Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of … [Read more...]

Engaging PRS landlords in energy efficiency: report launch and next steps

We launched Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency on 3 December at Pinsent Masons. This report, sponsored by EDF Energy, examines London's private rented sector landscape, and how the public sector can support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It identifies four main challenges that boroughs face, before … [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...]

Improving standards in London’s PRS

As part of Future of London's research programme on how the public sector can engage private landlords in energy efficiency, this post considers the spatial shifts in London’s private rented sector (PRS), and the effect of its rapid growth on housing standards. The private rented sector in London has increased significantly during the last 10-15 … [Read more...]

Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency – report launch

Future of London is launching a new report, the culmination of our research project ‘Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency’. The private rented sector is the Capital’s only growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants – particularly the most … [Read more...]

Invisible landlords and criminal operators – regulating a diverse sector

We held the second seminar for our EDF Energy-sponsored research programme, Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency, on 23rd October, hosted by Pinsent Masons. Participants included housing, energy and enforcement officers from various London boroughs, related third sector organisations and a representative from the Residential Landlords … [Read more...]

Marketing energy efficiency to private landlords – the hard sell

We held the first of two seminars in our EDF Energy-sponsored research programme, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency, on 2nd October, hosted by Pinsent Masons. Participants included London boroughs, related third sector organisations and a representative from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). The aims of the morning were to … [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...]

New project: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

The private rented sector is the Capital’s fastest-growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants, with 35% of properties below Decent Homes standards, and private renters disproportionately affected by fuel poverty, as well as uncontrolled rent rises and … [Read more...]

Retrofit for… Event series with UCL

After the successful London 2062 events and follow-up book, Future of London is again collaborating with UCL’s Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities. This May, we’re partnering to deliver a three-part series of panel discussions focused on non-domestic retrofit. Successful retrofit depends on a number of factors, including available technology, … [Read more...]