Workspace that Works: Hackney Wick and Fish Island visit

Hackney Wick and Fish Island (HWFI) have the highest density of artists’ workspace in the UK, and are expected to provide a significant amount of the employment space in the Olympic Park area. Situated along the River Lea and adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the areas are in neighbouring boroughs (Hackney and Tower Hamlets), and since … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Dalston

As part of Future of London’s Workspace that Works programme, we are visiting successful SME workspace clusters across London. On 19th April, we visited Dalston, LB Hackney – a summary of the visit is below. Dalston Dalston is one of Hackney’s growth areas, and the council’s 2013 area action plan identifies the cultural and third sector … [Read more...]

The Role of Rent Stabilisation in Improving London’s PRS

With the General Election results likely to quell debate on national rent regulation for the time being, London’s attention shifts towards next year’s mayoral elections. A number of contenders have stated that helping London’s private renters would be part of their campaign, but it remains to be seen whether the final candidates – and eventually … [Read more...]

Cycling in London steps up a gear

June 6th saw the latest instalment of the Hackney Cycling Conference, now in its third year. Hosted opposite Hackney Town Hall, the conference brought together transport planners, health specialists, and cycling enthusiasts to discuss the state of cycling in London, its benefits to the city, and how to promote cycling as a means of transport … [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: 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...]

Dalston Square Site Visit

In the second of three site visits in association with Barratt Homes, we'll be exploring Dalston Square in LB Hackney, on Thursday 26 July, 9.30 – 11.30 am. Dalston Square received planning permission in 2006, and now new transport infrastructure, private investment and public amenities are transforming this vibrant part of East London. The … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders – Project Tracker

We joined Urban Initiatives for a knowledge sharing session yesterday, where six of our Future London Leaders - Sharon Strutt, Julia Williams, Shelley Browne, Jodie Yandall, Tom Dewey, Tom King - presented the findings from their work tracking three of London's live major projects. See their presentations from the event below. For more work from … [Read more...]