Communities in Transition: Anchor regeneration

  Communities in Transition, Future of London’s series of practitioner-led field trips, launched in October 2013 with the aim of highlighting diverse approaches to regeneration and renewal across London. The visits focus on the priorities, mechanisms and relationships necessary to bring about meaningful change in London’s … [Read more...]

Connecting communities in Colindale

On 8th October, Future of London visited Colindale in LB Barnet for the latest in our Communities in Transition series. Colindale is located at the western edge of Barnet, on the border with Brent, and is part of the Burnt Oak/Colindale Opportunity Area. An Area Action Plan drawn up in 2010 set a target of 10,000 new homes in the area by 2025, a … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Colindale

Our next Communities in Transition field trip will take visitors on a walking tour of Colindale's new developments, including the Grahame Park estate renewal programme and Barnet's new Open Space Strategy. Colindale is located at the western edge of LB Barnet, on the border with LB Brent; an Area Action Plan was drawn up in 2010, setting a … [Read more...]

Opportunity knocks in Nine Elms

On August 20th, Future of London visited the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area as part of our Communities in Transition series. VNEB, straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, is one of the largest Opportunity Areas in the London Plan. As a former industrial district, for many years the area has had limited … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Nine Elms

Our popular field trip series, Communities in Transition, continues on 20th August with a visit to one of London's largest regeneration sites - the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area. Stretched along the Thames and straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, the 195-hectare site has the potential to provide up to 18,000 homes … [Read more...]

Under the Westway

On May 29th, Future of London joined Westway Trust for the latest in our Communities in Transition field trip series. The visit to North Kensington brought together practitioners from across London to learn how the trust has transformed the space under the A40 motorway for the benefit of the local community. When the A40 Westway Flyover was built … [Read more...]

Woodberry Down visit showcases social sustainability

On April 29th, Future of London’s Communities in Transition field trip series continued with a trip to Woodberry Down, LB Hackney, as part of Green Sky Thinking week. GST events tackle all aspects of sustainability, and building sustainable communities was the focus of our visit, bringing together key stakeholders in the 30-year estate regeneration … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Under the Westway

On May 29th, Future of London will lead a Communities in Transition field trip with Westway Trust, focusing on building community in difficult places. The Trust was formed in the 1970s to regenerate and manage derelict land left after the A40 flyover sliced through North Kensington, bisecting the community. Forty years on, the land has been … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Woodberry Down

Last autumn, Future of London kicked off a new field trip series, Communities in Transition, looking at how communities are coping with change in different contexts across London. The visits examine best practice in locally-directed regeneration, giving public-sector practitioners in planning, regeneration, economic development and related areas an … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Shoreditch

Communities in Transition: Shoreditch Future of London’s Communities in Transition series continued on 30th October with a field trip to Shoreditch to learn about how regeneration has been managed by Hackney and how it has worked in partnership with local businesses to shape the area’s development. We started at BL-NK, the new incarnation of … [Read more...]