Virtuous Cycles

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is your assessment of the concept of virtuous cycles, as discussed in the London Sustainable Development Commission's submission on the Further Alterations to the London Plan?


Answer for Virtuous Cycles

Answer for Virtuous Cycles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The concept of virtuous cycles was a useful input from the London Sustainable Development Commission to the integrated sustainability appraisal, strategic environmental assessment and health impact assessment carried out on the emerging policies of the draft Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP). The Commission has also suggested the concept to inform implementation. Virtuous cycle thinking and closely allied approaches like integrated resource management, as applied in the new Chinese Eco-Cities, could be assessed as tools to apply to development and regeneration schemes in London. I look forward to working with the LSDC on implementing the London Plan.