How can we, as individuals and organisations, support vulnerable groups now to collectively pull out of this “V- or W-shaped” economic dive? How can we start to deliver the re-imagined town centres and local economies we want and not leave people behind? In the first of a three-part series exploring … Read more
A new podcast series where alumni interview some of London’s most influential leaders about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. For the first episode, alumni director Lucy Webb interviews David Lunts fellow FoL board member, Executive Director at the GLA Housing & Land and interim CEO at OPDC about the public sector during lockdown and how London could change.
In October 2018, Future of London launched the Council-Led Housing Forum. One year on, we reflect on what the Forum has achieved and find out what’s next on its agenda. In response to ambitious housing targets from both the Mayor and central government, local authorities are, once again, building homes. … Read more
Community-led housing is on the rise. The last year has seen the establishment of Community-led Homes London and the launch of a £38million GLA funding prospectus to support delivery. In June, London CLT were announced as the successful bidder on two TfL Small Sites and LB Croydon are inviting local … Read more
One of the most significant challenges for community-led housing (CLH) development is access to land. In the long-term, an approach for securing private sites will be needed, but the conversation today is all about using public land. It’s often suggested that local authorities can support groups by making sites available … Read more
Local services across all sectors are best placed to connect employers and job seekers, but London needs a city-wide pool of information on skills and workforce trends, on how to access training and on how to find – and develop – a ready-for-work labour force. To help, the Mayor of … Read more