28 June placemaking conference

Our 2017 placemaking programme is in full swing: we’ve held a debate, roundtable and workshop; several field trips are planned throughout spring and summer; and we’re excited to announce details of our 28 June conference. This full-day event, sponsored by Countryside Properties, Lendlease, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Arup and Regeneris, looks at … [Read more...]

Delivering local transport schemes

While a significant amount of major transport infrastructure is planned for London, local-level transport projects are integral for supporting these larger schemes as well as encouraging more Londoners to walk, cycle and enjoy healthier lives. Through a panel of speakers and a workshop, the final event in our Priorities for Transport in a Growing … [Read more...]

Delivering major transport schemes in London

As London’s population climbs towards 10 million, transportation infrastructure must be upgraded and expanded to meet demand. These major infrastructure schemes are about more than moving people around; they present opportunities to unlock new housing, boost employment, facilitate regeneration and contribute to placemaking. Through a panel of … [Read more...]

The future of transport: challenges and opportunities

In October, the GLA published A City for All Londoners, setting out London’s top challenges and opportunities throughout key policy areas. The new Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) will build on this document and determine London’s transport priorities for the next 25 years, ensuring integration of transport with spatial and economic development, … [Read more...]

Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change – report launch

Climate change risk is often knocked down the priority list by seemingly more pressing needs. But costs of inaction can be staggering: in London, ageing infrastructure and buildings already struggle to cope with relatively minor heat waves and rainfall, and climate change is set to increase their frequency, as well as the probability of … [Read more...]

Brexit update: Resilience, lobbying key

Future of London’s second cross-sector Brexit briefing was understandably more sobering than our first, on 15th July. As keynote Tony Travers said both times, early impacts were not as dire as expected – in part because, as Bilfinger GVA’s Gerry Hughes noted, Brexit is not a debt-led crisis like 2008, and because, as both Travers and … [Read more...]

Cross-Sector Brexit Briefing

*NEXT SESSION CONFIRMED: 29TH SEPT 08.30-11. Email events@futureoflondon.org.uk to request a place; space is limited, and FoL members have priority, so contact us soon. As we work to right ourselves in the wake of the referendum and subsequent political and financial upheaval, it is clear that to weather the turmoil, London must … [Read more...]

Reframing Resilience in London

Report launch: 6th October 08.30 - email events@futureoflondon.org.uk to register! As a result of climate change, London is facing more frequent flooding, extreme heat events, and water stress. On 13 July, Future of London and Arup brought together professionals from local authorities, developers, housing associations, transport and engineering … [Read more...]

Funding climate change resilience

On 24 May, Future of London brought together senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, developers and other organisations to discuss mechanisms to pay for schemes that address short-term environmental stresses and long-term resilience in London - and to explore how equity can be built into these programmes. This was … [Read more...]

Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of … [Read more...]