16 episodes

Future of London is the capital's independent network for built environment practitioners. This podcast is peer-driven: FoL staff, associates and members of the alumni network invite guests from different sectors and roles to share stories, insights and ideas. The main aim is to support and inspire the next wave of city leaders. As other city lovers join the conversation, all the better.

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Future of London is the capital's independent network for built environment practitioners. This podcast is peer-driven: FoL staff, associates and members of the alumni network invite guests from different sectors and roles to share stories, insights and ideas. The main aim is to support and inspire the next wave of city leaders. As other city lovers join the conversation, all the better.

    Leading for way for cities #1: Arthur Kay - Homes for key workers

    Leading for way for cities #1: Arthur Kay - Homes for key workers

    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 Sutton Programme Manager and Alumni Rep Mandar Puranik speaks with Arthur Kay, chair of the £100m Key Worker Homes Fund and Founder and CEO of Skyroom - an award-winning technology and urban development company which delivers precision-manufactured homes in the airspace above existing buildings.

    Find out more about the alumni-led series, Leading the way for cities, and the CityBites podcast at futureoflondon.org.uk

    • 14 min
    "A Call to Green" - Proposal for Greater Manchester

    "A Call to Green" - Proposal for Greater Manchester

    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 creating more accessible green space rang very true during repeated lockdowns. Check out his ideas and the lively Q&A that followed on YouTube, or find more info on increasing urban green space and dozens of other key topics - plus access to courses and tools - via the Future of London webpage.

    This backstage interview is a companion to Marc's Proposal, and offers tips and inspiration for anyone preparing a Proposal of their own. Hope you find it helpful!

    • 6 min
    #LearningFromCrisis Connections Ep. 8: Creative use of public assets

    #LearningFromCrisis Connections Ep. 8: Creative use of public assets

    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

    • 47 min
    Leadership Ep. 1: Miffa Salter interview – Leading & Learning Online

    Leadership Ep. 1: Miffa Salter interview – Leading & Learning Online

    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 

    • 23 min
    #LearningFromCrisis Connections Ep. 7: Digital + Small Business post-Covid

    #LearningFromCrisis Connections Ep. 7: Digital + Small Business post-Covid

    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/

    • 30 min
    #LearningFromCrisis ‘Connections’ Ep. 6: Children + Families

    #LearningFromCrisis ‘Connections’ Ep. 6: Children + Families

    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 Stephens, Head of Co-production at New Economics Foundation. 
    Dr Zubaida Haque, former Interim Director of the Runnymede Trust and a member of the Independent Sage.
    Tim Gill, independent academic, advocate and consultant on childhood. 
    Sophie Nellis, Research & Projects Officer at Future of London (host). 

    Find out more about Future of London City Bites.

    About Future of London

    Future of London helps build better cities through knowledge, networks and leadership – across disciplines, organisations and sectors. We are the capital’s independent network for regeneration, housing, infrastructure and economic development practitioners, with 4,800+ professionals using FoL as a hub for sector intelligence, connection and professional development, and a mandate to prepare the next wave of cross-sector city leaders.

    futureoflondon.org.uk | @futureofldn | FutureofLondon

    • 40 min

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