Smarter Cities: Delivery

On 2nd November, Future of London brought together practitioners to share experience on how to get smart cities projects up and running in the third of our Smarter Cities workshops. Transport for London has long been a leader in adopting new technology – the congestion charge and Oyster ticketing system are exemplars of using technology to … [Read more...]

Learning from CERT and CESP for ECO

The first event in the Delivering Energy Efficiency series, in partnership with EDF Energy, was held on 13 November 2012 and was hosted by Pinsent Masons. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is due to take over the obligations from the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) programmes when … [Read more...]

The Localism Bill: New Briefing Paper

To provide the context for our newly launched Localism Project, we are delighted to publish this briefing paper summarising key parts of the Localism Bill and some of the challenges it poses for policymakers in London. In particular, the paper provides detail on the new general power of competence for London Boroughs, new revenue streams such as … [Read more...]

New Project: Localism in London

Future of London is delighted to announce that we are launching a new workstream focussing on the implementation of Localism in London. Drawing on case study work, stakeholder interviews and expert contributions, Future of London is going to provide practical examples and recommendations of how the Government's Localism agenda can best be delivered … [Read more...]

Private sector renewal

Thursday June 9, 2011 - Thursday June 9, 2011 London’s Living Room, City Hall … [Read more...]

Our panelists respond

Following the Development and Renewal event on 16 February on the affordable rent model, we put some additional questions from the floor to some of our panelists - here's how they responded. Q: How will new social rented units be delivered? Elizabeth Sealey, DCLG Social rent will only be funded in the most exceptional circumstances under … [Read more...]

A new sort of planning

In this new , Stephen Ashworth of SNR Denton considers the implications of proposed reforms and recommends that the proposed “radical reboot” of planning offers opportunity to reinvent the planning system, redefine communities, and re-energise and rebalance local government. … [Read more...]