Council-Led Housing Forum – How apprenticeships can help building recovery

In the context of building recovery and ensuring there is an effective and just response to the pandemic, councils are looking at how to create more opportunities for diverse groups to get involved in housing delivery. Creating apprenticeships has the potential to be a very successful route to increasing diversity … Read more

Mentee blog: Sarah Birt

mentee blog: Sarah birt, Sarah birt image

Next in our mentors/mentees blog series sharing stories from FoL’s leaders programme mentoring is Senior Development Manager for Strategic Projects and Property at the Greater London Authority and Alumni Rep Sarah Birt.

Achieving zero carbon homes

achieving net zero developments, goldsmith street

Guest blog post from Sarah Birt on how cities will deliver on their climate emergency declarations through achieving zero carbon developments. New housing developments, in particular, are under pressure to balance ‘net zero’ with affordability and project viability, which is easier said than done.

Mentor blog: Mark Baigent

mark baigent and mandar puranik speaking

In build up to the #Alumni500 celebration and Mentor Awards on 28 September, FoL is inviting Leaders course mentors and mentees to write about their mentoring experience and share what they’ve gained with the network. Writing this month is prolific FoL mentor Mark Baigent.

Spotlight: Our Heroes – a poem

Matt Kelly is a GM Leaders Plus Round 2 candidate. His poem reflects on the last year, paying tribute to our wonderful NHS staff and shows that talents of our Leaders candidates go way beyond the built environment!

Recognising the contribution of our mentors

recognising the contribution of our mentors

To celebrate mentors’ valuable contribution to our courses ahead of FoL’s Mentor Awards on 28 September, were inviting mentors and mentees to share what they got out of the experience. To kick off, here is FoL’s Oli Pinch on his mentoring experience.