Design Council Head of Cities to join FoL

  On behalf of the FoL team and board, I'm delighted to announce our permanent Head of Networks - Nicola Mathers, currently Head of the Cities Programme at Design Council, will start on 20th March. Nicola brings a wealth of expertise in strategy, senior stakeholder, technical and funding matters. In the Future of London role, … [Read more...]

Brexit update: Resilience, lobbying key

Future of London’s second cross-sector Brexit briefing was understandably more sobering than our first, on 15th July. As keynote Tony Travers said both times, early impacts were not as dire as expected – in part because, as Bilfinger GVA’s Gerry Hughes noted, Brexit is not a debt-led crisis like 2008, and because, as both Travers and … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders 13: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 13 wrapped on 14th September with 'Proposals for London' about the potential of innovative workspace for economic development, employment and regeneration. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The presentations set a new bar … [Read more...]

#DiversityPledgeLDN – Get involved!

    Pledge here to join London's top organisations! Pledge 'e-badge' design competition - . Closing date 31 March.  , 13th Oct 2016 - Please re-post!  Diversity Speakers' Network  from Speaker Showcase, 13 January.  Future of London, supported by the Mayor of London, has launched a … [Read more...]

Leaders Plus – Proposals for London

  After an appropriate nine months of bespoke professional development, candidates from Leaders Plus Round 3 delivered a series of thought-provoking ‘Proposals for London’ on 12th July as their final task before graduation. The fast-paced pitches included an estate regeneration mediation service; a public-public joint venture model; an … [Read more...]

Conference: Doing More with Less

  Our June 23rd conference focused on sustainable revenue at local level. [PDF] [PDF] For un-edited presentation slides, follow the links at the bottom of this web page. Full conference summary coming soon!  Our June 23rd conference was an energising day of strategy, skills and … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders Round 13 launches

  On April 20th, Future London Leaders welcomed its 13th cohort of promising candidates from across the London public sector. The straight-to-business induction included a welcome from FoL board chair and mentor Lyn Garner, director Lisa Taylor and Andy Collyer of programme co-sponsor Lovell, followed by a course outline from Leadership … [Read more...]

Leadership tips for the new mayor, from London’s next leaders

Future London Leaders Round 11 came to a lively conclusion on 16th March with a series of fast-paced proposals for the next Mayor of London. Their ‘Key Question’ was: What are the most critical leadership criteria for a new Mayor to deliver a liveable London during his/her first term? Candidates’ creative presentations included ideas ranging from … [Read more...]

Diversity Speakers’ Network launches

On 9th March, Future of London launched its newest initiative, a Diversity Speakers’ Network designed to help better represent the people who deliver and use public services in the Capital, to inject fresh voices into the urban debate, and to connect more London practitioners at all levels. Over 80 people came to the Foundry in Vauxhall to hear … [Read more...]

Estate Renewal: making the case for London

As the Housing Bill moves through Parliament, the Heseltine Estate Regeneration Panel gears up and the mayoral election looms, 60 of London's most experienced housing providers have come together to agree the most serious obstacles to estate renewal in the capital, and the best ways to overcome them. Through January and February, … [Read more...]