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Life within easy reach: the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s 15-minute neighbourhood framework

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28th February, 2023 : 1:30 pm 3:30 pm


20-Minute Neighbourhoods – Webinar 5

Like many councils, Waltham Forest wants to create a healthier, more sustainable and cohesive borough, and by introducing 15-minute neighbourhoods they are forging ahead.

This webinar will explore:

  • why Waltham Forest is embedding the 15-minute neighbourhood concept in corporate policy and creating a council-wide strategy based on its principles;
  • how the Young Foundation has helped the council understand what people in Waltham Forest want and need from their neighbourhoods, and make this central to their approach;
  • what they plan to do next and what others can learn from the experience so far.

Many communities are trying to create complete, compact and connected places. These are sometimes known as 10 -minute towns, or 15/20-minute neighbourhoods. The exact description, or the number of minutes, doesn’t matter, the idea is, in essence, the same. It’s about creating places where people can meet most of their everyday needs within a short walk, wheel or cycle of their home: neighbourhoods where life is within easy reach.

Programme (tbc)

The webinar will feature a range of speakers from the project teams at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and The Young Foundation led by:

  • Jonathan Lloyd, Corporate Director of Strategy and Change, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Sian Whyte, Head of Strategic Design and Insight, The Young Foundation
1:30pmWelcome and introductionsGemma Hyde,
Project Officer, TCPA
1:40pmWaltham Forest’s 15-minute neighbourhood ambitionCllr Grace Williams, Leader of Waltham Forest Council
1:50pmOur approach – moving from a concept to practiceWaltham Forest Council
2:00pmResearch, community engagement and co-creating a vision and frameworkThe Young Foundation
2:35pmThe 15-minute neighbourhood corporate framework, ongoing data collection and focus areas for deliveryWaltham Forest Council
2:55pmKey learning and reflections for other local authoritiesThe Young Foundation
3:05pmQ&A session

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