Reflecting on the past two years, it’s clear we need holistic, integrated solutions that put people at the heart of our thinking about the built environment. Through their Building Communities strategy, Countryside are taking a whole systems approach to improving the way they work with communities, to maximise social value in their projects and build sustainable, thriving places.
Many public-sector organisations tend to focus on the short term when developing property asset strategies. Increasing financial pressure forces them to prioritise a quick sale or lease at market rates over the long-term social and economic value these assets could generate. Yet maximising public asset value can be a vital … Read more
Following an eight-month action learning programme involving 6 events and 300+ participants, Future of London launched its hotly-tipped Foundations for Community-led Housing report to a packed house on 3 December. Here we share launch highlights from speakers including keynote Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham.
In a climate of stretched resources and mounting concern that the housing market is broken and failing to deliver for citizens, the concept of co-production is gaining traction. The idea is simple: to achieve better outcomes, citizens should have a meaningful role in the design and delivery of the homes … Read more