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The future is collaboration coloured

08 December 2017

We were lucky enough to welcome Ian Short to Context this week.

Ian Short is the former chief executive of the UK Institute for Sustainability and helped set up the regeneration agency that got East London ready for the Olympics. The same agency created to bring forward 40,000 new homes and 28,000 new jobs in a high-deprivation area around Olympic Park, so he knows one or two things about collaboration for results.

He shared his insights into why collaboration or a "systems approach" is the best way to deal with big challenges like urban development and climate change, and his experience of the amazing things that happen when organisations work together.

Guests also got a chance to try out just how real virtual reality can be with our fully immersive party game 'walk the plank'.