Delivering localism: audience discussion

At our localism event a wide ranging debate ensued about the practical implementation of this agenda in London. Below are highlights from these exchanges that give a sense of the discussion. Q – What should the role of business be in the creation of neighbourhood plans? A – Clearly this will differ in different parts of London. In some parts … [Read more...]

Delivering the Big Society

During our localism event this week, Darren Richards, Executive Head of Planning and Transportation, of LB Sutton provided us with an overview of the Hackbridge Project, one element of the borough’s planned development in the years ahead. With radical governance arrangements that prioritise community leadership and engagement at every level of … [Read more...]

‘Big Society’ housing

Future of London hosted the latest in its Breakfast Seminar series on 19 October, examining the role that community-led housing might play in the future development of London, in the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review launched that day, and the Coalition Government's vision for the Big Society. The session began with a debate led by … [Read more...]

From social housing to ‘big society’ housing: can community-led housing deliver regeneration in straightened times?

Coming up on Tuesday 19 October it's the next Future of London breakfast seminar...With grant and Section 106 money in short supply, the last decade's model of housing-led regeneration may have gone for good. Different versions of community-led housing have had an impact in some localities but have struggled to enter the mainstream, especially in … [Read more...]