writing

DfL website

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.