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...]

Local authority partnerships in London and the Netherlands

On June 17th, Future of London and the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) joined forces to explore innovative approaches to public sector partnerships. Our City Hall seminar brought together expert practitioners to discuss this rapidly evolving area, and compare approaches in London, Utrecht and The Hague. London councils and … [Read more...]

Field trip: Partnerships on the South Bank

On June 17th, Future of London explored how third-sector partnerships are helping to create vibrant and successful places along London’s South Bank. Our field trip brought together three organisations offering different models of how groups outside the public sector can promote social value: South Bank Employers’ Group, Better Bankside, and … [Read more...]

Public sector partnerships in London and the Netherlands

More than ever, local authorities are working with external organisations to deliver public services. These public, private, community and third-sector partnerships allow local authorities to draw on outside expertise and provide vital public services at a time when there is pressure to reduce spending. Partnerships are used on different scales … [Read more...]

Getting the most from ECO and RE:NEW

Local authorities have a number of funding mechanisms available to them in meeting the challenge of cutting carbon waste and making homes energy efficient. But as most of the large scale projects, which offer the most obvious savings, have been completed, authorities have been left with a complex landscape of properties, funding mechanisms and … [Read more...]