Smarter Cities: Royal Docks charrette

royal docks charrette discussion

At the final event in our Smarter Cities project, we invited participants to a charrette at the Crystal to develop ‘smart’ ideas for the Royal Docks, one of London’s largest development sites.

Smarter Cities: Housing

smarter cities housing panellists

There’s no shortage of Smart Home devices out there, from voice assistants to smart meters and system controls for heating, lighting and security. So far, these tend to be marketed to consumers and installed ad hoc; at FoL’s 8 February workshop, we explored the potential for smart housing at scale … Read more

Smarter Cities: Housing workshop

Smarter Cities: London social media usage. Image courtesy of Eric Fischer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/)

  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 … Read more

Future London Leaders 16: Proposals for London

FLl16 graduation

Future London Leaders Round 16 wrapped on 13th September with ‘Proposals for London’ about Ageing Cities, tying in with our new programme. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The event was kindly hosted by GVA. In addition to leadership skills sessions, … Read more

Housing Delivery Models – Press release

With no major help coming in the Autumn Budget, the London housing industry – public, private and third sector – is getting on with business, with nearly 180,000 homes in the pipeline through local government models alone. This FoL/GVA report shows how.

Smarter Cities: Infrastructure

GLA/Arup Infrastructure Mapping Application

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 … Read more