August update â€“ #DiversityPledgeLDN
Right - forget 'quiet August'; everyone we heard from was busier than ever, for the second year running. A good sign post-Brexit, and one we'll explore in our second cross-sector Brexit Breakfast Briefing at Arup on 29th Sept.
Future of London's August highlight was last week's All-Network Meet-up at City Hall, where nearly 200 of you came together for a celebratory catch-up and an update on FoL and Alumni direction. More on those in the next newsletter.
The evening also launched our Speaker Diversity Pledge, supported by the Mayor of London. The goal is to have speaker panels better reflect the people who deliver and use London services. Details are below, but leading organisations including Bilfinger GVA, Thames Valley Housing, RTPI London and the Institution of Civil Engineers have already signed up. If ICE can break the mould, so can your organisation!
As with every FoL programme, there are opportunities to learn and network. For info or to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming in Sept/Oct: a seasonal mix of roundtables and field trips - see below - plus a Housing Zones Network GLA Update; our report on managing public-sector climate change risk; the follow-up to our Doing More With Less conference; and the graduation of Future London Leaders Round 13, followed by the launch of Round 14.
In closing, a heartfelt thanks to Urbancanda's Andrena Cumella, leaving FLL for a 'grown-up' job, to Seth Scafe Smith, leaving his Speaker Diversity Network internship for a graduate role at Deloitte, and to Meet-up sponsors Rydon Construction and Hadley Property Group.
See you out there!