Save the Date: 13th April 2019 – STEAMhouse, Digbeth.
On behalf of Birmingham Partners I’d like to invite you to the start of the Creative Bureaucracy movement in the city. Creative Bureaucracy is a term coined by Charles Landry http://charleslandry.com/ who says of it:
‘Creative bureaucrats can, as individuals, shape cities, but a critical mass can reshape the bureaucratic system itself. Organisations can then embody the values and qualities expressed by the best individuals.’
This is a movement which was launched in Europe and is now becoming global. On Saturday 13th April we want to welcome 75 people: public administrators, members from the civic world and business, to join us at STEAMhouse in Digbeth from 11.00-4.00 to start it rolling in Birmingham. We’re planning an upbeat day sharing examples, short and snappy, of how others have done things in new ways. Charles Landry will talk about why Creative Bureaucracy is an idea whose time has come and we’ll have moderated panels discussing great ideas that somehow got lost on the way as well as honouring some hidden heroes/heroines in the city. But we need you to help us make Creative Bureaucracy a reality in Birmingham.
Please save the date, tell others who should be at this free event and share the Eventbrite link :-
Who we are
We’re an informal group of people from different sectors of the city, wanting to link together for the betterment of Birmingham. Get involved today.
Birmingham Partners is an association of groups and organisations connecting to help improve the city.
We formed in 2014 and have a facilitation group which meets monthly to agree events and a general direction. You can find minutes from those meetings on this website, as well as more information about our plans.
We’re open to anyone who wants to sign up to our aim – to connect for a better Birmingham.
In this amazing city there are already many great networks of people, organisations and communities of interest. Birmingham Partners aim to put those networks in touch with each other, to create new links to share knowledge and help problem-solve across the city.
We think bringing together people from public, private and voluntary sectors, academics, experts and representatives from all communities will open doors, provide answers and create new opportunities.
We will be focussing on very local practical issues as well as city-wide, deep-rooted challenges.
We want to involve as many different people in our events as possible, so we will host them in the north, south, east and west of Birmingham, not just the city centre.
Our watch words are ‘share, learn, do’.