Chrisp Street market key to regeneration in Poplar

Chrisp Street market in Poplar (LB Tower Hamlets) is a long-running food and convenience goods market which is being used to anchor regeneration plans in the wider area. On 24th September, we visited the area as part of our Communities in Transition series, to see how the market is being used to deliver regeneration programmes and hear about how … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Whitechapel

Our second Communities in Transition field trip of 2015 will be to Whitechapel on 28th May, to see how the healthcare and life sciences sector is driving development in the area. This expanded event will include presentations from project stakeholders, including LB Tower Hamlets, Queen Mary University of London and the GLA. Science and … [Read more...]

A healthier food system for London

Feeding a city the size of London sustainably is rife with challenges. From the rise of food poverty and food bank usage in the city, the impact of processed and fast food consumption, and issues around food security and provenance, it is evident that London’s public health relies heavily on its food system. This is understood across all levels; … [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...]

Linking poverty, inequality and health

We held the second seminar in our Delivering Public Health series on May 15th, with a focus on the impact of poverty and inequality on increasing health outcomes at local level. Laura Austin Croft, who leads on the GLA’s health inequalities work, started us off. She was involved in the development of the Health Inequalities Strategy in 2010, and … [Read more...]

Retrofit for… Event series with UCL

After the successful London 2062 events and follow-up book, Future of London is again collaborating with UCL’s Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities. This May, we’re partnering to deliver a three-part series of panel discussions focused on non-domestic retrofit. Successful retrofit depends on a number of factors, including available technology, … [Read more...]

Embedding health in London boroughs

In April 2013, public health was transferred to local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012. Until then, public health in England and Wales was managed by the NHS, which had taken over responsibility for measures previously administered by local authorities in 1974. The government saw local authorities as better placed to … [Read more...]