policy and development

Urban Transport Infrastructure

I formed part of a team researching what makes big urban transport projects succeed or fail, in their project development, planning, procurement and delivery. The report was commissioned by KPMG as a ‘think-piece’, and can be read here.

Treasurehouse and Powerhouse

Working with Tony Travers from LSE, I prepared a report assessing the social and economic impact of the Natural History Museum, addressing tourism, international debate, internet and media presence, as well as operational comparisons with domestic and international peers. The report is here.

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.

Future Waltham Forest

Working with Jonathan Rosenberg, I prepared a spatial strategy for this borough, proposing ideas for how it could improve its public realm, make the most of its housing stock, and overcome the barrier posed by the Lea Valley. You can download the draft report here.

A Life's Work

I designed and led this two-year research project on economic regeneration for the Audit Commission, and wrote the final report.

Urban policy advice

I helped Communities and Local Government, the government department leading on urban policy, to prepare a progress report on urban renaissance, and a response to other recent assessments.

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.

London Housing Strategy

I wrote the investment plan section of this document, setting out how the Mayor of London would use new powers to commission the housing the London needs. The draft is available for download here.

Exhibition Road

I worked with Tony Travers of the London School of Economics and Political Science to assess the potential economic impact of this public realm improvement project, and contributed survey data and international case studies to a report for key opinion-formers.

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

London 2012 Sustainability Plan

I worked with London 2012 partners and stakeholders to draft this plan, which set out the 'sustainability' stall for the London 2012 project. You can download it here, and there's a 2008 update (also put together by me) here.