Future of London May 2016 Update
Future of London

May update – Sadiq is in the house!

Much as we've enjoyed the global applause for London electing the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital, Sadiq Khan was voted in as best choice for the Capital. True diversity means ideas and actions are what counts — and are what his mayoralty will be measured against.
Those actions are starting to come thick and fast. The Mayor's team is yet to be settled, but calls to allow City Airport expansion and possibly nix the Westway Cycle Superhighway have set a break-from-the-past tone. The question of housing — and how to reach those ambitious targets — is yet to come.
The mayor’s housing targets will of course be much harder to reach following the Housing & Planning Act and its impact on revenue and freedom to act. To learn how cross-sector professionals are delivering in spite of cuts and constraints, join us at the 23rd June conference (including EU updates...)!
You'll find more public events and field trips below. Mixing mainstream with Leaders programming, Future London Leaders Round 12 recently saw the impact of very different Business Improvement Districts in Camden and Fitzrovia, while newly-launched FLL13 raids LLDC's Stratford HQ this week, and the May Alumni Network seminar on innovation in hard times featured Lewisham's PLACE/Ladywell project. If you're a potential Leaders candidate, mentor, nominator or supporter, drop us a line about the Leaders Open House this Thursday 26th.
Finally, a warm welcome to Future of London's newest core sponsor, Argent LLP, who are backing the Leaders Plus programme and will place the first of up to four private-sector candidates in September! Thanks as well to Hadley Property Group, also supporting Leaders Plus and already mentoring, and to Rydon Construction, who will co-sponsor FoL's 24th August All-Network Meet-up at City Hall. 
See you out there!
Lisa Taylor

Programme Highlights

Doing More with Less

Doing More With Less Conference
Our 23rd June conference, Doing More with Less, will focus on generating sustainable revenue and long-term value at local level through a full-day programme of speakers and break-out sessions. It's free to attend thanks to sponsors Countryside Properties and Bilfinger GVA. For info or to request a place, email events@futureoflondon.org.uk.

Workspace that Works

Camden Workspace
Our next Workspace that Works site visit on 24th May to Camden is now fully booked! To complement the programme of site visits, we will be hosting a Workspace Workshop on 13th June to look at how landowners and workspace operators can produce useful and sustainable outcomes. For more info or to request a place, email events@futureoflondon.org.uk.

Managing London's Exposure to Climate Change

Managing London's Exposure to Climate Change
Senior representatives from a wide range of sectors gathered on 20th April for the second roundtable in our Managing London's Exposure to Climate Change research programme. The event considered roles and legal responsibilities of various sectors in addressing climate risks and establishing effective partnerships. Read more on our website.

Making the Most of Build to Rent in London

Build to Rent
Through a series of field trips and roundtables, Future of London is reviewing the Build to Rent landscape in London with the aim of helping local authorities and their housing association partners understand the opportunities presented by this rapidly growing form of housing. See our website for a list of events we're running as part of this research programme.

Evolution of London's Business Improvement Districts

BIDs event
Three new BIDs — Farringdon & Clerkenwell, Hatton Garden, and InCheapside — are proposed or confirmed for central London. Future of London held a seminar on 5th May to share the findings of our recent research into the Evolution of London's BIDs and to discuss the opportunities these new BIDs present for their communities.

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Photo sources:Doing More With Less credit to Marcos Bevilacqua Photography, courtesy Bilfinger GVA; Managing Exposure credit to Charles Hutchins, 'Flood Photo' (CC BY 2.0); all other photos by Future of London
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