New London Architecture

What do we need from the next Mayor of London?

Monday 15 March 2021

Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief

Wei Yang

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

Jace Tyrrell

Chief Executive
New West End Company

David Ogunmuyiwa

Partner
ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate

James Stevens

Director for Cities
Home Builders Federation

Despina Katsikakis

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

Ben Derbyshire

Chair
HTA Design and Immediate Past President, RIBA

David Simmonds

Conservative MP
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Joyce Onstad

Liberal Democrat List Candidate
London Assembly

Caroline Russell

London Assembly Member
Green Party

Cllr Georgia Gould

Leader of Camden Council
Chair of London Councils

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

00:00   Welcome from Chair
              Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture 

Peter introduces this collaborative event which ensures that the needs of the built environment industry are being heard.

03:30   Opening statements  
03:30   Dr Wei Yang, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Dr Wei Yang's key ask for the Mayor, is to engage communities and utilise planning as a positive task force to tackled place-based inequality.

07:49   
Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company

Jace discusses the need for the Mayor to make a bold commitment on the climate change emergency and stresses the importance of community engagement. He thinks more work needs to be done to get younger, more diverse citizens involved in planning.

11:49   
David Ogunmuyiwa, Partner, ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate

David believes a design-led approach has become even more essential now that the city has undergone a drastic change. There is now a 'need to be strategically responsive in a number of ways'.

13:54   
James Stevens, Director of Cities, Home Builders Federation

James Stevens focuses his attention on the accommodation go housing needs, he recommends the Mayor preservers with the ideas set out in the New London Plan and highlights the importance in the relationship with the South East to grapple the green belt question.

17:50   
Despina Katsikakis, Junior Vice President, BCO and Executive Partner, Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield

Despina discusses the last year and the impact it has had on the office. She stresses the importance of flexible working and the general resistance and reluctance to use packed trains at peak hours, recommending that the Mayor improves and enhances alternatives methods for transfers, such as, walking and cycling. 

22:12   
Ben Derbyshire, Chair, HTA Design LLP and Immediate Past President, RIBA

Ben Derbyshire states that the Mayor should play host to an 'urban expo', which promotes the best ideas for a post pandemic London in terms of affordable housing and an accessible biodiverse public realm. 
 
27:20   Responses 
29:30   David Simmonds, Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey
36:59   Joyce Onstad, Liberal Democrat List Candidate, London Assembly, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Luisa Porritt
43:41   
Caroline Russell, Candidate for London North East, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Siân Berry
50:47   
Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council and Chair of London Councils, on behalf of London Mayor Sadiq Khan
 
56:49   Panel discussion and Q&A
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Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief

Wei Yang

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

Jace Tyrrell

Chief Executive
New West End Company

David Ogunmuyiwa

Partner
ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate

James Stevens

Director for Cities
Home Builders Federation

Despina Katsikakis

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

Ben Derbyshire

Chair
HTA Design and Immediate Past President, RIBA

David Simmonds

Conservative MP
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Joyce Onstad

Liberal Democrat List Candidate
London Assembly

Caroline Russell

London Assembly Member
Green Party

Cllr Georgia Gould

Leader of Camden Council
Chair of London Councils


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