Conference write-up: working towards solutions for a Green Recovery

towards solutions workshop speaker grid

A green recovery could help us both recover economically from Covid-19 and tackle the climate emergency, by delivering more sustainable growth and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. So how can cross-sector working come up with the solutions London needs to move towards a green recovery? As part of our Achieving … Read more

Conference write-up: Funding net zero

Cargo bikes

In the second webinar of our Achieving Net Zero Digital Conference Week, we reflected on how the public and private sectors can work together to fund the transition to a zero carbon built environment sector, and how we can make sure that the benefits and burdens of funding net zero are spread equally amongst all communities?  

Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Throughout the pandemic, parks have provided respite from cabin fever and safe places to meet family and friends. Whilst Covid demonstrates the value of green space for everybody, it also highlights inequalities. This webinar explored barriers experienced by people from different backgrounds and how the sector can do better.

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.