Stresses and Shocks – How prepared is London for climate change?

If all goes well at this month’s COP21 UN climate conference, world leaders will agree on new collective action to address climate change. With 2015 set to be the warmest year on record and unmistakeable signs of climate change acceleration, the impetus for global action is clear. If governments with vastly different agendas and resources can agree … [Read more...]

Stresses and Shocks – Helping London’s public sector respond to climate risk

Future of London, University College London and Arup will hold a senior roundtable on 12th November, on assessing and improving the London public sector response to growing environmental risk – both chronic or everyday stresses and severe or one-time shocks. The session will bring together key stakeholders to analyse how London’s public sector … [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...]

Imagining the Future City: London 2062

Last week, we participated in the launch of Imagining the Future City: London 2062, a cross-sector anthology that approaches the question of London’s future. The book is the culmination of Future of London’s work on the London 2062 programme headed by UCL’s Grand Challenge on Sustainable Cities. In Spring 2012, we partnered with UCL to … [Read more...]

London 2062 book launch

What will London look like in fifty years’ time? In the spring of 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL’s Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities to explore this question as part of their London 2062 programme. Housing, energy, transport and the economy were discussed and debated by leading academics and practitioners at a series of … [Read more...]

London’s Energy Future

Future of London and University College London held the first in a series of events convening academics and practitioners to examine the challenges facing London over the next fifty years. This first event focussed on London’s energy future, and brought together sector specialists to debate the technological and policy challenges facing … [Read more...]