A London of villages?

I proposed this to lcc agm last year. "That all London Boroughs  and both the GLA and TfL map London into villages (Waltham forest model) with clear definitions of the purposes of areas and streets. That all primarily residential areas (the vast majority of London) shall have 8 mph speed limits and access is only … Continue reading A London of villages?

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Holistic Government

Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. … Continue reading Holistic Government

Mapping properly

https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/mapping-disability/ The above link is to something I wrote when I was the Director of Redbridge Disability Association, a Disabled Persons' Organisation, that summarises my thinking. Below is something I have just received from Waltham Forest, the parts about highway law and parking and their equality assessment are of note. http://www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Hoe-Street-and-Wood-Street-post-consultation-report.pdf Disability equality is still … Continue reading Mapping properly

Personal Submission to House of Lord’s Select Committee on Equality and Disability

1.        Executive Summary, Recommendations and Questions for the Select Committee I welcome this opportunity to provide comments to the House of Lords Select Committee into the Equality Act 2010 and disability. This submission is focusing on transport and related issues. These are personal comments. Details of my background and experience are here. https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/about/ Clive Durdle … Continue reading Personal Submission to House of Lord’s Select Committee on Equality and Disability

Credit Creation

  The most important feature of banks: credit creation (Extracted from: New Paradigm in Macroeconomics, Richard Werner*, Palgrave Macmillan,2005; pp. 174-180) http://leconomistamascherato.blogspot.com/2010/04/most-important-feature-of-banks-credit.html Many economics textbooks that mention banks still acknowledge that they can 'create credit'. However, it appears that the original meaning of this expression has been lost.Those textbooks and authors that mention the words … Continue reading Credit Creation