Act Local: Empowering London’s neighbourhoods

Act Local: Empowering London’s neighbourhoods

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Carlisle Place



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Centre for London invites you to the launch of our latest publication, Act Local

About this event

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.

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.

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?

RSVP to join us at the launch of Act Local: Empowering London’s neighbourhoods

18:30 Arrivals

19:00 Presentation & panel discussion

20:15 Networking & refreshments

20:30 Event close


Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, London Borough of Camden

Indy Johar, Co-founder, Project00

Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London

Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor, Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement

Joe Wills, Senior Researcher, Centre for London

Supporting Sponsors

This project has been generously supported by

London Borough of Camden

One Housing

Power to Change

Victoria Westminster BID

Victoria BID

Venue partner

Victoria BID