LOCAL LONDON BLOGS

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 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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