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.
00:00 Welcome from Chair
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.
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