The Big Debate 2018: The London Plan



How should we shape the London of the future, creating a high-quality environment where people want to live? How should we plan for major growth, accommodating an increasing population, delivering more and better-quality housing, enhancing green and public places, supporting businesses and providing efficient and sustainable transport to move around the capital, yet protecting London’s rich heritage and existing communities?

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills and James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development and other GLA representatives will be joined by panels of built environment professionals and leading commentators to discuss what the new London Plan means for the future of London.

Up to 1,000 Londoners, including professionals, academics and community representatives will be called to engage through Q&A sessions and regular polls throughout the evening to contribute to the debate.

18:00
Welcome
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture & The London Society and Mayor’s Design Advocate

18:05
Session 1: The London Plan
Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
Sadie Morgan, Co-Founding Director, dRMM Architects and Mayor’s Design Advocate
Yolande Barnes, Director, World Research, Savills
Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets
Michael Meadows, Planning Director, British Land
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture & The London Society and Mayor’s Design Advocate (Chair)

18:50
Session 2: Housing
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
Liz Peace CBE, Chairman, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Ben Derbyshire, President, RIBA and Chair of HTA Design LLP
Jo Negrini, Chief Executive, LB Croydon
Claire Bennie, Director, Municipal and Mayor Design Advocate
Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive, Future of London (Chair)

19:35
Session 3: Assembly Member response
Nicky Gavron, Assembly Member, Labour Party
Caroline Russell, Assembly Member, Green Party
Cllr Adele Morris, Southwark, Liberal Democrat
Andrew Boff, Assembly Member, Conservative Party
Tony Travers, Director, LSE London (Chair)

20.15
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