Council-Led Housing Forum – How apprenticeships can help build recovery

In the context of building recovery, councils are looking at how to create more opportunities for under-presented groups to get involved in housing delivery. Future of London’s Council-Led Housing Forum held a roundtable on Apprenticeships and Traineeships, exploring how apprenticeships are an effective way of diversifying development management teams and helping councils recover from the pandemic.

Achieving zero carbon homes

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Guest blog post from Sarah Birt on how cities will deliver on their climate emergency declarations through achieving zero carbon developments. New housing developments, in particular, are under pressure to balance ‘net zero’ with affordability and project viability, which is easier said than done.

Making Equality the ‘New Normal’

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This lively session brought together established and emerging champions across all kinds of inclusion issues to share resources, connections and strategies. Check the post and/or video for ideas and networks you can use in your own efforts!

Alumni Network: Build to Rent roundtable

Although the UK’s Build to Rent sector has been slow to get going, in Q1 2019 it represented 21% of all residential starts and was scaling at a rate comparable to the student housing boom of the noughties. FoL convened a roundtable to discuss the current landscape and future of Build to Rent. Could it ever become the tenure of choice for Londoners?

Valuing Urban Waterways roundtable

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Built environment practitioners recognise that urban waterways are valuable for wellbeing, local economies, ecology, transport and more. FoL’s roundtable asked what’s missing from current valuation processes and how to embed a more rounded concept of value in waterways-related projects.

Responsible Procurement: The SME Challenge

A combination of small practices with small, complex sites should be an obvious marriage of opportunity and resource for local authorities, but significant challenges remain. To help, Future of London convened a roundtable with senior representatives from boroughs and SME architectural practices to explore the potential benefits and barriers to working together.

Beyond borders: Overcoming administrative barriers

Future of London’s Overcoming Barriers programme is looking at the impact of both physical barriers, such as roads, rail and rivers and administrative boundaries across London. The geography and impact of London’s administrative boundaries may not be as immediately obvious as those of its physical barriers, are no less relevant … Read more

The Future of Metroland

As inner cities have undergone a renaissance, suburbs have frequently been left behind. Now facing unprecedented growth, what is the future of metroland?

Overcoming physical barriers roundtable

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Major roads, railways, waterways and other infrastructure are integral for connectivity within London, but ironically risk causing local severance, dividing and cutting off communities. At our 19 July roundtable, senior cross-sector practitioners shared experiences of tackling physical barriers.