On 27th October our Principal Investigator Sara González took part in the session 'Creating a community high street' as part of Ethical Consumer Week 2020. Also presenting and responding to delegates' questions were Neil McInroy (CEO of CLES), Vidhya Alakeson (founding Chief Executive of Power to Change) and Nicola Round (Co-Founder and Outreach Director at Adfree Cities). The session sought to address questions such as 'should we fight to maintain the high street as we have come to know it? Or do we need to replace it with something else that is community owned and has a community function?' and sought to counter narratives of high street decline by highlighting examples of community value being cultivated across the UK.
You can watch a video of the session on YouTube and access other content from Ethical Consumer Week at https://www.ethicalconsumerweek.com/.