London’s leading housing, regeneration and infrastructure network
Future of London is an independent policy network connecting the Capital’s regeneration, housing, infrastructure and economic development professionals. A key aspect of our work is helping to prepare the next wave of London leaders in challenging times. The network includes nearly 3,000 professionals, 285 Leaders Alumni and 75 organisations, who use us as a hub for best practice, connections and sector intelligence.
Our purpose is to share best practice and build skills, knowledge and networks amongst our public-sector members and private-sector partners.
Our members include local authorities, housing associations, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority (Planning and Housing & Land), and our partners are leaders in the built-environment and policy arenas across London and the South East.
Our content is practical – the ‘how’ over the ‘why’ – and includes delivery-focused reports, engaging events and our bespoke Leaders programmes, which host 60 candidates and 60 senior mentors each year.
Our approach is to involve people from all levels of our network directly in Future of London projects, for ‘in the round’ programmes that are relevant and immediately useful.
Our structure – an independent not-for-profit with a strong board, steering group and associate base – means we’re able to respond nimbly to the issues shaping the Capital’s future; to explore member and partner ideas; and to act on broader issues as we’re doing with our Diversity Speakers’ Network.
Our core funding comes from membership and course fees, while grants and sponsorship help cover the cost of major projects and allow us to provide events and reports free of charge.
Membership in Future of London is open to local authorities, housing associations, LEPs, BIDs, trusts and other public bodies, and we’ve just introduced an SME membership which small businesses can apply for. Access to the full range of Future of London events is exclusive to full members. To learn about becoming a member or a project sponsor, please see here.
Given the capital’s ongoing funding and capacity challenges, it’s more important than ever to share best practice, nurture innovative thinking, and invest in the next wave of leaders. Join the Future of London network, and strengthen your own organisation.
Future of London’s work includes:
- Our acclaimed Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus professional development programmes
- Our Housing Zones Network, designed to support teams delivering these ambitious initiatives
- Practitioner-focused events and field trips throughout the year
- Regular reports on the debates dominating the London landscape