LOCAL LONDON BLOGS

By Jess Muller, Researcher, Emerging Leaders Imagine if a city allowed citizens to decide its future? Imagine if policy makers and politicians did not decide what issues were important but instead, asked citizens to decide on issues that were important to them? What would you, a resident of that city,…

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Dear Londoners, There is a battle raging for the life of this city and it is time for us, all of us, to decide its future. Will London grow into a world class metropolis, with cool neighbourhoods, an innovative economy, and thriving cultural scene? Or will we continue down the…

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  “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  - Jane Jacobs The story of our city is told in the lane ways and bike paths, in the alleys and the sidewalks, in the spaces we gather and in and…

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We hear a lot from our members and partners that London cannot seem to find a direction forward from it’s current difficulties. Unemployment is high and actionable direction is lacking. From Development charges, to food trucks, to focus for investment, we end up everywhere and no where as a city….

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We at Emerging Leaders have said for the last 18 months that the opportunity for economic growth and revival for our city lies in our ability to come together and create a place that lives up to the potential of our ideas. Through our blog posts on economics, employment, and…

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending The 25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee at The Grand Theater, thanks to an initiative put together by Emerging Leaders and The Grand to get the conversation going about The Grand’s programming, their appeal to the emerging demographic, and how they can…

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April 2nd, 2014

ACFOLA’s Youth Empowerment Series (YES) presents: Paving the Road to Success: Be Bold, Speak Up and Reach Out! The Youth Empowerment Series is a forum for young adults to be engaged in lively discussions with each other and potential mentors on various academic, personal and career issues that affect youth…

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April 2nd, 2014

Over the last month or so there, has been so much happening in London that re-enforces that our city is strong despite some serious challenges. At Emerging Leaders it has been an amazing month of activity. We held our London X conference where more than 300 Londoners came to share…

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March 21st, 2014

Sometimes when we are together we are in fact apart even though we may only be separated by the space of a block, a room, or the space between us on a couch. This space between us is not only physical but can be emotional or psychological and because of…

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March 8th, 2014

    Photos by Ed Jackman It’s been one week since we held London X – City Building in a Time of Change, where more than 300 Londoners gathered. Since then we have ben humbled by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we had to our conference . Many have contacted us…

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