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So that happened In the recent Community Profile Report by the City of London Planning Dept. the information presented pointed to a number of issues and opportunities in London. Emerging Leaders has spoken on the economic and community issues facing London a number of times, but the four points that…

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Holly was commissioned by Emerging Leader to create a poem about London. She brilliantly created this Love Letter to London I want to write an apology letter to the world a carefully crafted confessional note saying that though I am aware there are beautiful cities blanketing the globe there is one…

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On September 3rd, the day after city council votes on the current Fanshawe/Kingsmills proposal  Emerging Leaders invite you to join us at the Arts Project and engage in a conversation.. Our ability as a community to work together and create a dynamic London has been tested by a troubling division at…

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Re: Fanshawe College expansion in Downtown London Dear Mayor Baechler and London City Councillors, London has experienced a renaissance in its downtown within the last decade. From the Covent Garden Market, to the Central Library, to Budweiser Gardens, London has made strategic investments in its core that have not only…

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In the debates about the proposed Fanshawe College expansion to the Kingsmills building downtown, and the request for more money from The City of London, much has been made whether we as a city should be spending money on this kind of project. Does it have any value for us…

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By Jess Muller, Researcher, Emerging Leaders The City of London is estimated to grow by 77,000 people over the next 20 years. This means that the city will need to grow in a sustainable way to support the increase in population. Growth must be cost efficient. The growth of undeveloped…

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Photo by Ward Three Candidate Mohamed Salih Emerging Leaders has been working hard over the last month and a half to encourage people to register to vote. Maybe you’ve seen our voting cards, or our staff out at local festivals, or taken our survey, or attended our London Plan candidate meeting…

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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 in, and in…

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