I think that a network and Communities of Practice may work well if we look at opportunities from two perspectives - the big picture of how to make London a more Networked City, and also the small steps to share our challenges and learn from each other as we go about mapping, network building, civic tech and more. Background below**
Here’s some ideas for the big picture
- Aim to create guides for mappers, network weavers and others, within a framework for thinking about a Networked City that is smart, participatory, sharing, fair.
- Work together on mapping and network building projects.
- Develop a manifesto from the job description and responsibilities of the new Hub Networks Partner role as a sort-of manifesto for what needs to be done.
- Look for opportunities to bid for funding, separately or together. Here’s one.
- Run some events - here’s some earlier ones
- Use games and simulations - like the Living Lab workshops
@PeteBurden emphasised taking small steps in this earlier post:
** The idea of a Community of Practice developed during exploration of how to make London a more Networked City - and particularly how to complement the central resource Hub for London. Here’s history of the exploration, and background to the CoP.