Act Local: Empowering London’s neighbourhoods

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London has often been described as ‘a city of villages’ – part of its unique character lies in the quality and the variety of its town centres and local neighbourhoods.

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Neighbourhood governance, in turn, shapes the ways neighbourhoods develop and can play a vital role in addressing neighbourhood challenges, from crime to social isolation, to making a success of new development. Yet London’s neighbourhoods don’t tend to get the attention they deserve.

Centre for London invites you to the launch of Act Local, a collection of research papers and essays on the future of London’s neighbourhoods and neighbourhood governance.

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A presentation of research findings will be followed by a panel of thought leaders exploring questions including:

  • How can local services in neighbourhoods better serve residents after a decade of austerity?
  • What role could new technology play in opening up new possibilities of neighbourhood engagement, participation and mobilisation, including crowdsourcing ideas, volunteers and money?
  • What should the future relationship between local authorities, community organisations and private enterprises look like when shaping and reshaping our city?


18:30 Arrivals

19:00 Presentation & panel discussion

20:00 Networking & refreshments

20:30 Event close

Featured speakers include
Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change
Tessy Britton, Chief Executive, Participatory City
Indy Johar, Co-founder, Project00
Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, London Borough of Camden
Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London
Joe Wills, Senior Researcher, Centre for London

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