Fresh approaches to older people’s housing: Insights from overseas

Our latest guest Spotlight is from Matt Lally, Associate Director at Arup. A specialist in urban planning and placemaking, Matt recently returned from an assignment in Sydney where Arup colleagues have been developing an Index for Age Friendly Cities. Following a great presentation at our roundtable on the middle market in older people’s housing, … [Read more...]

Smarter Cities: Housing workshop

  Smart Cities are a hot topic, with great potential to address intractable urban problems through innovation – and with all hype and uncertainty that come with new areas of endeavour. Getting started with smart-city technologies and systems can seem overwhelming, but there are good reasons to engage. Join us as we continue our Smarter … [Read more...]

Ageing Cities: London

As the fastest-growing demographic in the capital, older people will have a huge impact on the future of London. By 2035, the number of over-60s in London is expected to increase to almost two million; a 48% jump. The number of over-80s is set to rise by 70%. The built environment has a huge impact on the experience of ageing, affecting those who … [Read more...]

FoL’s 2018 programme theme: Overcoming Barriers

How to connect communities severed by physical and artificial boundaries The challenge of severance in London dates back centuries: slicing through communities with canals, rail viaducts or flyovers was ‘for the greater good’. As the capital runs out of easy places to build, the remaining sites are often in these divided neighbourhoods or … [Read more...]

Addressing the middle market in older people’s housing

The middle market for older people’s housing is significant and largely untapped. Innovation in this space requires a host of interventions, including a better understanding of need, a shift in consumer attitudes, clarity of the offer, a sector with a unified voice and policy and legislative changes. Future of London's latest Ageing Cities … [Read more...]

Ageing Cities: health and the built environment

Healthy placemaking is an essential part of delivering age-friendly cities, but it requires robust cross-sector collaboration. Planning can improve public health by promoting active travel, enhancing air quality, delivering and protecting open space. Social isolation, a key issue for our ageing population, can be reduced by supporting social … [Read more...]

Smarter Cities: Infrastructure

As London grows, its infrastructure is coming under increasing strain. New infrastructure is needed to help deliver homes, move people around and improve the environment, and in a context of rapid change, up-to-date information is vital for making informed decisions about large-scale investment. Speakers at FoL's 28 Sept Smarter Cities workshop … [Read more...]

All-Network Highlights from City Hall

Take the Speaker Diversity Pledge here & join London’s top organisations! Future of London issued a call to action on future leadership and celebrated the #DiversityPledgeLDN at our second all-network meet-up at City Hall. The 25th Sept event marked the first anniversary of the Diversity Pledge, which over 100 entities have now joined, … [Read more...]

28 June placemaking conference

Our 2017 placemaking programme is in full swing: we’ve held a debate, roundtable and workshop; several field trips across London; and our 28 June conference, our largest event to  date. The full-day conference, sponsored by Countryside Properties, Lendlease, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Arup and Regeneris, looked at the value of … [Read more...]

Delivering local transport schemes

While a significant amount of major transport infrastructure is planned for London, local-level transport projects are integral for supporting these larger schemes as well as encouraging more Londoners to walk, cycle and enjoy healthier lives. Through a panel of speakers and a workshop, the final event in our Priorities for Transport in a Growing … [Read more...]