Connecting Londoners is an initiative for anyone interested in how people, projects and organisations can cooperate and collaborate better for social good. It is part of the Networked City exploration:
We are exploring three linked challenges as services and funding are cut, and the ways that people communicate are changing rapidly:
Connecting Londoners is based on a six month exploration, led by the London Voluntary Services Council (LVSC), into how to make London a more Networked City. It comes at a time that London funders are leading a major investigation into the future of civil society, called The Way Ahead (TWA). LVSC is a partner in TWA, and we are cooperating with the initiative to add dimensions of network thinking, self-organising and digital technology.
In practice we will:
Wherever possible we will connect and work with existing projects and organisations, building on the assets of London’s civil society - whether in the community and voluntary sector, social enterprise, public agencies, or private sector.
We are currently setting up a planning group, and online network systems.