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Background Systemic failings in governance, accountability and the role of political agendas are integral to…Keep reading
Despite the many post-Grenfell promises we continue to see terrible examples of a failure to engage effectively with residents. This blog explores the difference between consultations, collaboration and co-design and suggests that moving away from tick-box consultations may help restore trust.Keep reading
Former MP Emma Dent Coad accuses the RBKC of deliberate obfuscations that are not in the spirit of post-Grenfell engagement to which the Council committed.Keep reading
Grenfell and the tacit knowledge of those at the sharp end – Ed Daffarn speaks to LBC’s James O’Brien.
LBC’s James O’Brien speaks to Ed Daffarn the author of the blog that predicted a catastrophic event at Grenfell.Keep reading
An Analysis of the Design, Installation & Materials of the Rainscreen Cladding System at Grenfell Tower:
A technical analysis of what happened at the Grenfell Tower Fire.
This report looks objectively at the design of the cladding system and the way in which it was installed, whilst explaining some of the evidence heard at the Inquiry.Keep reading
The coverage of the conservative vote against the Grenfell Recommendations is missing the point.Keep reading
Evidence by main contractor #Rydon at the #Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals the narratives used to silence the voices of residents.Keep reading
Lessons from the Great Fire of London. What are the similarities to Grenfell.Keep reading
Power and Accountability. The failure of politicians to be accountable for the psychological contract in the face of catastrophic events such as Grenfell, COVID19 and Hillsborough.Keep reading
Grenfell, COVID-19 and our inability to learn: Risk Guru Podcast with Matt Hodges- Long & Gill Kernick
Grenfell, COVID-19 and Learning. Will we learn? Risk Guru podcast.Keep reading
This blog explores the Cummings’ crisis through the lens of a failure to attend to and restore an unwritten psychological contract in the aftermath of catastrophic events.
Rather than asking ‘how can we ‘move on’ from the Cummings’ crisis?’ those in power might instead seek to understand what a country in grief needs from them, to understand what it would take to restore the psychological contract and build trust.Keep reading
Link to Tim Harford article about why we fail to prepare for disasters.Keep reading
COVID-19, collection of useful articlesKeep reading
Adaptive capacity is a cornerstone of resiliance. Those that failed to ensure this capacity whilst listing a pandemic as a top civil risk need to be held to account.
A 2013 Report by the CHPI warns that the new NHS structure would impact the ability to fight a pandemic.Keep reading
Rather than viewing #Covid-19 as an interuption and wait for things to return to normal. It offers a unique #leadership opportunity to untether ourselves from the past and step into the Fourth Industrial Age.Keep reading
A Mix of Positives and Negatives: Reflections on the Ministry for Housing, Community & Local Government’s recent advice for building owners
Chartered Architectural Technologist and Fire Engineer, Frances Maria Peacock gives her view on the recent advice for building owners issues by. the MHCLGKeep reading
What lessons are there for us to learn from week 1 of the Grenfell Tower InquiryKeep reading
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