Upcoming and past events from Cross River Partnership and our partners. See a full list of our LiveShare and Lunchtime Launch event recordings here. We look forward to seeing you at our next online or in-person event!

CRP’s Connect 4 Series: Session 4. Sustainable Cities: Reinventing the River

April 28, 2022 16:00

Cost:  Free

Join Cross River Partnership (CRP) for the fourth session of CRP’s Connect 4 Series – Sustainable Cities: Reinventing the River. This new event series will bring you exciting topics at 4pm on the last Thursday of each month. This Earth Day-themed session is taking place on Thursday 28th April, 4pm – 4:45pm.

The Illuminated River will be presenting how they have sensitively responded to the challenge of lighting nine of Central London’s great bridges and helped prompt debate on the use of light in the night-time environment.

The Port of London Authority (PLA) will be presenting on The Thames Vision 2050 consultation and how it is shaping the future for the UK’s major river, home to the country’s largest port, busiest inland waterway and burgeoning centre for sport and recreation. The Vision consists of Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames. Priorities for Action include Safety, Net Zero, Resilience, Technological Change and Access and Inclusion.

CRP will be showcasing three recent studies as part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project:

  • Light Freight: Design Solutions for Thames Freight Infrastructure
  • River Freight Monitoring: Butler’s Wharf and Dartford Pier
  • Setting up a River Freight Project for Businesses: A Guide

These studies all consider using the tidal Thames for freight, including detailed analysis into monitoring of vessels for river freight, providing an opportunity to scientifically assess the environmental opportunities and challenges associated with moving freight from road to river. ‘Setting up a River Freight Project for Businesses: A Guide; also provides guidance for smaller businesses who are considering using the tidal Thames for the transportation of freight. All of these different uses of the river can be possible with good management and co-ordination, so that maximum environmental, economic and community benefits are delivered.

The panel for Session 4 consists of:

  1. Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs, Strategy & Thames Vision, Port of London Authority
  2. Ciron Edwards, The Illuminated River Foundation
  3. David Ebbrell, Project Officer, Cross River Partnership

This online webinar will be taking place on Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link to join the session in your invitation. There will also be interactive polls, so you can ask questions to presenters.

The Port of London Authority (PLA)’s operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea. The PLA work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment, and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The Illuminated River is long-term art installation transforming the Thames at night with an orchestrated series of light works that span nine bridges in central London. It’s subtly moving sequences of LED light symbolically unify the Thames bridges, drawing inspiration from the spirit and history of the river and from the architectural and engineering heritage of its bridges.

Cross River Partnership (CRP) is a partnership delivering environmental, economic and community-focused projects. We support public, private and voluntary organisations to address creatively challenges around Air Quality, Transport, Placemaking and Wellbeing.

CRP’s Connect 4: Session 2

February 24, 2022 00:00

Cost:  Free

This interactive online event will look at the global response to COVID-19, including developments in streetspace design to facilitate cycling, walking and social distancing.

The pandemic has caused abrupt changes to people’s lifestyles and transport changes and changed how cities function. COVID-19 has significantly changed how our cities operate, including through a renewed focus on sustainable, active travel within local and central government.

CRP’s new Healthy Streets Everyday guidance, ‘Global Streetscape Responses to COVID-19’, aims to inspire local authorities, business improvement districts and private sector organisations to deliver initiatives that support making cities healthier, greener, safer, livelier and more pleasant.

Roads have been closed to traffic in many areas to make space for hospitality businesses keen to continue trading outdoors and town centre visitors keen to socially distance in high footfall areas. This session will discuss the changes that have taken place on global high streets during the pandemic, the experiences of many and the potential long-term implications.

The three speakers for Session 2 are:

1. Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive, ATCM

2. Ross Phillips, Sustainable Transport Manager, Cross River Partnership

3. Gordon Innes, Bloomberg Associates

This online webinar will be taking place on Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link to join the session in your invitation. There will also be interactive polls, so you can ask questions to presenters.

Sustainability LIVE (Sustainability Magazine)

February 23, 2022 09:00

Cost:  Online: Free, 1-day pass: £195, 2-day pass: £295

Brought to you by Sustainability Magazine, the hybrid event will be held in London between February 23rd – 24th and broadcast live to the world.

With a comprehensive content programme featuring senior industry leaders and expert analysts, this is an opportunity not to miss. In-person attendees will also benefit from an all-inclusive fully catered networking area, quiet working areas, meeting rooms, charging points and free WiFi.

From keynote addresses to lively roundtables, fireside discussions to topical presentations, Q&A sessions to 1-2-1 networking, the 2-day show is an essential deep dive into issues impacting the future of each industry today.

Reaching Net Zero in the Built Environment: The Future Homes Standard Explaned (SocEnv)

February 17, 2022 12:30

Cost:  Free

This webinar will be looking at the background of the new Future Homes Standard and provide an overview of the standard that will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world leading levels of energy efficiency.

Dr Gavin Dunn, speaking in his capacity as CEO of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), will also provide reflections on the impact of the Standard on CABE members and the work of the built environment sector more generally, as it moves towards the goal of reaching net zero.

Waste-Age: What can design do? (British Institute of Interior Design)

February 16, 2022 10:00

Cost:  £19.20


A new generation of designers is rethinking our relationship to everyday things. From fashion to food, electronics to construction, even packaging – finding the lost value in our trash and imagining a future of clean materials and a circular economy could point the way out of the Waste Age.

Of particular interest to interior designers will be the innovations in turning waste products into materials for furniture and textiles.

The BIID have booked a group visit to the exhibition on the 16th of February 2022 from 10am, please join us for a self-guided tour of this exciting new exhibition. Afterwards, take the time to visit the Design Museum’s free permanent display, filled to the brim with classic and cutting-edge design ideas and innovations.


Explore major new exhibits that capture the devastating impact of waste including a large-scale art installation by Ibrahim Mahama made from e-waste in Ghana.

The exhibition showcases some of the visionary designers who are reinventing our relationship with waste, including Formafantasma, Stella McCartney, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Lacaton & Vassal, Fernando Laposse, Bethany Williams, Phoebe English and Natsai Audrey Chieza.

‘We must face the problem of waste – we can no longer ignore what happens to things when we get rid of them. Instead of thinking of objects as things that have an end life, they can have many lives. This is not just an exhibition it is a campaign, and we all have an active part in our future.’ Gemma Curtin, Curator.


Tickets are available for all members and supporters. Guests are allowed to book up to 2 tickets and can bring a paying non-member guest.

Additional Information

This will be a self-directed visit to the exhibition, not a guided tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the event to register your attendance with the BIID staff member who will escort you through the entrance.

If this event is fully booked, please join the waiting list. If you are no longer able to attend, please inform the office so that we can give your spot to someone else.

The advertised price does not include VAT.

If you have any queries, please email the office at or call 020 7628 0255.

By booking a ticket to this event you are agreeing to the BIID event terms and conditions

Climate and Race Webinar (Reduce the Juice Connect)

February 8, 2022 00:00

Cost:  Free

The climate crisis is affecting us all, but the severity of its effects are not spread justly. Those who contribute the least to environmental degradation are experiencing its effects most severely.

In this webinar, Reduce the Juice will be discussing how this is a consequence of social and economic factors, the institutional and structural constructs that exacerbate this problem. They will take a global view and recognise that this can mean different things across the globe, but also draw on specific case studies that highlight this injustice. Additionally, they will put the sustainability and environmental sector under the microscope and discuss why minorities are so poorly represented in this area in the UK.

CRP’s Connect 4 Series: Session 1

January 27, 2022 00:00

Cost:  Free

This new, interactive event series will bring you exciting topics at 4pm on the last Thursday of each month. Session 1 is on Thursday 27th January, 4pm – 4:45pm, and looks at green deliveries in cities and accessible streets.

CRP, with consultants DSDHA, will be launching brand new guidance: Highways and Footways Accessibility Guidelines. The Guidelines outline recommendations to make fully accessible streets that do not just adhere to minimum standards, but that also make a conscious effort to establish spaces that are generous in design. It has never been more important to consider a wide variety of accessible measures in our built environment. With the Mayor’s commitment to accessibility through strategies such as Inclusive London, the guidance contributes to the wider aims of Vision Zero, Healthy Streets and London’s green economic recovery.

Delivering London will be presenting on their latest initiative, which is all about reducing emissions and congestion through consolidation of parcels deliveries in a dense locker network that respects all users of streets. Through this initiative, Delivering London aim to improve customer choice and deliver green growth to support healthy High Streets.

To complement CRP’s latest study, we will also be hearing from Better Bankside about the Green Logistics Centre. The hub will improve access to street space by co-ordinating deliveries, limiting kerb-side activity and tackling poor air quality. Better Bankside members can redirect bulk deliveries to the centre, which the BID will store on a short-term basis, delivering the quantity needed with an ultra-low or zero-emission vehicle such as an electric van or a cargo bike. The Green Logistics Centre aims to turn weekly deliveries into monthly ones.

The four speakers for Session 1 are:

  1. Jane Wong, Architect, DSDHA
  2. Eleanor Marshall, Project Officer, Cross River Partnership
  3. Noel Shapton, Director, Delivering London
  4. Amandeep Kellay, Sustainable Transport Manager, Better Bankside

This online webinar will be taking place on Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link to join the session in your invitation. There will also be interactive polls, so you can ask questions to presenters.

Green Logistics London: A Healthier City for All

December 16, 2021 13:15

Cost:  Free

Join Cross River Partnership (CRP) for the twelfth and final Lunchtime Launch in the series. This online, interactive session on Thursday 16th December 20211:15pm – 2pm, will explore improving air quality through micro-logistics and green deliveries in London.

Local air quality has direct impacts on both the business community and public health. CRP Business Improvement District member The Fitzrovia Partnership and transport pollution experts EMSOL will discussing their latest initiatives to combat poor air quality in London.

The Fitzrovia Partnership will be presenting on policy changes affecting Fitzrovia and how businesses operate, through their upcoming Fitzero plan. Fitzero will focus on renewables, reduction and offsetting, with opportunities for development for the area’s people, buildings and places.

EMSOL have been monitoring air pollution and noise levels associated with river freight as part of CRP’s Clean Air Villages 4 programme, a Defra-funded project led by Westminster City Council in collaboration with 26 project partners to improve the air quality across different London ‘villages’, where both air pollution and population density levels are high.

The London Conference 2021

November 30, 2021 09:00

Cost:  Free

The London Conference 2021 will bring London’s leaders together to discuss the capital’s future. Centre for London’s event be talking about London’s recovery from the pandemic, tackling inequality, improving women’s safety, taking climate action, levelling up, and much more.

The conference will be live-streamed for an online audience, and speakers will be hosted at the Congress Centre watched by 150 in-person delegates.


  • Levelling Up London
  • London’s New Political Map
  • Women’s Safety
  • London’s Post-Brexit Role
  • Green Recovery

Lunchtime Launch 11. Good Parks for London 2021: Parks and Climate Change

November 18, 2021 00:00

Cost:  Free

For CRP’s eleventh monthly Lunchtime Launch event, join us for the virtual launch of this year’s Good Parks for London report on Thursday 18th November 2021, 1:15pm – 2:00pm. 

 The annual report published by Parks for London showcases the great work that land managers are doing in and around London, especially in considering the effects of climate change and how parks can mitigate them. 

 This online interactive Lunchtime Launch session will explore the importance of parks and green infrastructure in climate change and air quality mitigation strategies through key addresses by; Judy Ling Wong, the Honorary President of the Black Environment Network (BEN) and author of the report’s foreword, Joanne Dennis-Jones, Head of Planning at  sponsors GL Hearn and Tony Leach, Chief Executive at Parks for London, as well as from the London Borough that has shown inspiring improvement in its parks service. 

 The main learning points from this session include: 

  • How London’s parks can play a key role in climate and air quality strategies; 
  • How parks can mitigate the impacts of climate change; 
  • The importance of green infrastructure in our cities. 

Take a look at the CRP #CleanAirVillages Directory for ultra-low and zero-emission suppliers! 📦


This directory lists businesses providing their services using fully-electric, ultra-low emission* vehicles, cargo bikes or by foot. This also lists suppliers who manufacture or lease ultra-low and zero emission vehicles. The distance from vehicle dispatch point to village centre is highlighted to support local businesses and reduce congestion. 🚲🔌

Using suppliers, manufacturers and leasing companies from the directory below allows businesses to actively reduce local air pollution through their procurement and logistics. 🏙️

To be included in this directory, suppliers guaranteed they would deploy fully-electric, or ultra-low emission vehicles at least 80% of the time when delivering/collecting in the Clean Air Village concerned. 💨

If you know a business delivering via ultra-low or zero emission in London, please comment below! ⬇️

#CleanAirVillages #ultralowemission #zeroemission #ULEZ #deliveries #CleanAirDay #crossriverpartnership #airquality #london #southlondon #northlondon #westlondon #eastlondon #electricvehicle #cargobike #walking #sustainabletransport #sustainability #sustainabledeliveries

Out delivering for the #crossriverpartnership #cleanairvillages yesterday in haringeycouncil – tomorrow is the last day of the trial so order quick for zero emission delivery through gifted_local! 🎁☀️🚲

#CleanAirVillages 4, a Cross River Partnership project has been awarded £700,000 from the Government’s Air Quality Fund.

The grant will fund the development of clean freight #logistics solutions across central London, including #electricvehicles and #cargobikes, as well as micro ...distribution hubs. #AirQuality monitoring will take place at 23 locations, prioritised by the Greater London Authority.

Jim Trimmer, PLA director of environment and planning said: “The river offers huge opportunity for efficient light freight logistics, taking vehicles off the road. Working in partnership with our CRP colleagues, we welcome this opportunity to develop access points for last-mile deliveries.”

#London #Essex #Kent #Shipping #Logistics #KeepingTradeFlowing #BuildingBackBetter #CleanAirVillages

The March issues of TW Magazines are being delivered by the #CleanAirVillages cargo bike scheme, theecofleetcom! 🚴‍♂️♻️✅ Give the driver a friendly, socially-distanced wave! 👋

For more info, please get in touch via email:
...#twmagazines #twickenham #teddington #tw1 #tw2 #tw11 #localbusiness #lovelocal #richmond #twickenhammagazine #teddingtonmagazine

📦🚲Exciting news - deliveries 🚲📦

Thank you theecofleetcom and Cross River Partnership for adding Tooting Market onto your initiative. Because of this we can now offer deliveries on Tuesdays 😃

The details:
🔸Orders will be delivered on Tuesday afternoons
...🔹If refilling your own containers we will collect them on the Tuesday morning
🔸Free of charge for 3mile radius of the market - further distances will be worked out on a case by case basis
🔹To order please email: - you can find our product list in our bio, remember to include the weight of the product you want if ordering dried foods e.g. 300g red lentils, 100g raisins 👍
🔸You must order by midday on Monday ready for Tuesday delivery

RICHMOND BUSINESSES - a new delivery service is in town! 🚲📦 Be the first to transport your goods and services via zero-emission cargo bike! A cleaner, cheaper, quicker alternative to polluting vehicles. 📩Email to register
...#liveworkexplore #richmond #ecofleet #lbrut #crossriverpartnership #cleanairvillages #defrauk #zeroemissions #gogreen #greenliving #ecofriendly #ecowarrior

Calling all #Richmond businesses! The new zero-emission cargo bike scheme to transport your goods and services is now LIVE 🚲📦in partnership with Cross River Partnership, berichmonduk and theecofleetcom, as part of the defrauk funded #CleanAirVillages project! A quicker, cheaper, cleaner ...alternative to polluting vehicles 📩Email to register ✅
#liveworkexplore #Richmond #CleanAirVillages #airquality #eco #airquality #zeroemissions #crossriverpartnership

richmondcouncil are excited to announce the launch of Richmond’s new zero-emission cargo bike delivery service, in partnership with Cross River Partnership, berichmonduk and theecofleetcom, as part of the defrauk funded #CleanAirVillages project! Be one of the first businesses to transport your ...goods and services by cargo bike - a cleaner, cheaper, quicker alternative to polluting vehicles. The first x10 businesses to sign up before 30th October will receive free hours and bike rider! To register your interest and for more information, please email
#liveworkexplore #richmond #eco #nomorepollution #zeroemissions #crossriverpartnership #cargobike

We're beyond delighted with the results of this #CleanAirVillages study. Our eco-cargo bike has helped to reduce local emissions in #Streatham and beyond - and has provided an unequalled opportunity for our businesses to meet the demands of customers in recent months. You can read more about ...the success of the bike on our website. With many thanks to Cross River Partnerships londonsmokeandcure lambeth_council and our delivery rider Chris! 🚲