Making the Most of Build to Rent in London – report launch

London is more reliant than ever on its private rented sector (PRS), including over 250,000 households with children.[i] Both public and private sectors are recognising the potential of new-build PRS development – often dubbed ‘Build to Rent’ – as an alternative to the existing PRS and its challenges. This sub-sector of the PRS is undoubtedly … [Read more...]

Delivering estate renewal in the real world

In the face of reduced public funding, escalating land values and increased pressure on assets, estate renewal has become an increasingly important option for meeting housing need across London. This kind of regeneration must be economically viable, socially and politically attractive, deliverable and sustainable, or it risks perpetuating a cycle … [Read more...]

Conference: Delivering Estate Renewal

In the face of reduced grant, escalating land values and increased pressure on assets, estate renewal and redevelopment have become  increasingly important options for meeting housing need across London. However, this kind of regeneration must be economically viable, socially and politically attractive, deliverable and sustainable, or it … [Read more...]

Roundtable: Delivering Infill Development

Designed partly to supplement the Mayor’s draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, Future of London’s multi-part London 2050 programme looks at the spatial and practical aspects of accommodating growth. It started with an internal FoL Steering Group presentation, and expanded to a June 2014 session at City Hall: London 2050 – Grow up or grow out?. … [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...]

Development & Renewal (16 Feb) in Videos

Following our Development and Renewal event on 16 February looking at the New Affordable Homes programme in London, you can view video clips from the panel discussion in response to audience questions posed on the day, on how the affordable rent model will work in practice, along with video interviews with Ken Jones (LB Barnet & Dagenham) and … [Read more...]