Roundtable: Engaging private tenant communities

Engaging private tenant communities – a new remit for the public sector? With local authorities having more powers than ever to improve their PRS, it is in their interests to improve dialogue with private tenants. But it isn’t always easy – they are a disparate group, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. The final component of Future of … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Is the housing sector bold for change when it comes to gender equality?

This month’s Spotlight is a guest blog from Geeta Nanda - CEO at Thames Valley Housing, as first appeared in Inside Housing.  Opening the papers recently, I read about Eileen Burbridge – one of the most high-profile business women investing in tech companies – who was regularly assumed to be one of the office assistants, not the … [Read more...]

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...]

The role of Build to Rent in London’s Housing Mix

Build to Rent – purpose-built development for the rental market – is picking up speed and attracting investment in London. While it has the potential to provide a much-needed boost to supply, local authorities and their housing association partners need to ensure that new housing developments meet local need. On 27 July, Future of London brought … [Read more...]

Future of London in 2015 – sneak preview

As we put the finishing touches to Future of London's 2015 prospectus, here’s a preview to whet your appetite for the year ahead. We're building on the strong interest in November's Estate Renewal conference with a joint briefing with New London Architecture and Urban Design London (available on our publications page) followed by a February … [Read more...]

We are hiring!

Future of London is looking for a researcher to work on a new project on energy efficiency in London's private rented sector. This short-term post will support our Head of Policy in carrying out research on how to engage London's private landlords in energy efficiency, which will culminate in a two-part report outlining the challenges of … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes

Join us! Future of London is recruiting for the new role of Programme Coordinator – Leaders Programmes, which will support the delivery of our career-development offer. Future London Leaders (FLL)and Leaders Plus form FoL’s growing member-exclusive programmes. FLL provides public-sector professionals who have 5-7 years’ experience with bespoke … [Read more...]

The commitments

A shorter version of Lisa Taylor's article, titled 'A month in the life', appeared in the June 2014 edition of Campbell Tickell's CT Brief [PDF]. It’s been a jam-packed few weeks at Future of London, with new partnerships, the conclusion of our first Leaders Plus course, the London Festival of Architecture and a slew of events, including our … [Read more...]

Future of London at Place West London 2013

On 22nd October, Future of London took part in the Place West London conference at Kensington Olympia. PWL is an annual event focussed on economic development and regeneration in West London which aims to promote area growth and prosperity. As part of the networking sessions, our Future London Leaders programme was featured in a Regeneration … [Read more...]

Lessons and questions from London’s Poverty Profile

Last week, Trust for London and the New Policy Institute [NPI] released the fourth edition of London’s Poverty Profile. This independent report draws on official government data to paint a picture of poverty and inequality across the Capital. By compiling statistics from across a range of government agencies, the report succinctly takes a … [Read more...]