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The London X Conference returns this Saturday March 7th with another unique opportunity for Londoners to participate in city building and help inform the future of our community. At London X Squared, Emerging Leaders will host two strong city builders; Mayor Mike Savage of Halifax and Grant Oliphant of The…

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  Opportunities to directly shape the future of a city do not occur often. In London, we’ve been fortunate to have more than a few of these opportunities in recent years. Through Re-think London we’ve shared our visions for the future of our community and seen those visions reflected in…

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  Question 1: What is your age? 57.9% of respondents were between 18 and 34. 35.5% were between 35 and 54, and only 6.6% of respondents were over 55. The low percentage of respondents over the age of 55 may be due to the nature of the survey as it…

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Emerging Leaders first became involved in this project due to research on using culture as an economic development tool. Urban theorists such as Richard Florida have indicated that cities with high levels of tolerance, often expressed by the presence and satisfaction levels of the local LGBTQ population, are more likely…

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Historically the street was a place to meet and interact with our neighbours. They were the places where we celebrated our victories, and shared our collective losses. Streets helped to define a city’s culture and identity, and shaped how they grew. If streets shape neighbourhoods then our mode of transportation…

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Thomas Wolfe said “Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs,” but sometimes, in order to move that belief into action, you need a sign. In London, according to the Cultural Prosperity Plan, in 2011 $540 million dollars was added to our local GDP because of Culture. On…

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  There is one thing every person who lives in London has in common and that’s that we all chose to live in London. That we are Londoners. This is the one thing that unites across lines of race, gender, religion, political belief, and wealth, and is critical to who…

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This week, London’s new City Council took their oaths of office and in the air of the London Convention Centre there was a palpable sense of optimism about the openness of this Council, and more importantly the spirit of cooperation these Councillors have all adopted for the next four years….

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Our Board of Directors wanted to share with you why they think it is important to vote today in our municipal election. We hope you think it’s important as well. Elaine Gamble – Corporate Communications, Fanshawe College  “I vote because I want my voice to be counted and because I…

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The current system is failing London voters. London voters who, frankly, deserve a better system. London voters need a system that will force politicians to choose different campaign strategies; a system where every vote counts for everybody; and, a system that better represents what the actual electorate wants. A viable…

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