LandAid Debate 2013 on London’s competitiveness

Last night, I attended the property industry's charity LandAid's annual debate in London's City Hall, which was called: "Competitive Cities: can London stay ahead of the game?". The five key speakers for the evening included: Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor of London for Policy and Planning; the academic Prof Ricky Burdett of … [Read more...]

London’s transport network: Adaptation and evolution

We are pleased to announce a new series of events in partnership with Transport for London looking at transport planning in London and how it can adapt to shifts in demographics and geographies, and influence sustainable travel choices. The transport network is vital to London’s sustainable and prosperous future. Large amounts of investment are … [Read more...]

Localism and planning – workshop outcomes

As part of our workshop focusing on the impact of the Government’s localism agenda on London planning, we facilitated a session in which two groups of ten participants examined the potential impact of a series of specific reforms for London. Participants were drawn from a mix of local and London-wide government, the private sector, and think tanks, … [Read more...]

Localism in London – the Implications for Planning

On Wednesday 9 November, we’re holding the first of three seminars on the government’s localism agenda on London. Focusing on planning, it will be a roundtable discussion, looking at the implications of the planning aspects of the Localism Bill. We will consider how such reforms will be managed across London’s complex tiers of governance, and how … [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...]

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...]

Localism in London: event report

Future of London and GVA hosted the latest in our series of seminars looking at development and renewal issues – this time examining the impact of the Government’s localism agenda on planning and regeneration in the capital. We heard from central Government, and from those leading radical projects in inner and outer London, how the localism agenda … [Read more...]

Private sector renewal

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

The Community Infrastructure Levy in London

In this latest Future of London Policy Focus Paper, FoL Director Ben Harrison provides an overview of the key features of the Government's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - a new tool designed to generate additional infrastructure investment - before analysing the Mayor plans to introduce CIL to the capital. To download the paper, click … [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...]