Communities of Practice forum & #LearningFromCrisis – New Localism

Lockdown has driven Londoners back to their homes. Extensive mutual aid networks rose from nowhere drawing neighbours and communities together, many for the first time. A lack of produce on the supermarket shelves led shoppers to seek out other local, independent suppliers, and a 2km radius limit for exercise and leisure led families and individuals to discover their local green spaces.

Despite lockdown easing, local parks are still full and footfall in the larger town centres and central London hasn’t recovered. So is this the start of a new localism? Or just a short-term reaction? Join us for an alumni-led discussion about the opportunities and threats for London and how we should respond as city-makers.

The Communities of Practice forums are peer-led discussions in a friendly and informal environment for voicing common challenges and sharing new ideas on critical issues during the Covid crisis and beyond, linked to FoL's Learning From Crisis programme. Chaired by alumni, they tackle different topics each time with an invited guest speaker.

When: Tuesday 3 November, 10-11 am
Where/Format: Zoom, details provided when registration is confirmed

Format and speakers

FoL Board Director and LB Croydon Head of Regeneration Lucy Webb will chair the discussion with a short presentation from guest speaker Jenna Goldberg, Board Director, London Communications Agency, providing insight on the current challenges and opportunities. This is an interactive session with ample time for questions and debate.


This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
  2. You will receive an email to acknowledge your request to attend (if you don't see it, please check your junk folder). Please note this email is NOT a confirmation of your place.
  3. We'll let you know if a place becomes available. This is likely to be a week from registration.


3rd November 2020 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
United Kingdom