Cross-Sector Brexit Briefing

*NEXT SESSION CONFIRMED: 29TH SEPT 08.30-11. Email events@futureoflondon.org.uk to request a place; space is limited, and FoL members have priority, so contact us soon. As we work to right ourselves in the wake of the referendum and subsequent political and financial upheaval, it is clear that to weather the turmoil, London must … [Read more...]

Reframing Resilience in London

Report launch: 6th October 08.30 - email events@futureoflondon.org.uk to register! As a result of climate change, London is facing more frequent flooding, extreme heat events, and water stress. On 13 July, Future of London and Arup brought together professionals from local authorities, developers, housing associations, transport and engineering … [Read more...]

Funding climate change resilience

On 24 May, Future of London brought together senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, developers and other organisations to discuss mechanisms to pay for schemes that address short-term environmental stresses and long-term resilience in London - and to explore how equity can be built into these programmes. This was … [Read more...]

Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of … [Read more...]

Stresses and Shocks – How prepared is London for climate change?

If all goes well at this month’s COP21 UN climate conference, world leaders will agree on new collective action to address climate change. With 2015 set to be the warmest year on record and unmistakeable signs of climate change acceleration, the impetus for global action is clear. If governments with vastly different agendas and resources can agree … [Read more...]

Stresses and Shocks – Helping London’s public sector respond to climate risk

Future of London, University College London and Arup will hold a senior roundtable on 12th November, on assessing and improving the London public sector response to growing environmental risk – both chronic or everyday stresses and severe or one-time shocks. The session will bring together key stakeholders to analyse how London’s public sector … [Read more...]

Town Centres summary highlights attitudes over assets

The summary of Future of London’s summer conference, Creating Resilient Town Centres, is now online. Speakers gave insight into topical case studies along with strategies and best practice for reinforcing, rethinking and reinventing town centres – old and new, large and small. What emerged as we assembled the summary was that the … [Read more...]

Delivering Infill Development – Briefing

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 is approaching its conclusion, as the GLA analyses responses to its 2014 consultation and prepares to release a final report by the end of March. Throughout the plan’s development, Future of London has delivered our London 2050 programme, exploring key delivery and governance issues that the Capital will face … [Read more...]

Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above

On 26th November, Future of London held the third event in our London 2050 series, Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above. This half-day conference was kindly sponsored by Arup, and brought together public- and private-sector planners, transport experts, engineers and archaeologists to discuss best practice in managing … [Read more...]

New paper: Working Beyond Boundaries

Consultation on the Mayor’s London Infrastructure Plan 2050 closes today, October 31st. To support this critical effort and help round out responses to the plan, Future of London has issued its first ‘London 2050’ briefing paper, on what must be done to smooth the capital’s inevitable expansion beyond Greater London Authority boundaries. In June … [Read more...]