GLA Transition (slight return)

Following Boris Johnson's election as Mayor of London in May 2008, I was asked to advise the Transition Team on management arrangements and corporate structures for the change in administration.

Urban Age advisor

Since early 2008, I have been an advisor to the LSE's Urban Age programme, an interdisciplinary international conference on urban development. Specific commissions have included preparing policy papers on public private partnerships, and writing the Urban Age India and Urban Age South America summary reports.

Representing the people

I undertook fieldwork and contributed to drafting this ‘management paper’ on the role of councillors in local government.

GLA Transition

Working as part of a small team, I set up the Mayor’s Office (systems, relationships etc) and was retained to work there for the year following Ken Livingstone’s election.

London Riverside Urban Strategy

I developed policy options for and wrote this joint planning framework, which brought the plans for Barking Reach together with a strategy for change in the surrounding areas.

Thames Gateway Development Framework

I led the development of a partnership between central, regional and local government, and wrote this strategy (London Thames Gateway Development and Investment Framework, to give it its proper title) for phasing and managing new development in East London.

London 2012 Transition

I led a small team, setting up transitional and long-term arrangements for the establishment of London 2012, including accommodation search, appointment of headhunters, and development of interim funding and accountability mechanisms.

Have your say

While working at the ODA, I led a programme of local cnsultation on planning applications. I managed the consultants, helped them to write content and participated in public meetings.

London Plan and sub-regions

I assisted CLP, a public-private partnership comprising central London areas, in responding to the further alterations to the London Plan, and considering ways that the organisation could adapt to the proposed changes (now adopted) for re-arranging London's sub-regional structure.

High Street 2012

Working jointly for the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham, I developed a vision and a prospectus proposing ways of upgrading the A11, which links central London to London's Olympic Park, so that the 2012 Games could make a real difference to the lives of east London residents. My draft prospectus is here. Urban design consultants are now being commissioned to take the vision forward.

Royal Docks Management Authority

I have been working with RoDMA, who manage the Royal Docks in east London, to develop a compendium of organisational procedures, and to brief and select consultants to help RoDMA to adapt to the rapid pace of change within the Royal Docks

After the Games/Legacy Now

I worked with regional and local government to agree the process for master-planning the legacy of London’s Olympic Park, advised on the brief for a masterplanning team, and prepared the Legacy Now document to set out partners' agreed vision. The document can be downloaded (in three pieces) from the LDA's legacy website here.