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Duty Officer Update – 25 July 2014

25 July 2014

Overview of My Week

Yesterday the London Resilience Team participated in an Age UK event in Westminster to discuss resilience in London with community members and leaders. The event gave us an opportunity to discuss the arrangements that London has for preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies.

Duty Officer Update - 18 July 2014

18 July 2014

We’ve been learning about some of the various mapping tools that our colleagues within the Greater London Authority (GLA) provide. Our Geographic Information System (GIS) team have done a great job in making these tools user friendly. Take a look if you’re interested in mapping and data.

Keeping up with technology

16 July 2014

The rise of new technology offers some great advantages for responding to emergencies, but it presents some challenges too. In this feature blog post, Matt takes a look at how changes in technology have influenced developments in resilience, and asks you what the future could hold.

Two years on, the Games return to London!

16 July 2014

Kate Hoey MP, the Mayor’s Commissioner for Sport, looks ahead to Sunday’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, a chance to see some of the world’s top athletes for free.

Stephen Tate: developing the Mayor’s Business Energy Challenge

21 July 2014

Over the last year I’ve been working with a number of businesses including Marks and Spencer, Lend Lease, the British Council of Shopping Centres, the British Retail Consortium and the UK Green Building Council to establish the Mayor’s exciting new recognition programme for businesses that cut energy use and CO2 emissions from their properties. 

Matthew Pencharz: a new energy challenge for London’s businesses

21 July 2014

Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor - Environment & Energy to the Mayor of London, introduces the Business Energy Challenge.

Calling all business leaders:

Survey after survey points to London as being the best city in the world to live, work and visit. But we have to work to maintain our premier position and part of that is to ensure we are as resource efficient as we can reasonably be. That means lower cost, more productivity, an improved bottom line and of course reduced carbon emissions.

Duty Officer Update - 11 July 2014

11 July 2014

The British weather is being predictably unpredictable! Read about what we've been up to this week incluidng the launch of a new river level monitoring app, and find out the latest information on preparing for emergencies in London.

Helping young Londoners learn about their city

11 July 2014

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, talks about the new London Curriculum and how we’re improving standards in the capital’s schools.

London was once host to some of the worst schools in the country, with parents moving out of the city to avoid them. Now the story couldn’t be more different. Indeed, over the past decade, London’s schools have become the country’s best.

Helping young Londoners learn about their city

11 July 2014

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, talks about the new London Curriculum and how we’re improving standards in the capital’s schools.

London was once host to some of the worst schools in the country, with parents moving out of the city to avoid them. Now the story couldn’t be more different. Indeed, over the past decade, London’s schools have become the country’s best.

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