Leeds In Conversation
S02 E07 - The Future of Talent and Skills Across Leeds

S02 E07 - The Future of Talent and Skills Across Leeds

September 26, 2021

Join Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer Culture & Economy at Leeds City Council), Shaid Mahmood (Chair of the Luminate Education Group and chief officer for transformation and change at Leeds City Council) and Tracey Dawson (Chair of the Leeds Manufacturing Alliance and Managing Director of electronics manufacturer, Daletech) as they discuss the changing jobs and skills landscape across Leeds. The city needs to remain agile and resilient to ensure we continue to thrive in the face of change and give our businesses and individuals the right skills and support to make this happen.  Find out more about what the city is doing to tackle this challenge, and the hurdles we need to overcome to reach our goal in this episode of our Leeds in Conversation podcast. To join in with the citywide conversation on how we tackle these challenges and create a city owned plan for skills and talent in the city visit - https://futuretalentleeds.org/welcome open until the 29 Sept (with a further conversation running later in the year too!)

S02 E06 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Leeds Special

S02 E06 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Leeds Special

September 5, 2021

With our biggest guest attendance to date, Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer Culture & Economy) is joined by Alistair Brownlee (British Triathlete and Leeds Active Travel Ambassador), Ellen Buttrick (British Paralympic rower and Gold Medal winner at Tokyo 2020), Jack Laugher (British Olympic diver and Bronze medal winner at Tokyo 2020) and Lou Walker (Leeds Girls Can Project Lead and Active Leeds Development Officer) as they discuss the highlights of Tokyo 2020, why Leeds is such an incredible place to live and train for sports and how everyone can take part across the city. Guests answer questions submitted by Leeds citizens including how we close the opportunity gap for sports across the city and what life skills have the athletes gained from their journey so far.

S02 E05 - Celebrating 200 Years of Leeds Museums and Galleries

S02 E05 - Celebrating 200 Years of Leeds Museums and Galleries

August 1, 2021

On this episode, Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer of Culture & Economy- Leeds City Council) is joined by David hopes (Head of Leeds Museums and Galleries), Catherine Robins (Project Curator- 200th year anniversary) and Rathi Tamilselvan (Volunteer at Leeds Museums and Galleries).

Together, they discuss the 200 year anniversary exhibition, going live in September 2021, and the experience of developing the project during the challenges of the pandemic. They also talk about the work ongoing to identify and decolonise their collections across the museums and the award they won for closing the Covid gap in education. To submit questions for future episodes, follow us on @LeedsIGS on Twitter or @Leedscouncil on Instagram

S02 E04 - Leeds in the 21st Century and Beyond

S02 E04 - Leeds in the 21st Century and Beyond

June 27, 2021

On this episode, Angela Barnicle (Chief officer of Asset management and regeneration- Leeds City Council) is joined by Dr Matthew Davis (Associate Professor- Leeds University Business School) and Chris Thompson (Founder and Managing Director- CITU) to discuss how the pandemic has accelerated the need to improve infrastructure and ensure a future proof city for health and wellbeing as well as collaboration and shared spaces. They also learn more about the study conducted by Matt on how peoples behaviours are changing towards interactions with their environments and the impact of different office designs when thinking about returning to work. To submit questions for future episodes, follow us on @LeedsIGS on Twitter or @Leedscouncil on Instagram

S02 E03 - A Changing Cityscape

S02 E03 - A Changing Cityscape

May 30, 2021

On this episode, Eve Roodhouse (Chief officer of Culture & Economy- Leeds City Council) is joined by Angela Barnicle (Chief officer of Asset management and regeneration- Leeds City Council) and Martin Hamilton (Director of Leeds Civic Trust) to discuss the changing city scape of Leeds and how our past and heritage are influencing the cities future. Following questions submitted by the public, they share fascinating stories of the history of Leeds and how these are impacting the projects shaping the city today as well as discussing why the city continues to hold such an important role for Leeds as a whole. To submit questions for future episodes, follow us on @LeedsIGS on Twitter or @Leedscouncil on Instagram

S02 E02 - Innovation in Leeds Today

S02 E02 - Innovation in Leeds Today

May 2, 2021

Meet two young entrepreneurs living and working in Leeds, and discover some of the support for innovation on offer in the city.

Award-winning student Ava Garside reveals how she came up with an air quality badge sensor to help pedestrians find the healthiest routes. Rebecca O’Higgins speaks about developing /ki-ah-na/, facial recognition software that works for all skin colours and genders.

They respond to questions from listeners and discuss diversity, sustainable business and the new start-up accelerator BUILD, with Richelle Schuster, Head of Programme Innovation at Leeds City Council.

Join the conversation or submit questions for future episodes, via @LeedsIGS on Twitter or @Leedscouncil on Instagram

S02 E01 - The Future of our City and Districts

S02 E01 - The Future of our City and Districts

March 28, 2021

On our first episode for series 2 Eve Roodhouse (Chief officer of Culture & Economy) is joined by Peter Neckelmann (Senior Urban Designer- Arup) and Mark Hollander (Leeds 2023 Year of Culture) to discuss what the future of our city and districts could look like. Following questions submitted by the public, they debate what support for independent businesses might look like, how we will better support and celebrate diversity across Leeds and how we make better use of our public spaces and parks.

To submit questions for future episodes, follow us on @LeedsIGS on Twitter or @Leedscouncil on Instagram

Episode Thirteen - 2020: Our Best Moments

Episode Thirteen - 2020: Our Best Moments

December 21, 2020

In this final episode for 2020 - Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer of Economic Development at Leeds City Council) is joined by Sinead Rocks (Managing Director Nations & Regions at Channel 4) 

to countdown our top 10 moments for Leeds amongst what has been one of the most challenging and difficult years of all. We hear from Kevin Sinfield on the success of Leeds Rhinos and his amazing work to raise awareness of MND, the team behind #BuyLeeds and Digital Access West Yorkshire on supporting the community as well as a massive thank you to our NHS and key workers for keeping us all safe past, present and future. If listeners have any thoughts on what was discussed in this episode or if they want to join the conversation they can tweet us @LeedsIGS

Episode Twelve - The Importance of Culture to a City and its People

Episode Twelve - The Importance of Culture to a City and its People

November 29, 2020

On this episode James Brining (Artistic Director and CEO of Leeds Playhouse and an Inclusive Growth Strategy Ambassador) is joined by Pamela Johnson (Principal Officer, Culture and Sport, Leeds City Council) and Kully Thiarai (Creative Director, Leeds 2023) to discuss the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on culture in Leeds.

They discuss the affect culture and creativity have in people’s experience of a city and how important it is in making Leeds the great place it is – to live, to work and to visit. They talk about the Leeds Cultural Strategy and the conversations taking place with communities across the city around the different concepts of ‘culture’; how it links to ‘placemaking’ and the plans for Leeds 2023.

Episode Eleven - The Role of Climate Change in our Recovery

Episode Eleven - The Role of Climate Change in our Recovery

November 15, 2020

In this episode Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer of Economic Development at Leeds City Council) is joined by Polly Cook (Chief Officer Sustainable Energy & AQ- at Leeds City Council) and Gordon Rogers

(Head of Sustainability- Yorkshire Water) to discuss the impacts of climate change across Leeds. They discuss the importance of the Climate emergency declaration back in 2019 and what changes and projects have happened since then across housing, travel and biodiversity. They also reflect on how the pandemic has impacted our climate for the positive, and what ways that has led to changes in how we travel and communicate. If listeners have any thoughts on what was discussed in this episode or if they want to join the conversation they can tweet us @LeedsIGS

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