Revitalising local communities across the UK – for people and planet

Event Date: Thursday 7th October 2021

Our local communities and services have a huge impact on our relationships with both the natural world and each other. Revitalising communities in a way that enables a low-carbon, inclusive future requires reimagining how our physical, political and economic systems operate.

Across the UK, social movements, community groups and local politicians are experimenting with innovative new methods of inclusive and sustainable local planning.

This webinar marks the launch of the third policy paper Revitalising Local Communities as part of our Feminist Green New Deal project, in collaboration with the Women’s Environmental Network.

It will examine how we can transform our local communities in ways that support the flourishing of women and marginalised groups and enable everyone within them to live fulfilling lives sustainably.

We welcome the author of the paper Maeve Cohen to present the conclusions and recommendations. Maeve is a campaigner and organiser working to build inclusive economies that serve people and planet. She is Project Lead at the Social Guarantee and a Non- Executive Director at Positive Money.

We’ll also hear from Frances Jones, Associate Director of The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) on the importance of Community Wealth Building as part of a green, inclusive future.

The event will be chaired by Dr Anne Karpf, Professor of Life Writing and Culture at London Metropolitan University. Dr Karpf is a writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist, she writes regularly on social, political and cultural issues for The Guardian and other publications, and is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio. Her most recent book ‘How Women Can Save the Planet‘ was published in May 2021.

You can watch a recording of the event here.