Episodes
Sarah Hall is a Development Manager at Swan Housing and a graduate of Future London Leaders 25. Her Proposal for London was voted "favourite idea" - incorporating accessible tech into older people's housing for greater support, independence and sustainability. Check out this short interview and visit the Future of London webpage to watch her 5-minute online proposal and find resources for how technology can improve quality of life - if done...
Published 08/19/21
Future of London's Leading the way for cities is an alumni-led series of events, podcasts and blog posts that engage with city-makers in their aspirations for the future of our cities, drawing on their collective experience, ideas, resilience and leadership as we emerge from the pandemic. The series seeks to re-appraise the status quo, bring fresh thinking to tricky issues, and help us to challenge ourselves on ways to be more ambitious for our cities, through our work. In this episode...
Published 07/14/21
Future of London's Leading the way for cities is an alumni-led series of events, podcasts and blog posts that engage with city-makers in their aspirations for the future of our cities, drawing on their collective experience, ideas, resilience and leadership as we emerge from the pandemic. The series seeks to re-appraise the status quo, bring fresh thinking to tricky issues, and help us to challenge ourselves on ways to be more ambitious for our cities, through our work. In this episode LB...
Published 06/02/21
Proposals for Greater Manchester & Proposals for London are 5-minute, timed, highly visual presentations that are the culmination of Future of London Leaders courses. It's a format that challenges speakers to escape PowerPoint lock and communicate engagingly with any audience. A signature of Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus, it's also great for use in any context. Marc Watterson, an Arup associate and graduate of GM Leaders Plus 2020, delivered his online – and his call for...
Published 02/09/21
This episode of the #LearningFromCrisis 'Connections' series is on the creative use of public assets and showcases examples of how councils can make the most of their assets for long-term social and economic value. See the City Bites webpage for info and resources: https://www.futureoflondon.org.uk/knowledge/City-Bites
Published 02/03/21
Wide-ranging chat with incomparable coach, facilitator and trainer Miffa Salter of Urbancanda, who helped shape and still leads Future of London leadership programming. Includes practical tips on leading and learning virtually as well as insight on the societal challenges this new way of working is throwing at us. Features an audio cameo from French Bulldog and Urbancanda 'chair' Jojo Salter... For a transcript, resources and other City Bites episodes, visit www.futureoflondon.org.uk 
Published 01/02/21
This episode of the #LearningFromCrisis 'Connections' series is on the evolving relationship between digital and small business – including how local government is supporting Small & Medium Enterprises or SMEs. See the City Bites webpage for info, resources and transcript: https://www.futureoflondon.org.uk/2020/11/10/connections-ep-7-digital-smes/
Published 11/10/20
This episode is the sixth in our Learning from Crisis 'Connections' series. It explores how Covid-19 has affected children, young people and families – and the impact this is having on women's careers, children's education and wellbeing, and our use of public space, particularly green space. You'll hear how children and women have been neglected during the pandemic and what local and national policymakers can do going forward to support families and working parents.  Speakers:  Lucie...
Published 10/19/20
This podcast kicks-off our People, Place and Community project. In this 40 minute conversation with Bethan Harris and Stephanie Goldberg we talk about the importance of community. In particular,  how London’s built environment sector can support a sense of belonging - even when we are meant to stay 2 metres apart. This podcast episode was recorded against the backdrop of new Covid-19 restrictions, such as the rule of 6, and much of the conversation is framed by this.
Published 10/12/20
This episode of the Learning From Crisis ‘Connections’ series is on the evolving relationship between culture and place. You’ll hear how different types and scales of organisation are mitigating the damage to the creative sector… how society, government and the market are reassessing culture’s value to local identity and economy… and what aspects of this changing world could be with us for the long term. Speakers: Gillian Moore CBE, Director of Music, Southbank Centre Aida Esposito,...
Published 09/29/20
This episode, the third in our Learning From Crisis 'Connections' series, is about how we're getting back to work in the recovery phase. As the lockdown eases, all sectors are under pressure to return to work and help get the economy moving. However, Construction, Higher Education and Hospitality are under the microscope perhaps more than other sectors. This is thanks to the number of jobs they generate, and their high contributions to UK GDP. These sectors also play a significant role in...
Published 08/19/20
For the second episode of our Learning from Crisis "Connections" series, we followed up on our well-received webinar on Community Engagement in a Covid-19 world, with three people working at the heart of these processes - and trying to get them right! Jenna Goldberg, Director, London Communications Agency Jamal Miah, Community Liaison Advisor, LB Camden (West Kentish Town Estate) Sib Trigg, Architect & Community Organiser, People's Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH) Host...
Published 08/03/20
This podcast is the fifth and final episode in a mini-series where influential urban leaders talk to FoL's alumni about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. Guest: Ria Bailes, Group Director for People & Change, One Housing Group Interviewer: Peter O'Brien, Assistant Director - Area Regeneration, LB Haringey Producer: Oli Pinch, Future of London Find out more about the Alumni Network and get involved in FoL's Covid-19 response and recovery programme: Learning from...
Published 07/07/20
This episode kicks off our Learning from Crisis "Connections" series, where we explore how the pandemic is changing our relationship to shared space, community engagement, negotiation, connectivity and culture. Interview with: Barbara Brownlee, Executive Director of Growth, Planning & Housing, Westminster City Council Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics Host: Lisa Taylor, Executive Director, Future of London / Director, Coherent Cities Take aways Treasury needs...
Published 06/26/20
This podcast is the fourth in a mini-series where influential urban leaders talk to FoL's alumni about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. Guest: Nazeya Hussain, Executive Director of Place, RB Kingston Interviewer: Laura Davy, Neighbourhood Regeneration Manager, LB Lambeth Producer: Oli Pinch, Future of London Find out more about the Alumni Network and get involved in FoL's Covid-19 response and recovery programme: Learning from Crisis About Future of London Future of...
Published 06/23/20
This podcast is the third in a mini-series where influential urban leaders talk to FoL's alumni about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. Our guest is Alex Russell, Joint-CEO, Westway Trust. Guest: Alex Russell, Joint-CEO, Westway Trust Interviewer: Leanne Keltie, Programme Manager - Specialist Housing, Greater London Authority Producer: Oli Pinch, Future of London Find out more about the Alumni Network and get involved in FoL's Covid-19 response and recovery programme:...
Published 06/03/20
This podcast is the second in a mini-series where influential urban leaders talk to FoL's alumni about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. Our guest is Bek Seeley, Lendlease's Managing Director of Development - Europe. Guest: Bek Seeley, Managing Director of Development - Europe, Lendlease Interviewer: Nnenna Urum-Eke, Head of Development, LB Enfield Producer: Oli Pinch, Future of London Find out more about the Alumni Network and get involved in FoL's Covid-19 response...
Published 05/26/20
An Alumni Network podcast and the first in a mini-series where influential urban leaders talk about staying resilient and effective during the Covid crisis. Our first guest is David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land at the GLA and interim CEO of the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation. Guest: David Lunts, GLA Housing & Land and Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation Interviewer: Lucy Webb, LB Croydon Producer: Oli Pinch, Future of London Find out more about...
Published 05/05/20
Published 05/05/20