On 8 September Future of London ran its second Video Visit + Discussion on the theme of decarbonising energy. Via video, we ‘visited’ Bunhill 2 Energy Centre in LB Islington. We then discussed the project, and how the borough’s energy strategy is evolving.
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.
LB Waltham Forest’s Zero Emissions Delivery (ZED) scheme not only makes local deliveries more efficient but also keeps the streets healthy. Kana Nomoto explains why ZED is a perfect example of how to implement net-zero initiatives at a local scale for long-term change.
This episode is the third in our Learning from Crisis ‘Connections’ series, and is about how we’re getting back to work in the recovery phase. Featured image credit: Elliot Brown on Flickr. Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The GLA is calling for more creative and flexible engagement with young people, often overlooked in planning consultations. In this Spotlight, RESOLVE Collective’s Seth & Akil Scafe-Smith share their creative approach and discuss the need for more resilient communities post-Covid.
Making Equality the ‘New Normal’ roundtable with senior and next-wave leaders tackling commitment and challenge in an event designed to help accelerate vital sector improvements, emphasised by events during the lockdown.
As we look beyond immediate crisis response, where should we focus to sustain, regain or rethink critical investment, employment and behaviours? Find out in the second in our series on local economic recovery.
On 14 July Future of London ran its first Video visit + discussion on the theme of Net Zero Housing. We ‘visited’ (via video) New Garden Quarter in LB Newham and discussed the scheme, and the wider issue of building zero carbon homes.
Rounding off our series of alumni interviews with sector leaders on Covid resilience, Peter O’Brien talks to One Housing’s Ria Bailes about the need for empathy and other ‘soft’ skills for really effective crisis leadership.