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Cabinet to consider £5.3bn investment opportunity for Havering

Cabinet to consider £5.3bn investment opportunity for Havering

By Zoe Fletcher, London Borough of Havering

Plans for a new £5.3bn inward investment project for East Havering will be reviewed at an upcoming Cabinet meeting.

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Delivering successful partnerships

Delivering successful partnerships

By Jonathan Cornelius, TfL

Jonathan Cornelius, TfL reports from our recent Think Tank which brought together key individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss delivering successful partnerships.

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Opportunity London Investment Summit

Opportunity London Investment Summit

By Jenna Goldberg, Partner and MD of Insight at LCA

The setting, the resplendent Royal Academy was really too fitting for the first annual Opportunity London Investment Summit.

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Opportunity London hits the party conference circuit

Opportunity London hits the party conference circuit

By Paddy Hennessy, Senior Advisor, London Communications Agency

The Opportunity London campaign rolled into Liverpool and Birmingham as party conference season got into full swing – with a pair of well-attended dinners (co-hosted by NLA, LCA and Mishcon de Reya) which attracted top politicians, business leaders and opinion formers.

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Harnessing the Power of Data in London

Harnessing the Power of Data in London

By Ffion Carney, Data Scientist, Atkins

With data playing an increasingly significant role in decision making and strategic planning, London is at the forefront of data innovation. At the heart of this is open data hosted on platforms such as the London Datastore and the Planning London Datahub. This availability of data means that London is in a strong position to not only respond to the challenges currently facing urban areas, but to thrive in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Opportunities for Communities

Opportunities for Communities

By Cllr Darren Rodwell, Deputy Chair & Executive Member for Housing and Planning, London Councils

Of course, as someone who was born and bred here, you would expect me to say there’s nowhere quite like London. But the fact that I believe London really is THE city of opportunity right now goes way beyond any partisan loyalty to my home town.

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How do we deliver Good Growth?

How do we deliver Good Growth?

By Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills

It’s no exaggeration to say that the past two years have been some of the most challenging in our recent history.  The pandemic has been the largest public health crisis in London in living memory and has had profound social and economic impacts.  It has highlighted and exacerbated deep-seated inequalities but also shown once again how resilient London and Londoners are. Our strong foundations remain – such as our legal and regulatory system, our globally-respected higher education institutions, and the quality of our schooling and green spaces – and we continue to be a diverse and dynamic global hub for innovation.

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Greening Greenwich: London Peninsula Showcases Sustainable Investment

Greening Greenwich: London Peninsula Showcases Sustainable Investment

By Matthew Evans, Counsel Planning, Forsters

In 1994, author and entrepreneur John Elkington coined the phrase the “triple bottom line”. With it he introduced the “3Ps”: people, planet, profit. His vision was that in future, organisations would measure success not solely by profit, but also by reference to the positive or negative effects organisations had on society more broadly.

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