Building Recovery Conference summary

Conference audience

Our Building Recovery Conference sought to respond directly to the challenges the built environment sector is facing to create a fair and inclusive recovery from Covid. This summary provides the highlights and some practical tips for those wanting to have an impact on inequalities.

Spotlight: Dance – and so much more

Alex Peters is a professional dancer and mentor who’s helped dozens of Future London Leaders candidates step outside their comfort zone and think creatively. See his excellent short video on dance and wellbeing here, part of AXA Health’s Feelgood Health Journey.

Net zero is not enough

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As part of London Climate Action Week, on Wednesday 18 November, Future of London looked beyond net zero. We discussed the roles of green infrastructure and regenerative architecture, the importance of tackling both health inequalities and environmental inequalities, and how we can better involve local communities and better collaborate across sectors.

Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Throughout the pandemic, parks have provided respite from cabin fever and safe places to meet family and friends. Whilst Covid demonstrates the value of green space for everybody, it also highlights inequalities. This webinar explored barriers experienced by people from different backgrounds and how the sector can do better.

Making procurement more inclusive

Making procurement more inclusive

Procurement may not be sexy, but it is a key lever for change. How do we make it more inclusive? That was THE question guiding this October 2020 roundtable, whose dynamic speakers shared best practice, tools & strategies for getting the best possible outcomes – check the link for resources.

Making Equality the ‘New Normal’

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This lively session brought together established and emerging champions across all kinds of inclusion issues to share resources, connections and strategies. Check the post and/or video for ideas and networks you can use in your own efforts!