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The last Innovation Lab – refining and prioritising ideas 

The second round of the innovation labs produced a set of exciting flagship projects and ideas for green recovery. Today’s session (10th September 2020) – the final innovation lab – looked at refining and prioritising some of these ideas.

The backdrop to all of this summer’s work is of course the emerging social, community and economic challenges which are being thrown up or intensified by coronavirus. We’re clear that delivering on the green recovery goes hand-in-hand with addressing wider social and economic issues, and this has been a theme throughout the Innovation Lab process. 

Below you can see how some of the actions to deliver Low Carbon Neighbourhoods in Hounslow address some of these wider issues, such as health and wellbeing, inequality, precarious work and so on. 

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We used audience interaction tool Slido to allow participants in today’s workshop to identify the top three ideas for each stream of the green recovery against the social and economic measures listed above. 

Below you can see how participants rated interventions against one measure for delivering Low Carbon Neighbourhoods: 

 

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Finally, in previous blogs we’ve written a lot about proposed changes to the built world and green infrastructure, such as parks and green spaces. In today’s workshop the role of communication in the green recovery was made very clear. The significance of communications flows from collaboration being at the heart of how we will deliver the green recovery. The list below gives a flavour of some of this work: