Introducing a new event series featuring one-on-one discussions with leading thinkers to consider how we can build a better future post-pandemic
At the heart of Local Trust and the Big Local programme, is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area.
This is why we’reexcited to be hosting a series of online talks with several leading experts and high-profile thinkers on how, after coronavirus, we can build a bettereconomy, society, and planet, with community power as a core element.
Theseone-on-one discussions will explore the post–pandemic economy, transition to a low carbon society, the future of work and how it should be rewarded, and what happens when citizens want both more local and global governance.
Each discussion will also look specifically at the idea of community power and its future rolebeyondCOVID-19.
Building a better economy with Grace Blakeley
Grace is an economist and author of The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic Will Change Capitalism Wednesday 14 October 12 – 1pm
Building a better world of work with David Goodhart
David is head of demography, immigration & integration at
Policy Exchange and author of Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Overrated, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect Thursday 12 November 1 – 2pm
Building a better politics with Lord Mark Malloch-Brown Mark is former deputy secretary-general and chief of staff of the UN under Kofi Annan Tuesday 15 December 12 – 1pm
Building a better environment with Chris Stark Chris is chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, the independent advisors to government on tackling climate change Friday 12 February 11am-12pm Sign up now
The world in 2021 with Baroness Cathy Ashton Baroness Ashton served as the high representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and first vice president of the European Commission from 2009 to 2014 Date to be confirmed
Theseone-hour long events will see each speaker open with some initial remarks, before engaging in a wider dialogue and Q&A session.
The sessions will be chaired by Rayhan Haque, senior policy adviser at Local Trust.
They are open to all and free to attend, and will take place online using Zoom, tickets for each session will be made available after the previous one has finished. Please feel free to share details of any of these events with your friends, family, and colleagues.We are particularly keen to see residents and partnership members from Big Local communities participate.