Greater Manchester Leaders Plus Mentors

Greater Manchester Leaders Plus Mentors Each Leaders Plus candidate is paired with a senior mentor from our cross-sector network. These mentors provide a ‘safe space’ sounding board for candidates, as well as invaluable experience and insights from their own careers. See here for more about mentoring. GM Leaders Plus Round … Read more

Water Works: Thamesmead field trip

Constructed in the late 1960s on low-lying marshland criss-crossed by decommissioned military canals, Thamesmead was designed around water. Today, the estate’s 7km of canals and 32ha of lakes are an anchor for Thamesmead’s regeneration.

Overcoming Barriers: Finsbury Park

Straddling three local authorities – Islington, Hackney, and Haringey – effective policymaking and regeneration in Finsbury Park depends on cross-borough co-operation. TfL and Network Rail are key players, along with businesses, residents, and community groups. On Thursday 20 September we visited Finsbury Park to hear from organisations working across boundaries … Read more

Overcoming barriers: Linking up Lewisham

field trip group in Catford

On 1 Aug, we visited Lewisham and Catford to learn how LB Lewisham is leading the way on transformative schemes to overcome major physical barriers, including removing a major roundabout and realigning the South Circular.

A Tale of Two Wembleys

This Placemaking Collective visit to the rapidly changing Wembley area started to answer some of the questions about Wembley & the Olympic Way raised in FoL’s 2015 ‘Communities in Transition’ field trip. Find out more about Brent and Quintain’s ambitions…