Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Four schools from Leeds and South Africa have partnered together to take part in a unique athletics challenge, led by the Bambisanani Partnership. Despite the chaos and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, over 130 children aged between 9 and 10 from St. Mary’s Primary School, Horsforth and St. Joseph’s Primary, Pudsey in Leeds and… Read More Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase a digital project or service happening in your city or organisation? Then why not organise an event as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021. It’s free and what’s more your event will be promoted as part of the Festival’s wider marketing. Leeds Digital Festival, which takes place between 20… Read More Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Leeds’ partner city Dortmund has launched an exciting opportunity for start-ups to access the German market and develop new collaborations with companies based in Dortmund. The programme launched by Dortmund’s Economic Development agency and known as DOaccelerate, invites international start-ups to respond to several key challenges that have been set by 5 major businesses in… Read More Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

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

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

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