Delivering Infill Development – Briefing

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 is approaching its conclusion, as the GLA analyses responses to its 2014 consultation and prepares to release a final report by the end of March. Throughout the plan’s development, Future of London has delivered our London 2050 programme, exploring key delivery and governance issues that the Capital will face … [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...]

Research seminars: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

Research is well underway on Future of London’s latest project, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. Sponsored by EDF Energy, this research programme considers the main challenges to engaging London’s PRS landlords in energy efficiency, and highlights ways that boroughs can improve private rented sector housing in their … [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...]

New project: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

The private rented sector is the Capital’s fastest-growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants, with 35% of properties below Decent Homes standards, and private renters disproportionately affected by fuel poverty, as well as uncontrolled rent rises and … [Read more...]

Gearing up for Infrastructure Investment: Stakeholders target needs

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced London’s first long-term Infrastructure Investment Plan at his Vision 2020 launch in June, and the GLA has been busy scoping the project since. On December 16th, Future of London joined the first IIP stakeholder day at City Hall, to explore options for meeting London’s growing infrastructure needs. Central … [Read more...]

Lessons and questions from London’s Poverty Profile

Last week, Trust for London and the New Policy Institute [NPI] released the fourth edition of London’s Poverty Profile. This independent report draws on official government data to paint a picture of poverty and inequality across the Capital. By compiling statistics from across a range of government agencies, the report succinctly takes a … [Read more...]

Cross party dismay at affordable housing policy

Bagehot, the Economist’s political columnist, wrote a piece last week on the convergence of right and left wing political opinion on that controversial matter of affordable housing policy in London.  Compare Boris’s accusation of ‘Kosovo style cleansing’ with shadow work and pensions minister and Westminster North MP Karen Buck’s declaration that … [Read more...]