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What do we need from the next Mayor of London?

Talk

Thursday 11 March 2021
16:00 - 17:30

Free

We invite you to join the discussion about the challenges that lie ahead. From pandemic recovery and Brexit to climate change, what tools do we need as an industry in order to tackle these obstacles and ensure a brighter future for London?
This event is in collaboration with RTPI, London Property Alliance, London First, RIBA London, BPF, CIOB, Landscape Institute, Centre for London, Urban Design Group, The London Society, BCO, NWEC, Heart of London, Federation of Master Builders, HBF, NRLA, Urban Design London, Place Alliance, and Academy of Urbanism.

As a collective representing over 100,000 individuals working across the built environment, this coalition of professional bodies assembles an expert panel to discuss what London needs of its next Mayor.

With the revised London Plan finally coming to fruition, what does this mean for the next Mayoral cycle? How do we resolve the tensions between London and central government? How do we join up London and the wider South East?

Industry leaders will provide their ask of the Mayor in this event with discussion around how we implement our proposals. Following the event a letter will be drafted on behalf of this coalition and sent to the Mayor of London in preparation for the 2021 elections.

PROGRAMME

16:00   Welcome from Chair
Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture 
 
16:05    Opening statements 
 
Ben Derbyshire, Chair, HTA Design LLP and Immediate Past President, RIBA
Dr Wei Yang, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) 
Despina Katsikakis, Junior Vice President, BCO and Executive Partner, Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield
Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company 
James Stevens, Director of Cities, Home Builders Federation 
David Ogunmuyiwa, Partner, ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate 
 
16:35    Responses 

David Simmonds, Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey
Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council and Chair of London Councils
Joyce Onstad, Liberal Democrat List Candidate, London Assembly

More speakers to be announced shortly
 
17:00    Panel discussion and Q&A

17:30    Close 
 

Speakers

Despina Katsikakis

Junior Vice President, BCO and Executive Partner, Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield

Jace Tyrrell

Chief Executive, New West End Company

David Ogunmuyiwa

Partner, ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate

Wei Yang

President, Royal Town Planning Institute, and Chairman, Wei Yang and Partners

Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief

Ben Derbyshire

Chair, HTA Design and Immediate Past President, RIBA

James Stevens

Director for Cities, Home Builders Federation

David Simmonds

Conservative MP, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Cllr Georgia Gould

Leader of Camden Council, Chair of London Councils

Joyce Onstad

Liberal Democrat List Candidate, London Assembly


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