Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City with #ourwayahead

It’s now a year since we launched the Networked City exploration, so I’ve pulled the story together on our wiki. Main points below. We’ve reached the point where, together with Our Way Ahead, we have a set of proposals for Extending the Hub drawn on the one hand from The Way Ahead “official” research into … Continue reading “Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City with #ourwayahead”

Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society

Update: here’s further ideas on how to develop a Community of Practice, which we will take forward at event on March 27 2018. Details and registration here. We are developing a Community of Practice for anyone interested in how to build networks to support London communities, following our workshop game at London Metropolitan University a … Continue reading “Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society”

New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society – hopefully including grassroots groups

The resource hub for London civil society now has £350,000 funding for its first year of operation, confirmed in a press release from the City Bridge Trust. The hub will be run by Greater London Volunteering. As I’ve written extensively here, there are differing views on how the hub will, or should operate, and on … Continue reading “New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society – hopefully including grassroots groups”

Pitching Connecting Londoners and co-design of civil society communications to an #RSAideas session

Last night a group of us had a great opportunity to pitch Connecting Londoners to one of the regular RSA ideas events. There are some 8000 London Fellows, representing enormous expertise and connections in the city. Quite a few Fellows are developing projects for social good – examples here. As I wrote earlier, RSA has … Continue reading “Pitching Connecting Londoners and co-design of civil society communications to an #RSAideas session”

Looking for ideas at @LDNCommMedia summit on how community media can help in Connecting Londoners. Here’s our headlines.

I’m going to the London Community Media Summit later today, hoping to have some useful conversations about the role of local blogs, news sites, online communities and radio in Connecting Londoners and making London a more Networked City. It provides a good nudge for me to write some headlines summarising where we at, with reference … Continue reading “Looking for ideas at @LDNCommMedia summit on how community media can help in Connecting Londoners. Here’s our headlines.”