Many councils are under pressure to fill budget gaps and sell their owned or managed buildings. But more are becoming ‘market makers,’ pushing for a longer-term stake and turning vacant or under-used buildings into community-managed assets
How can city makers respond to the changes to inner and outer London and to the deep-seated inequalities exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic? For this City Makers’ Forum, we invited a cross-sector panel to debate what it will take to level up London for all.
This ‘Connections’ episode focuses on the creative and progressive use of public-sector assets to achieve greater local impact. Local authorities are increasingly asking how they can deliver more social and economic value through the properties that they own, control and influence.
To build a hospital in 13 days is a big challenge. To build a culture in 13 days is an even bigger one. John Herring explains what the public sector can learn from the ways in which NHS Nightingale North West created a ‘one workforce’ culture at speed in response to the pandemic.
Need some New Year’s inspiration? Try this City Bites interview with Urbancanda’s Miffa Salter, including great tips on leading and learning virtually, plus a snapshot at how FoL took its Leaders programmes online.
Since March 2020, the way we connect with each other has dramatically changed. But what influence does the built environment have? One day before the second UK lockdown came to an end, we explored the role of the built environment in fostering a sense of community.
Been urged to ‘pivot’ your career, shift from B2B to B2C, commute digitally or “Unmute!” lately? Join guests from LOTI, Firefly Learning and OneTech as we unpick terms and trends in the evolving relationship between digital & small business.
Hear about the shifting connections between culture and place in this lively conversation with cultural strategist Aida Esposito, Southbank Centre’s Gillian Moore CBE and placemaking strategist and FoL alum Paul Augarde.
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)
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!
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.