Housing Zones report launch

Housing Zones were introduced by the previous mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who designated 31 areas to receive funding and support to develop difficult sites. Interest in the programme has been so high that bid requests have outstripped the funding available. Future of London’s Housing Zones Progress Report, launched 26 January, concludes that … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Build to Rent in London – report launch

London is more reliant than ever on its private rented sector (PRS), including over 250,000 households with children.[i] Both public and private sectors are recognising the potential of new-build PRS development – often dubbed ‘Build to Rent’ – as an alternative to the existing PRS and its challenges. This sub-sector of the PRS is undoubtedly … [Read more...]

The Evolution of London BIDs – report launch

The Evolution of London's Business Improvement Districts, Future of London’s new report, delivered in partnership with Rocket Science, was launched on 10th March at the Shard. Commissioned by the GLA and London Enterprise Panel to assess the impact and potential of London BIDs in a fast-changing municipal environment, the report builds on existing … [Read more...]

The Evolution of London’s Business Improvement Districts

  Future of London and partners Rocket Science have been researching London’s Business Improvement Districts for the GLA and LEP. The resulting report is launched today: the executive summary is below, and you can download the full report from our Publications page. The report launch will take place at the Shard, where Future of … [Read more...]

Town Centres summary highlights attitudes over assets

The summary of Future of London’s summer conference, Creating Resilient Town Centres, is now online. Speakers gave insight into topical case studies along with strategies and best practice for reinforcing, rethinking and reinventing town centres – old and new, large and small. What emerged as we assembled the summary was that the … [Read more...]

PRS Licensing in London – shifting sands

Snapshot of PRS licensing schemes in London, March 2015 Hot on the heels of legislation that may significantly affect PRS licensing in London, Future of London's new briefing,  is meant to help boroughs make sense of the shifting landscape of private-rented property licensing. The paper includes a summary of policy changes, as … [Read more...]

Inward investment and local jobs – FoL sets scene at MIPIM

In his 20th February speech announcing the new Croydon Growth Zone, Chancellor George Osborne said: “Attracting investment and improving connectivity are vital for helping businesses large and small to create more jobs here in London.” Future of London has been hearing that call from its members and wider network for some time, and is launching … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Crossrail as Catalyst: Realising regeneration around stations

On April 23rd, Future of London launched Crossrail as Catalyst at the King’s Fund. This new report examines how London communities can grasp the regeneration and development potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. As with any major infrastructure project, part of Crossrail’s promise has been to generate or … [Read more...]