Mayors Design Advisory Group ‘Good Growth' Breakfast Series

08:30 - 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Over the last two years, members of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group (MDAG), chaired by Daniel Moylan, have been developing the Good Growth Agendas, setting out a series of pragmatic recommendations and guidance for City Hall, industry professionals and the next London Mayor, on how London can deliver a high-quality and socially inclusive environment through ‘good growth’.

London is growing and experts have predicted that there will be at least 10 million people living in the capital by 2030. Birth rates are on the up, Londoners are living longer and are requiring places in which to live that match their active lifestyles. At the same time, more people want to come here, stay here and work here than ever before. The impact on London’s physical form, infrastructure, schools and hospitals will be significant, and this will be a key issue for the next London Mayor to address.

Four strategic papers looking at different aspects of Good Growth and their recommendations will be launched throughout February at a series of NLA breakfast talks.

The first paper, Growing London, addresses the question of what shape a future London will take, where people are going to live, and how we can balance an increase in density with high quality design. Public London examines how London’s streets and public spaces can be designed, managed and delivered to support increasing pressures on movement and recreation. Ageing London examines how we can create a world-class city to grow old in, provide opportunities for increased entrepreneurship and creativity, as London’s residents live longer. The final paper Shaping London explores how the public sector can develop the resource and skills to meet these challenges and deliver better places for Londoners.

Join us for this series of breakfast talks which will discuss the key findings from each paper in turn:

Growing London, 08:30-10:00 Friday 5 February

Click here to download the report.

This keynote session will address what shape a future London will take, where people will live, and how we can balance an increase in density with high quality design. 

Speakers include: Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad | Yolande Barnes, Head of World Research, Savills  | Olly Wainwright, Architecture and design critic, The Guardian | Daniel Moylan, Chair, MDAG | Jeremy Grint, Divisional Director of Regeneration, LB Barking & Dagenham | Richard Powell, Executive Director
, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland | Patricia Brown, Director, Central and Deputy Chair, MDAG (moderator)

View photos from the event via our flickr page here

Public London, 08:30-09:30 Friday 12 February

Click here to download the report.

How can London’s streets and public spaces be designed, managed and delivered to support increasing pressures on movement and recreation? 

Speakers include: Matthew Carmona, Professor of Planning and Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL | Victor Callister, Deputy Director of Architecture and the Built Environment, Design Council CABE | Noel Farrer, President, Landscape institute | Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture | Pam Alexander, Chair, Covent Garden Market Authority | Deborah Saunt, Director, DSDHA | Selina Mason, Board Director, LDA Design (Moderator)

Ageing London, 08:30-09:30 Friday 19 February

Click here to download the report.

As London’s residents live longer, how can we create a world-class city to grow old in and provide opportunities for increased entrepreneurship and creativity?

Speakers include: Jeremy Porteus, Director, Housing Learning and Improvement Network | John Nordon, Design Director, PegasusLife | Irene Craik, Director, Levitt Bernstein | Hank Dittmar, Former Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment | Rachael Saunders, Age at Work Director, Business in the Community | Patricia Brown, Director, Central and Deputy Chair, MDAG (moderator)

Shaping London, 08:30-09:30 Friday 26 February - click here to download the report

This final session will explore how the public sector can develop the resource and skills to meet these challenges and deliver better places for Londoners. 

Speakers include: Jo Negrini, Executive Director – Place, LB Croydon | Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation | Max Farrell, Partner, Farrells | Joyce Bridges, Urban Policy and Planning Advisor | Finn Williams, North-West Area Manager Regeneration, GLA  | Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Moderator)

The papers will be made available at the time of each event.

If you would like a press place please contact Gloria Roberts at Caro Communications

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Pam Alexander, Chair, Covent Garden MArket Authority
Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad
Yolande Barnes, Head of World Research, Savills 
Olly Wainwright, Architecture and design critic, The Guardian 
Matthew Carmona, Professor of Planning and Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Victor Callister, Deputy Director of Architecture and the Built Environment, Design Council CABE
Noel Farrer, President, Landscape institute   
Jeremy Porteous, Director, Housing Learning and Improvement Network 
John Nordon, Design Director, PegasusLife
Irene Craik, Director, Levitt Bernstein
Hank Dittmar, Former Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
Jo Negrini, Executive Director – Place, LB Croydon
Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation           
Max Farrell, Partner, Farrells
Joyce Bridges, Urban Policy and Planning Advisor
Finn Williams, North-West Area Manager Regeneration, GLA 
Daniel Moylan, Chair, MDAG 
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA 
Further speakers to be confirmed

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MDAG proposes new London Place Agency

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The Mayor’s Design Advisory Group is hoping it can help raise the quality of planning in the capital by plugging a skills gap through a new London Place Agency.

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