Learning from Crisis
As we navigate the Covid-19 “new normal” and consider the world we’ll emerge into, Future of London is here to share support, intel, strategy and best practice across a multi-media programme, Learning from Crisis, across two interlinked aspects:
Managing now: Approaches to the overwhelming challenges FoL’s network has faced, including the impressive and inspirational responses from individuals and organisations.
Emerging from Crisis: Society is at a critical junction – how we live, work, move, teach, govern, fund, build and provide care are all up in the air. How do we make sure we get it right?
- Politics, policy & fiscal approach
- Economy, from macro drivers to local actions & impacts
- How we work – office & home design, commuting, connectivity and the value of work
- Environment – FoL’s Achieving Net Zero work; public space, movement & logistics
- Homebuilding’s new normal: Cross-sector action & issues including planning, investment & supply chain, as well as FoL’s Council-Led Housing Forum, now open to councils across the country
- Society – work-life balance, equality, health, privacy and engagement
- Delivery – tied to the above, and across all sectors & communities
Find support and tools at our Resource Hub, or check on upcoming #LearningFromCrisis webinars and podcasts at FoL’s Events page.
To speak, sponsor or suggest an idea, contact Lisa Taylor. For questions about format or access, contact Oli Pinch.
Content to date
Alumni Communities of Practice forum exploring how with working from home now the norm due to the Covid crisis, how should policymakers respond? Longer term, will this boost the appeal of suburban living as people’s priorities shift from wanting a manageable daily commute to more space in their homes and neighbourhoods?
Social distancing has been key to reducing Covid-19 transmission and protecting public health, but it’s also been hugely disruptive. As loosening restrictions jostle with public confidence and business risk, what are the implications for urban design and movement, and for business and landlord viability?
In episode two of the FoL City Bites podcast, FoL board member and alumna Nnenna Urum-Eke interviews Lendlease’s Managing Director for Development Europe Bek Seeley. Listen to them discussing the development outlook post Covid-19 and the ways developers have adapted their approaches to construction and public consultation.
A new podcast series where alumni interview some of London’s most influential leaders about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. For the first episode, alumni director Lucy Webb interviews David Lunts fellow FoL board member, Executive Director at the GLA Housing & Land and interim CEO at OPDC about the public sector during lockdown and how London could change.