Smarter Cities: Town Centres

Smart Cities can be a slippery concept, meaning different things to different people. At the heart of smart cities discussions is the idea that by using new technologies we can improve the way we build our cities and delivery services to residents. On 7th September, we held the first in a series of workshops designed to explore what Smarter … [Read more...]

Housing Delivery Models – Investment

Sector leaders call for London debt-and-equity fund & investment education for councils Investment was the focus of Future of London and GVA’s first roundtable on Housing Delivery Models, supported by BLP Insurance and Lewis Silkin. Anonymised highlights are below; this and sessions on Delivery and Direction will be combined with new GVA … [Read more...]

Celebrate #DiversityPledgeLDN at our All-Network Meetup, 25th Sept

Future of London’s All Network Meet-up at City Hall is fast approaching, with the evening’s theme to be London’s next leaders. The 25th September event will also celebrate the one-year anniversary FoL’s Speaker Diversity Pledge. The Pledge is a pan-London initiative supported by the Mayor of London, which aims to diversify urban debate and … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Tackling unconscious bias in the workplace

  Our latest Spotlight is a guest post is from Alexandra Alexander, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Clarion Housing Group. Following a great session on unconscious bias at a recent Notting Hill Housing BAME event, Alexandra has summarised the content into a blog post that we are excited to share. Unconscious bias is something that … [Read more...]

Smarter Cities: Infrastructure workshop

Smart Cities are a hot topic, with great potential to address intractable urban problems through innovation – and with all hype and uncertainty that come with new areas of endeavour. Getting started with smart-city technologies and systems can seem overwhelming, but there are good reasons to engage. Join us as we continue our Smarter Cities … [Read more...]

Spotlight: older women’s housing

In our Spotlight series, we cover innovations in regeneration, community engagement, ways of working and more that are being delivered by Future of London’s network. This Spotlight is focused on housing options for older women in Barnet, including the New Ground scheme and nearby alms houses both for women over 50. Older people make up the … [Read more...]

New programme: Ageing Cities

As the fastest-growing demographic in the capital, older people will have a huge impact on the future of London. By 2035, the number of over-60s in London is expected to increase to almost two million; a 48% jump. The number of over-80s is set to rise by 70%. The built environment has a huge impact on the experience of ageing, affecting those who … [Read more...]

Placemaking field trip: Rye Lane

Peckham is one of the UK’s most diverse neighbourhoods and one of London’s fastest-changing areas. The growth of creative industries over the last decade has helped shift Peckham’s reputation. It’s also shifting the mix of residents and businesses as well as intensifying activity in this busy, well-connected town centre. On 26 July, we visited Rye … [Read more...]

Smarter Cities: Town Centres workshop

Smart Cities are a hot topic, with great potential to address intractable urban problems through innovation – and with all hype and uncertainty that come with new areas of endeavour. Getting started with smart-city technologies and systems can seem overwhelming, but there are good reasons to engage. Join us as we kick off our Smarter Cities … [Read more...]

Housing Delivery Models: London stocktake begins

The numbers are coming in: Just 22 of the dozens of housing delivery models emerging across London are set to deliver some 55,000 homes, averaging 53% affordable. The figures are from GVA's preliminary findings for a joint GVA/Future of London programme on Housing Delivery Models, supported by Lewis Silkin. For more on the overall programme, see … [Read more...]