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 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.

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.

DfL website

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Representing the people

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