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Re: Supporting community development in London

Nicolas Fonty
 

Thank you David for this note and propositions, very interesting.
There are meetings like the one of yesterday where you came out optimistic. Because you notice that networks for a fairer and cooperative London grow up.
There was a stimulating diversity of speakers, and you could feel that there were expectations for convergence and cooperations by almost everyone.
@Matt : Congratulations for the set up of the event !

I am very happy that links got stronger between LVSC / Networked CIty and Just Space.

Let us know the next stages !
cheers, nicolas.

On 18 March 2017 at 16:00, <david@...> wrote:

Excellent event yesterday: Call to Action - raising the profile of community development in London. Here's my report and ideas

http://www.networkedcity.blog/2017/how-to-support-community-development-and-give-london-citizens-a

David


Supporting community development in London

David Wilcox
 

Excellent event yesterday: Call to Action - raising the profile of community development in London. Here's my report and ideas

http://www.networkedcity.blog/2017/how-to-support-community-development-and-give-london-citizens-a

David

Event on February 22 with the Deputy Mayor at City Hall

David Wilcox
 

From the Networked City blog

How network building and tech can support social action and integration in London - #netwcity event with the Deputy Mayor

"On February 22 we'll have the chance to discuss with London's Deputy Mayor how the Networked City ideas we've developed so far can support his agenda.

"As you'll see here Matthew Ryder QC is responsible for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement.

He leads the promotion of active citizenship across London and makes sure City Hall uses the best methods for measuring levels of social integration.

You can sign up for the event here

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There is now a Networked City wiki with background documents and archived blog posts

http://www.networkedcity.london/Home


David


Videos from our Networked City event - Harold Jarche presentation and interview

David Wilcox
 

Videos from our Networked City event including an interview with Harold Jarche - @hjarche #netwcity

Our keynote presentation was by Harold Jarche, international specialist in networks, social learning and leadership. Harold took us through:

  • the difference between different domains of activity: simple, complicated, complex and chaotic. Each requires a different approach blending networks and hierarchies
  • the importance of developing our personal capacity to manage knowledge
  • a model of different network types ... those for action, sharing practices, and connecting more widely
  • the roles of network weaving, facilitating and coordinating in building and supporting networks
  • the importance of trust
  • cities as physical nodes in multiple knowledge networks
  • making decisions in networks
  • the idea of value network analysis

Presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZfJQC3fFNk&feature=youtu.be

Interview

https://youtu.be/XER0HIrA_nE




Re: Invite to Jan 31 event: Rethinking civil society - with lessons from rethinking work and Harold Jarche

Nicolas Fonty
 

Hello David
Several people orientated me towards you and the event you are organising tomorrow : Barbara Brayshay (with who I collaborate in LivingMaps), Richard Lee coordinator of Just Space network to which I participate and Doug Morrison with who we organised a workshop in Millbank on community creative projects this Saturday.

I am intensely engaged in a mapping project (JustMap) which I think is very related to Networked City. One of the JustMap's goals is to make visible London groups involved in community-led processes so they can connect to each other, share knowledge, build cooperative actions (locally and at a metropolitan scale too) and get empowerment.

Unfortunately I won't be able to come tomorrow because I am in Paris for a mapping workshop. But Doug and Barbara told me that they would probably go.
I hope that the event will be a success and that we will be able to meet soon to exchange on Networked City and JustMap.

Good luck for tomorrow !
nicolas fonty

On 20 January 2017 at 12:37, <david@...> wrote:

Hi all

In case you missed the blog post, here's news of the event.  Hope you can make it.

Taster

" We have a terrific opportunity on January 31 to rethink what's needed to do social good in London, with a free all-day event led by Harold Jarche, international expert on networks, social learning and leadership. Signup here

Can we continue successfully with the current mix of community and voluntary organisations - provided they can find ways to survive and meet new social challenges as funding is cut?

Or should we look at new ways of organising, learning from those who are re-inventing work as a more fluid mix of teams, communities of practice, and social networks? Here's Harold's model. You can read more on his blog. "


Invite to Jan 31 event: Rethinking civil society - with lessons from rethinking work and Harold Jarche

David Wilcox
 

Hi all

In case you missed the blog post, here's news of the event.  Hope you can make it.

Taster

" We have a terrific opportunity on January 31 to rethink what's needed to do social good in London, with a free all-day event led by Harold Jarche, international expert on networks, social learning and leadership. Signup here

Can we continue successfully with the current mix of community and voluntary organisations - provided they can find ways to survive and meet new social challenges as funding is cut?

Or should we look at new ways of organising, learning from those who are re-inventing work as a more fluid mix of teams, communities of practice, and social networks? Here's Harold's model. You can read more on his blog. "

Slack team

David Wilcox
 

Hi all 

As early enthusiasts I've sent you invites to a Slack ... hope you join. I think everyone is familiar, but do check in for help if needed. I'll do a page later for people who are new users.

Once people have joined, we can set up an task groups/channels needed.

I'm also in process of setting up a blog http://www.networkedcity.blog/ which will be available for contributions from the team

All suggestions welcome. A bit busy today, but will try and respond

David

Welcome to the Networked City exploration - here's some background

David Wilcox
 

Welcome if you have just joined this discussion list for the Networked City initiative. If you reply to any message, your post will go to everyone subscribed. Any problems email david@....  I've just posted this update on our launch on Wednesday, which also has links to the background.

David

London as a #networkedcity gains support at first event. Now here's the plan

We had a terrific meeting at Newspeak House earlier this week, which I trailed as the launch of the London Networked City exploration. I wrote previously:

The exploration we are launching tomorrow, with the London Council for Voluntary Action, aims to complement a much bigger exercise by London funders, LVSC and Greater London Volunteering. 

That initiative, called The Way Ahead, was prompted in part by the fact that traditional ways of doing good through charities, voluntary organisations and community groups face funding cuts by public bodies, who now focus on contracting. 

In addition the future of organisations like LVSC and GVA is in doubt. Fresh thinking is needed on the way that the whole system operates, from individual citizens working with others to improve neighbourhoods and support each other, to borough-level councils for voluntary service, and London-wide networks of interests and support.

The next steps for Networked City are to plan further events on January 31 and February 22, develop task groups around specific topics, and set up a blog and wiki and other tools. 

I'll post more shortly, including signup details for the January 31 event. 

Update: event details and signup here

Meanwhile here is the background paper we circulated for the event. It explains the relationship to The Way Ahead initiative in more detail, offers some models for thinking about civil society, and describes how we'll use the fictional but realistic London borough of Slipham as a testbed for new ideas.

We'll be using Slack for detailed organising and task groups, and will have some email options as well. Meanwhile, if you are interested, drop a comment here, email david@... or DM @davidwilcox

In the last post I pondered #networkedcity or #goodforlondon ... and on reflection #networkedcity wins out for now. We do of course think it will be really good...

Thanks to Matt Scott who led the way on Wednesday, and everyone else who contributed so much energy. We'll be in touch more directly as well.