So many juicy lessons from the Oscars screw-up: a huge spend won't save you, show grace under pressure, don't mess up (live!) in the most litigious place on earth... A lesson that will take time to resolve in La-La Land is one that Leaders facilitators Urbancanda
teach: regaining trust after things go wrong
"Go wrong" is hugely subjective in our world: did a deal turn sour? an application die in committee? your call for more social housing or community amenity go unheard? or your team get decimated in a budget cut or merger?
A key part of FoL's 2017 #Placemaking
programme is bringing different perspectives together. As Ros Dunn put it at a 2016 Estate Renewal roundtable
, we could start by listing shared priorities on a sheet of A4... and then sort out how we get there. Following an energising launch
and roundtable, #Placemaking continues in that vein on 9th March with a workshop on communicating priorities and on 25th April with a King's Cross visit, setting the scene for our field trip series.
An area where we're working to build
trust is the #DiversityPledgeLDN
campaign, which just celebrated its six-month anniversary; critically, MIPIM's London Stand
has adopted the speaker diversity campaign, thanks to NLA/Pipers
. It's about doing the right thing - and the smart
thing as a competitive world city and sector. Find out more and pledge
Speaking of smart, we also soft-launch FoL's Smarter Cities work with a 7th March cross-sector roundtable on Smarter Planning
- briefing to follow - and City Hall hosts a bespoke GLA Housing Zones Update
28th March (firstname.lastname@example.org
Also keep an eye out for findings from our landlord-licensing assessment
with LB Brent and an update on the impact of Crossrail
with GVA. For now, we'll close with a heartfelt thanks to Vanessa Pilla
, who's been a stellar Interim Head of Networks and will stay involved, and a warm welcome to permanent Head of Networks Nicola Mathers
, who joins us from Design Council on 20th March. Can't wait!
Highlights and links to new reports are all below. I'm off to appal the French with my Quebecois accent and chair for my MIPIM supper, thanks to NLA/Pipers. If you'll be in Cannes and want to say hello, drop me a line.
À temps tôt!
"Not started yet but already @futureofldn #placemaking event has a good vibe" @cyclonw, 8 Feb