Learning from a crisis: webinar

blog | 16 Jun 2021

Catch up with our conversation with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Chris Naylor, CEO at London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Earlier this week, we were honoured to welcome the newly re-elected mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Andy Burnham, and Chris Naylor, chief executive of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, to a conversation about learning from innovation in a crisis, that can help us ‘design forward differently’ for the future.

You can watch recordings of the webinar below – we’ve broken the session up into shorter chunks for a better viewing experience.


Introductory remarks from Innovation Unit chief executive Sarah Gillinson, setting out the scope of the debate.

Contributions from the panel

Sarah describes Innovation Unit’s recent work around place-based transformation. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and CEO of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Chris Naylor give their initial thoughts.

Q&A session

The panel pose questions to each other, and then respond to questions from the webinar audience.