CLES in conversation with…Adam Lent

An economy for all – the role of community power

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The field of progressive local economics exists within a context of innovation in approach that is underpinned by social and environmental justice. This new series of webinars from CLES is designed to explore the intersections between our work on community wealth building (and other practically rooted approaches) and the work of other thinkers in the field.

In the first of three conversations, we will be joined by Adam Lent – the Chief Executive of New Local – to discuss community power and its relation to CLES’s vision for ownership of the economy.

Adam is chief executive of New Local – formerly known as the New Local Government Network – an independent think tank and local government network with a mission to transform public services and unlock community power. Adam was co-author of New Local’s paper The Community Paradigm: Why public services need radical change and how it can be achieved and his previous roles include Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre, Head of Economics and Social Affairs at the Trades Union Congress and Director of Research and Innovation at Ashoka – the premiere global network of social entrepreneurs. He holds a PhD from Sheffield University where he was also a lecturer and ESRC Research Fellow.

This event will take place online, is free of charge and joining instructions will be sent in the week commencing each session.

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