London Metropolitan University is proud to be delivering the 2020-21 Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network, thanks to funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Professor Diana Stirbu, who specialises in policy and governance at the School of Social Professions, will lead a team of experts across a range of academic disciplines to curate and deliver a programme of activities throughout 2020. Professor Stirbu said: “We’re delighted to deliver this innovative programme, and we are very proud of the significant work we have planned around social integration in London. This project speaks closely to London Met’s commitment to social inclusion and our ambitions to give back to the city by engaging with our local communities and partners. The COVID-19 crisis has challenged all aspects of our public lives and local authorities have been particularly hit by it. We will be supporting London borough’s regeneration teams to better understand these new challenges."
What is the Social Integration and Regeneration Network?
The Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network brings together urban regeneration and social integration professionals, experts and academics with the aim to share and develop learning across London boroughs. Our primary focus is on providing space, time and skilled facilitation to local authority regeneration teams to come together and learn from one another. The network builds on the 2019 Social Integration Design Lab but also offers new opportunities and tools, so it is open to participants from the 2019 Lab as well as to local authority teams who are new to this programme.
Our forward programme
We see the learning network as more important than ever – the last few months have shown us how important the built environment is to community resilience and health. The network will explore what new challenges and opportunities the ‘new normal’ creates for social integration and regeneration, and how regeneration can improve social integration to support the recovery of London and ensure our city continues to reflect and be a home to all Londoners.
We will do this through an exciting programme of regular online workshops, peer exchange sessions, show and tell meetings and by curating a repository of useful training, tools and skill development resources. We are also committed to responding to participants’ needs and will curate our programme of events so that feedback is reflected in the sessions. More details coming soon.
How to join the network
To be contacted about upcoming network events, please register your interest or get in touch with us by sending your name, role and borough to:
Events and seminars from the Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network
Architecture students place second in national competition
Students Ian Bugarin and Joe Douglas worked on their artwork together during lockdown
Exploring diversity sensitive parliaments
London Met hosted a research seminar on Diversity Sensitive Parliaments as part of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre seminar series.
Supporting inclusive recovery in London
Professor Diana Stirbu has won Transformation funding for a new research and knowledge exchange initiative.
LGBTQI+ Lambeth residents invited to take part in COVID research project
The project is looking to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQI+ communities, to influence policies and services that enable LGBTQI+ people in Lambeth to thrive.
Exploring migrants' experiences of ageing
A new research paper from London Met and the University of Sheffield looks into the challenges that migrants face with regard to ageing.
Is there a populist foreign policy?
A new paper from Dr Angelos Chryssogelos focuses on the broader approaches that populists take to questions of foreign policy beyond Europe and in their attitudes to Atlanticism.
Political violence against women in the northern Mexican border
Dr María López recently presented her research work for her book, addressing how the crisis of violence and security provision impacts migrant women at the US–Mexico border.
Exploring the links between extremism and violence against women
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit is undertaking research on religious and racial supremacist movements and how they connect to violence against women and girls.
Angels of Mercy
Professor Louise Ryan featured on a podcast exploring the story of the women who left Ireland to train and work as nurses in England.
Public shaming in Russia
A new research project will explore public shaming in Russia from the post-Stalin period to the present day.
Changing the conversation: from women's safety to women's freedom
Professor Liz Kelly, Director of London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, asks what it is about our culture that allows women to be harmed, and what it would take to change this
What's driving foreign policy in Turkey?
A new policy report by London Met’s Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk argues that Turkey’s post-2016 foreign policy rests on ideas of militarisation, Islam, civilisation and power.
Social Responsibility and Inclusivity in Leadership Learning, Development and Education
The 11th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference will be held on 13 July by the Guildhall School of Business and Law.
Religion, Identity and Power
A new book from London Met lecturer Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, which explores the ethnoreligious transformation of Turkey and the Balkans, was launched last week.