Leeds joins global mayors to commit to power youth and deliver inclusive economic growth in COVID-19 recoveries

Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr James Lewis, has joined more than 60 mayors from around the world to renew Leeds’ commitment to inclusive growth and pledge to support youth through COVID-19 recovery , at the 5th Anniversary Meeting of the OECD Champion Mayors For Inclusive Growth. COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequalities and has disproportionately affected… Read More Leeds joins global mayors to commit to power youth and deliver inclusive economic growth in COVID-19 recoveries

Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

Representatives from Leeds were part of an exchange of best practice with cities from across Europe today, as part of a discussion organised by Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The Leeds team was led by Councillor Fiona Venner, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, supported by Tony Cooke, the council’s… Read More Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

Leeds showcases city’s approach to placemaking

Colleagues from Leeds City Council have been showcasing Leeds’ approach to placemaking at the international conference, Healthy City Design 2020, which saw over 400 delegates come together to discuss how public health professionals, designers, architects and planners can work together to create healthier cities. Leeds City Council’s Principal Design Officer, Jenny Fisher, alongside Advanced Health… Read More Leeds showcases city’s approach to placemaking

Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Disabled artists in Leeds are showing that they are an important part of the city’s cultural landscape with an online exhibition. The exhibition, called Possible All Along, is launched today on International Day of Disabled People, 3 Dec 2020. The project was supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council. Thirteen artists are… Read More Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Leeds selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer Smart City roadmap

Leeds’ reputation as a leading international Smart City is continuing to grow, with the city among a select few global cities to be chosen by the World Economic Forum to pioneer the safe adoption of new technology. In response to the urgent challenges from the Covid-19 crisis and the need for data and innovation to… Read More Leeds selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer Smart City roadmap

Leeds joins experts from Israel and the UK to discuss the importance of ed-tech

Leeds City Council joined experts from Israel and the UK for an online event that explored how education and ed-tech have evolved during the Covid-19 crisis. The webinar, organised by the Embassy of Israel, provided stakeholders in education with the chance to hear about the challenges and opportunities that the education sector has faced around… Read More Leeds joins experts from Israel and the UK to discuss the importance of ed-tech

Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Leeds City Region looks to strengthen ties with India

Leeds and the wider city region is looking to strengthen links with India following a roundtable discussion between the Consul General of India, Dr. Shashank Vikram, and local stakeholders. The roundtable, which was hosted by the Business Desk, focused on the special and longstanding relations between India and the UK, and the opportunities to capitalise… Read More Leeds City Region looks to strengthen ties with India