urban design and architecture

DfL website

I collated, wrote and edited project summaries for Design for London's website, which you can view here.

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.

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.

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.

Design for London brochure

I wrote the launch brochure for Design for London, the `Mayor of London's new merged architecture and urbanism team (and successor to the Architecture and Urbanism Unit that I managed). Read it here.

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.

London Thames Gateway Prospectus

The Mayor of London launched this document, setting out his approach to delivering London Thames Gateway development, in autumn 2007. I drafted the document, which you can look at here.

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.

Exhibition text

Writing and editing project descriptions for Richard Rogers + Architects retrospective at the Pompidou Centre and Design Museum.

Masterplanning advice

I worked with Navigant in advising on the brief, selection process and shortlist for a major Middle Eastern masterplanning exercise.