A new form of localism?

a new form of localism, playing ping pong

We’re once again under national lockdown restrictions and mostly living, working and playing within our local areas. This behaviour could be a short-term reaction to the new measures except there is now growing evidence of longer-term trends and an emerging form of localism. An alumni-led discussion, chaired by FoL board member Lucy Webb, explored how city makers should respond.

Future London Leaders 25: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders 25: Proposals for London

Future London Leaders 25 wrapped up in mid-October with candidates presenting their Proposals for London on the theme of Health and Wellbeing in webinar format. A virtual audience of colleagues, mentors, sponsors, alumni and course contributors tuned in to cast their votes from home.

Communities of Practice: High streets

Communities of practice: high streets

The future of high streets and town centres is not a new topic, but one that has certainly been brought into much sharper focus in recent months because of Covid-19. Adding to longstanding questions over the future of bricks and mortar retail and how this impacts high street footfall, uncertainty resulting from lockdown, social distancing, changes to working patterns and planning system reform are now thrown into the mix.

City Makers’ Forum: London’s Green Recovery

City Makers Forum: London's Green Recovery, Olympic park image

This City Makers’ Forum invited cross-sector speakers working at the frontline of London’s recovery response to assess London’s ambitions for a green recovery. Can we capitalise on this opportunity, and pull together to leverage public support and political will, to ultimately deliver a recovery that is fair and equitable for all?

Alumni Communities of Practice: Maker spaces

Alumni communities of practice forum - maker spaces, SPACE ilford 2x1

Many artists have fallen through the gaps of government financial support during lockdown and sustaining access to affordable studio space and peer support networks has been vital to their survival. Alumni Rep Sarah Birt explores why in this guest post.

Leaders Plus 7: Proposals for London

On Wednesday 1 July Leaders Plus candidates presented their Proposals for London in webinar format on the theme of resilience. A virtual audience of sponsors, mentors, nominators, course contributors and alumni tuned in to cast their votes from home and engaged in lively Q&A.