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What do we need from the next Mayor of London?

March 11, 2021 @ 16:00 17:30 GMT

Webinar – online via Zoom

The Academy is has partnered with a number of built environment organisations in this forthcoming discussion on what London needs from its next Mayor.

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?

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?

SPEAKERS

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
More speakers to be announced shortly 

17:00    Panel discussion and Q&A

17:30    Close