Delivering Infill Development – Briefing

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 is approaching its conclusion, as the GLA analyses responses to its 2014 consultation and prepares to release a final report by the end of March. Throughout the plan’s development, Future of London has delivered our London 2050 programme, exploring key delivery and governance issues that the Capital will face … [Read more...]

FLL learn about Crossrail, commerce at Canary Wharf

Delivering new infrastructure is critical to accommodating increasing demand on the transport network, but it can also be instrumental in unlocking development and regeneration opportunities across the Capital – the latter of which was the focus of our Crossrail as Catalyst report, released in April 2014. Crossrail is set to deliver on both of … [Read more...]

A little holiday reading… Resources on ethics and professionalism

One element of the Future London Leaders programme is networking sessions: a chance for candidates to learn from, and connect with, like-minded practitioners while exploring pressing issues across the sector. In November 2014, candidates were joined by private sector guests for the first networking event of their programme – a workshop on ethics … [Read more...]

Press release: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

On 3rd December, Future of London, in partnership with EDF Energy, is launching our latest report: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. More details on the launch event are available here, and you can follow the event on Twitter with #PRSenergy and @futureofldn. Presentations and a write-up of the event will be available on our … [Read more...]

Seminar: Rethinking SME Workspace

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for 99.8% of businesses in London and nearly 50% of all employment. SMEs have capacity to deliver significant jobs and growth in London in the coming years. Various forms of shared workspace are steadily expanding in London. These include co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators, shared studios and … [Read more...]

New paper: Working Beyond Boundaries

Consultation on the Mayor’s London Infrastructure Plan 2050 closes today, October 31st. To support this critical effort and help round out responses to the plan, Future of London has issued its first ‘London 2050’ briefing paper, on what must be done to smooth the capital’s inevitable expansion beyond Greater London Authority boundaries. In June … [Read more...]

Drawing – and seeing – the city

This autumn, we introduced a new introductory session to both our Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus career development programmes: a guided drawing exercise, led by artist and instructor Ilga Leimanis. Using drawing as a medium, the exercise was focused on the process rather than the output. How can drawing be used to communicate the urban … [Read more...]

2014-15 Leaders programmes kick off

This autumn, we’ve welcomed 31 candidates on to our Leaders career development programmes: 16 new Future London Leaders, and 15 new practitioners for Leaders Plus. Future London Leaders Round 8 launched on 25th September at the Building Centre to an audience of candidates, mentors and programme supporters. After the launch was kicked off by … [Read more...]

Conference: Delivering Estate Renewal

In the face of reduced grant, escalating land values and increased pressure on assets, estate renewal and redevelopment have become  increasingly important options for meeting housing need across London. However, this kind of regeneration must be economically viable, socially and politically attractive, deliverable and sustainable, or it … [Read more...]

Research seminars: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

Research is well underway on Future of London’s latest project, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. Sponsored by EDF Energy, this research programme considers the main challenges to engaging London’s PRS landlords in energy efficiency, and highlights ways that boroughs can improve private rented sector housing in their … [Read more...]