Competition: Mayor’s design advocates, London

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The mayor of London is recruiting built environment professionals for a new 30-strong design advocacy panel The three year contract calls on ‘London’s top design talent’ – including built environment professionals and members of the built environment media – to assist the mayor in delivering his ‘City for All Londoners’ vision.

Those chosen for the panel will take responsibility for setting and maintaining high standards in urban design, building urban design capacity and improving procurement across the capital. The 30 advocates will also champion ‘Good Growth’ – defined as development that is socially, environmentally and economically inclusive – by encouraging high quality design and construction.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: ‘As London grows, it’s an enormous challenge to ensure the city responds to the needs of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits here. The architecture and design sector has crucial role to play in responding to the pressures of growth – as do every one of London’s neighbourhoods and diverse communities, each of which need to be supported through and included in the process of change.

‘I’m calling on London’s top design talent to play their part in shaping good growth in the capital and I’m looking forward to seeing what innovative solutions they can bring to bear on this fantastic city. I also want Londoners from every background to tell me how they think their city should grow and tell me what they think Good Growth should look like.’

The design advocacy panel – unlike ADUP2 – will cover strategy relating to urban design, design capacity, sustainable development and procurement reform without any direct commissions for the participants.


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