Making housing delivery models work

Cross-sector partnerships are on the rise again in the quest to deliver housing and regeneration more effectively. The emphasis now is on structures that give councils more control and help them retain assets for long-term revenue, but most models, from joint ventures through council-owned companies to new tenures and types, are relatively new; … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders 14: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 14 wrapped on 15th March with 'Proposals for London' about placemaking in London, tying in with our 2017 placemaking programme. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. In addition to leadership skills sessions, … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders 13: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 13 wrapped on 14th September with 'Proposals for London' about the potential of innovative workspace for economic development, employment and regeneration. The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to combine research with out-of-the-box thinking and personal experience. The … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders Round 12 wrapped on 15th June with 'Proposals for London' to safeguard or rethink neighbourhoods and high streets at risk.  The final task before graduation, this was an invitation to think outside the box and combine sector expertise with personal interest. The presentations showed how much the group had learned from both … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders X – Milestone 10th Round

On April 22nd, Future London Leaders reached a new milestone, welcoming its tenth (!) cohort of promising candidates from across the London public sector. The straight-to-business induction included a welcome from Lovell’s Visakha Sri Chandrasekera and Re’s Tony Westbrook, both supporters and experienced mentors. A course overview from FoL … [Read more...]

The Truth about Networking

If you’ve seen a recent spike in contact requests, offers of help, invitations or ideas thrown your way, Future of London may be partly to blame. Following our capacity-crowd 14th April event, The Truth about Networking, there’s been a flurry of activity across and beyond our network. Just over 100 people attended the evening, kindly hosted by … [Read more...]

The Truth About Networking: event with 100 Years of Women in Transport

This panel-led event is designed to help the audience tackle some of the 'fear and loathing' around networking. Speakers will explore issues of integrity, effectiveness and career progression, and provide tips and techniques for situations from navigating conferences to curating social media channels. Kindly hosted by K&L Gates and led by … [Read more...]

FLL Round 9 off to a flying start

On January 14th, Future London Leaders Round 9 launched with a new ‘get-down-to-business’ format that got top marks from new candidates and returning mentors. Sixteen candidates met for an induction which included a welcome from Visakha Sri Chandrasekera of long-time FLL sponsor Lovell, a programme overview from FoL director Lisa Taylor, a … [Read more...]

FLL learn about Crossrail, commerce at Canary Wharf

Delivering new infrastructure is critical to accommodating increasing demand on the transport network, but it can also be instrumental in unlocking development and regeneration opportunities across the Capital – the latter of which was the focus of our Crossrail as Catalyst report, released in April 2014. Crossrail is set to deliver on both of … [Read more...]

A little holiday reading… Resources on ethics and professionalism

One element of the Future London Leaders programme is networking sessions: a chance for candidates to learn from, and connect with, like-minded practitioners while exploring pressing issues across the sector. In November 2014, candidates were joined by private sector guests for the first networking event of their programme – a workshop on ethics … [Read more...]