Future of London runs events and field trips throughout the year to share knowledge, experience and best practice amongst and beyond our cross-sector network.

Our events feature expert speakers and contributors from the public, private and third sectors, generating debate and the exchange of innovative approaches to a range of policy challenges. You can find information on public-facing programmes here, along with write-ups and materials from past events. Registration is required for all FoL events, and members receive advance notice and priority spaces. All materials are free to download, and many are available in hard copy.

In addition to the events below, Future of London always has a full programme in development. Sign up to our newsletter for dates, submit suggestions or requests, and join the discussion!

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Upcoming events

19th January, 9:00-11am – The Foundry, Vauxhall
Making the Most of Build to Rent report launch 

23rd January, 3-5pm – The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
Presentation Skills Workshop with Miles Cherry, React

26th January, 8.30-10am, City Hall
Housing Zones report launch

8th February, 6:15-9:00pm, King’s Fund
Debate: Towards a definition of placemaking

21st February, 8.30-11am, The Foundry, Vauxhall
Workspace that Works report launch

23rd February, 8.30-11am, LCA
Placemaking roundtable – invitation only

23rd February, 6-9pm – The Foundry, Vauxhall
Diversity All-Network Meet-up and Pledge Update

7th March, 8:30-11am, Southwark Council
Smarter Planning roundtable – invitation only

9th March, 9:30-11am, The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
Placemaking workshop 

Past events & quick links

13th January, 3-5pm – The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
Diversity Speakers’ Network Showcase

6th December, 6:15-9pm – Kindly hosted by Lewis Silkin
Fizz ‘n’ Chips Christmas party!

6th December, 8:30-11am – Kindly hosted by Arup
Mayor’s Transport Strategy, Workshop 2: Community Projects

1st December, 1.30-5.30pm – Coin Street Community Space
Workspace that Works: landlord and operator matching event

29th November, 3.30-5pm – City Hall, SE1
Housing Zones Network: GLA Update & response to Autumn Statementsession/materials exclusive to members

15th November, 2-4pm
Workspace that Works: Wood Green field trip

22nd November, 2-5pm – The Gallery, Farringdon
Housing Zones Network: Next-level Consultationsession/materials exclusive to members

23rd November, 8:30-11am – kindly hosted by Arup
Mayor’s Transport Strategy, Workshop 1: Major Projects 

24th November, 2-4pm
Workspace that Works: Park Royal field trip

9th November, 9:00-11am – London Councils, Southwark
Workspace: Research Forum

10th November, 8:30-11am – kindly hosted by Arup
Mayor’s Transport Strategy, The Future of Transport: Challenges and Opportunities

25th October, 2-5pm – City Hall, SE1
Housing Zones Network: Using Build-to-Rent session/materials exclusive to members

11th October, 8.30-11am, Holborn – kindly hosted by London Communications Agency
Build to Rent: Design & Liveability Roundtable

6th October, 08:30-11:00 – kindly hosted by Arup
Managing London’s Exposure to Climate ChangeLaunch of our major report (plus article in The Planner)

29th September, 8.30-11am – kindly hosted by Arup
Brexit Cross-sector update: LSE’s Tony Travers & FoL network leaders on legal, political, property, infrastructure, economics and London government. Click here for the summary; our collection of useful briefings from across the sector is here.

27th September, 3-5pm, Hackney Wick
Workspace that Works: Hackney Wick & Fish Island field trip

20th September, 3.30-5pm, City Hall
Housing Zones Network: GLA & Zone Update 

14th September, 4-6pm – kindly hosted by Arup
FLL Round 13: Proposals for London – Workspace that Works  

30th August, Farringdon/City of London
Workspace that Works: City of London field trip

24th August, City Hall
Future of London first annual all-network meet-up

17th August, Barking
Build to Rent: Barking & Dagenham field trip

27th July – kindly hosted by London Communications Agency
Build to Rent roundtable (Supply)

26th July – kindly hosted by Pollard Thomas Edwards
Housing Zones Network: Density & Development session/materials exclusive to members

19th July, Deptford
Workspace that Works: Deptford field trip

15th July – kindly hosted by Arup
Brexit Breakfast Briefing: Tony Travers & FoL network leaders on implications and next steps.

13th July
Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change: Actions & Impacts Workshop with Arup & cross-sector stakeholders.

12th July
Proposals for London: Final presentations from Leaders Plus Round 3, Farringdon

6th July
Build to Rent: Poplar field trip

23rd June
Conference | Doing More with Less: sustainable revenue at borough level

21st June
Workspace that Works: Brixton field trip

15th June
Build to Rent: Ealing field trip

15th June
Protecting London’s At-risk Neighbourhoods
Final presentations from Future London Leaders Round 12

13th June
Workspace that Works: workshop

7th June
Housing Zones Network: GLA update session/materials exclusive to members

8th June
Build to Rent roundtable (Funding)

26th May
Leaders Open HouseInfo morning for member/nominators & prospective candidates and mentors

24th May
Workspace that Works: Camden field trip

5th May
Cheapside, Farringdon & Hatton Garden BIDs info/networking event

19th April
Workspace that Works: Dalston field trip

8th April
Delivering Estate Renewal event with NLA

15th – 18th  March, Cannes
Future of London at MIPIM

10th March
London’s Business Improvement Districts: Report launch

9th March
Diversity Speakers’ Network launch

25th February
Social Lettings Agency roundtable

23rd February
Delivering Estate Renewal: Delivery roundtable

9th February
Delivering Estate Renewal: Community Relations roundtable

16th February- 3.30pm, City Hall
Housing Zones Network: GLA and Zone update

25th January
Delivering Estate Renewal: Strategy roundtable


26th November 2015
Housing Zones Network: Programme management seminar

12th November 2015
Stresses and Shocks – Helping London’s public sector respond to climate risk

27th October 2015
Housing Zones Network launch

15th October 2015
Packington Estate visitpart of FoL’s Delivering Estate Renewal series

24th September 2015
Communities in Transition: Poplar

16th September 2015
Workshop: Evaluating PRS Licensing Schemes

22nd July 2015
Communities in Transition: Barking

23rd June 2015
Conference: Creating Resilient Town Centres

16th June 2015
Communities in Transition: Croydon

28th May 2015
Communities in Transition: Whitechapel, LB Tower Hamlets

14th May 2015
Rent Stabilisation seminar

15th April 2015
Communities in Transition: Wembley, LB Brent

14th April 2015
The Truth About Networking, with Future London Leaders and 100 Years of Women in Transport

5th March 2015
Delivering Estate Renewal: Thamesmead site visit


10th December 2014
Capturing Value – part of FoL’s London 2050 series

9th December 2014
Rethinking SME Workspace

3rd December 2014
Report launch: Engaging with the Private Rented Sector

26th November 2014
Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above – part of FoL’s London 2050 series

6th November 2014
Delivering Estate Renewal – full-day conference.

30th October 2014
Delivering Infill Development – part of FoL’s London 2050 series

23rd October 2014
Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency – research seminar 2

16th October 2014
Tackling Low Pay in London

8th October 2014
Communities in Transition: Colindale

2nd October 2014
Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency – research seminar 1

26th September 2014
Working Beyond Boundaries

20th August 2014
Communities in Transition: Nine Elms

17th June 2014
Local authority partnerships: London and the Netherlands

17th June 2014
Field trip: Partnerships on the South Bank

5th June 2014
Delivering Public Health – Food and health: Cross-sector resources

11th June 2014
London 2050: Grow up or grow out?

29th May 2014
Communities in Transition: Under the Westway

15th May 2014
Delivering Public Health – Poverty, inequality and health

13th May 2014
Retrofit for… Heritage

7th May 2014
Retrofit for… Environment

29th April 2014
Communities in Transition: Woodberry Down

23rd April 2014
Crossrail as Catalyst report launch

26th March 2014
Delivering Public Health – Embedding health in London boroughs

25th February 2014
Maximising Crossrail: Is collaboration the catalyst?

30th January 2014
Maximising Crossrail: The experience so far


18th November 2013
London 2062 book launch, UCL

12th November 2013
Working with BIDs

8th November 2013
Delivering Energy Efficiency: Getting the most from RE:NEW and ECO

30th October 2013
Communities in Transition: Shoreditch, LB Hackney

24th October 2013
Forecasting Infrastructure Funding

8th October 2013
Communities in Transition field trip: Bermondsey, LB Southwark

2nd October 2013
Planning for School Places

11th July 2013
Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies – Passing the torch: The legacy of the 2012 Olympics

27th June 2013
Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies – After the flames and the fury: Learning from the Riots

19th June 2013
Launch of our research paper “The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential”

13th June 2013
Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies – Money, power and control: London governance since the General Election

10th June 2013
Retrofit Roundtable with EDF Energy

22nd May 2013
London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution – shaping London’s transport network

30th April 2013
The Affordable Rent Model in London: Future perspectives

16th April 2013
London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution – challenging travel behaviours

9th April 2013
The Affordable Rent Model in London: Affordability, deliverability

19th March 2013
London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution – adapting to changing demographics

6th March 2013
Delivering Affordable Housing in London – senior seminar