Policy chief commits to engaging residents in Destination City programme

The City Corporation has now posted on Youtube a recording of the City Question Time event held with residents earlier this month. I asked about Destination City and Bartholomew Fair – in particular what wider plans beyond the Fair there were for the programme, how to carry forward the promised proposals for better wayfinding, and … Continue reading “Policy chief commits to engaging residents in Destination City programme”

Discussing what planning can do for Destination City

This evening’s City of London workshop on Destination City was well-worth attending – even though it turned out that it wasn’t much about Destination City. It was about a Plan. I should have paid more attention to the invitation page, which was clearly headed City Plan 2040 engagement programme. It said that workshops would run … Continue reading “Discussing what planning can do for Destination City”

Destination City workshop can explore benefits for Square Mile residents

There’s a chance for residents as well as businesses to find out more tomorrow about the City of London’s top priority programme, Destination City, and to offer some ideas on how it may make the Square Mile a better place to live as well as work and visit. Earlier posts here. The £2.5 million annual … Continue reading “Destination City workshop can explore benefits for Square Mile residents”

City launches its destination brand and website

Update June 20: the City issued a release highlighting the new website and listing Top 40 Things to Do in the birthplace of the capital. See end of post for more. The City Corporation has launched the brand and website for its Destination City programme, aimed at attracting more visitors and their spending. Previous Destination … Continue reading “City launches its destination brand and website”

Why I think the first Neighbourhood Forum for the City is a good idea

Update: the City Corporation’s Planning and Transportation committee voted unanimously to approve the Neighbourhood Forum. Comments on the proposed Neighbourhood Forum in the north west of the City are due in by June 21. I’ve previously written about being in two minds over the proposal that covers the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates. If the … Continue reading “Why I think the first Neighbourhood Forum for the City is a good idea”

Will a vision for future Fleet Street help counter WFH?

At yesterday’s Farringdon Within Ward public meeting City Corporation Member Eamonn Mullally helpfully handed out the latest report from Fleet Street Quarter, the local Business Improvement District. It has a clear and inspiring vision for the future, if you take a property perspective, which is its focus. The report “reveals how a ground-breaking development pipeline … Continue reading “Will a vision for future Fleet Street help counter WFH?”