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...]

Opportunity knocks in Nine Elms

On August 20th, Future of London visited the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area as part of our Communities in Transition series. VNEB, straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, is one of the largest Opportunity Areas in the London Plan. As a former industrial district, for many years the area has had limited … [Read more...]

Growing up, out and in-between

How London grows is critical to the city’s future: its competitiveness, resilience, quality of life, and equity rest on how it unfolds. The Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Investment Plan is grounded in this, considering the systems needed to underpin growth, how they could be delivered, and – importantly – how they could be funded. What form the … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Taking Stock at TfL – an interview with Graeme Craig

Its day-to-day operations may be unique, but Transport for London (TfL) faces the same types of budget and capacity pressures as all regional and local authorities. And like other public bodies, TfL wants – needs, in fact – to make better use of its asset base, both to improve services and to offset operating and capital costs. However, the … [Read more...]

Event: London 2050 – Grow up or grow out?

With the Infrastructure Investment Plan heading toward final draft, Future of London offers a brief pause to consider the practical aspects of London’s rapid growth. Do we densify? If so, where, what might that look like, and how do we do it in a useful timespan? Do we make a decisive push through the Green Belt and GLA borders – we do it with … [Read more...]

Crossrail, collaboration – and choreography?

Recent headlines have reflected Crossrail’s wide reach: news that nearly half of firms developing around the Crossrail line cited the scheme as justification for construction in their planning applications; the Mayor of London’s awarding of the ‘mini-Holland’ winners; an announcement from London Councils that surface stations will now undergo … [Read more...]

New anthology – London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution

In Spring 2013, Future of London began looking at transport planning in London, and at how it can adapt to changes in demographics and urban form, and influence sustainable travel choices. In partnership with Transport for London, we ran a three-part seminar series – ‘London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution’ – that examined adapting to … [Read more...]

Happy 150th Anniversary for London Underground

150 years ago today, on the 9th January 1863, the first stretch of the London Underground opened for the public between Paddington and Farringdon Station (just next to Future of London’s offices today). A group of dignitaries rode the first underground railway in the world on the relatively short five mile journey, a precursor to today’s … [Read more...]