Time to pick up the PACE

Since 2012, I have had the privilege to work on the City of London’s Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE), including serving two terms as chair. The committee provides input, advice, and makes recommendations to City Council on environmental matters such as waste diversion, climate change, water quality, and impacts on…

Budget boost for buses

This week, the London Transit Commission asked the city for a boost to its annual budget. This is a needed investment, with nearly two thirds of the increase going directly to expanding service for transit riders. I know there are some who will question any increase in city spending, and especially…

The need to feed

In my last post I talked about London’s thriving biotechnology sector. Now, I’d like to talk about one of London’s other economic strengths, and arguably a more widely recognized one – agriculture and food production. London is geographically blessed in just about every way that matters to the food supply chain. When…

More than just child’s play

I've been asked frequently during this campaign about how to get more Londoners working. Previously, I shared my thoughts about supporting small businesses and start-ups so that more people are able to create meaningful work for themselves. Another important way to help is to remove barriers that prevent people from seeking…