‘Passing the Torch’ – Guiding regeneration in the Olympic boroughs

London 2012 promised both a successful global sporting event and a regeneration legacy spreading from its Stratford epicentre across London. The Games themselves were rightly seen as an international triumph; the long-term judgement will be based on how well they fulfil their promise to create new communities in East London, and on the wider … [Read more...]

Olympic Legacy – Better in every way?

As a companion to the Future of London 3-2-1 Living Legacies session on Olympic Park regeneration on July 11th, Interim Director Lisa Taylor contributed an article to Baselines London, comparing Montreal's 1976 Olympic legacy to London 2012. No surprise which city comes out on top, but there are one or two parallels worth considering before … [Read more...]

New report ‘The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential’

Central government’s new model for funding affordable housing (the ‘Affordable Rent Model’ or ARM) is working in London, but faces serious problems that threaten its future viability. That’s the conclusion of the first major ARM research project, launched today by Future of London, the capital’s independent network for housing and regeneration … [Read more...]

Launch event of our ARM report

With the support of the Oak Foundation, Future of London has undertaken a significant piece of research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model as a means of building new affordable housing in London.  This research is now complete, and next week we are pleased to be launching the final report: 'The Affordable Rent Model in London: … [Read more...]

Future perspectives on affordable housing: ARM beyond 2015?

Since January, Future of London has been undertaking a major research project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model for delivering affordable housing in London. Building on earlier sessions, our third and final research seminar on 30 April looked forward to an affordable housing programme post-2015. Drawing from data from the … [Read more...]

Acute housing need continues to rise

In March 2013, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published 'Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery', a report written by Future of London. As part of its review of the London housing market, the report quantified acute need as a significant challenge. Since publication, updated statistics have become available that … [Read more...]

Delivering affordability, affording deliverability? Housing providers ask tough questions on ARM

Future of London hosted a research seminar on 9 April 2013, as part of our on-going research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model (ARM) for delivering affordable housing in London. This event was both an opportunity to stay informed on early findings and to contribute to the research. Research lead Andrew Heywood began by … [Read more...]

Delivering affordable housing in London

On 6th March, we launched a discussion paper , produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Future of London. This paper gives an overview of the London housing market with a particular focus on affordability and the impact of recent policy reforms on affordable housing. It argues that a new, sustainable delivery model for London is … [Read more...]

New research project on the Affordable Rent Model

With the support of Oak Foundation, Future of London is undertaking a new research project on the Affordable Rent Model. Our objective is to research, evaluate and make policy recommendations regarding the use and viability of the ARM as a means of building new affordable housing in London. Specific research themes will include: Assessing … [Read more...]

The future of affordable housing in London

Over the next three months, Future of London is convening a series of senior roundtable discussions for London practitioners, focused on the future of affordable housing in London. Housing, and in particular affordable housing, is a key issue for the Capital. The Coalition Government has introduced a raft of reforms impacting the definition and … [Read more...]