their thoughts on outcomes and impacts of upcoming local elections.