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Bartlett staff and alumni named as Mayor’s Design Advocates

14 July 2017

Members of Bartlett staff, alumni and consultants have been named as part of a 50-strong team that will work with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on the Good Growth by Design programme.


The programme aims to enhance the design of buildings and neighbourhoods for London residents as the capital’s population rises towards 10 million.

As part of Good Growth by Design, the Mayor is calling on London’s architectural, design and built environment professions to help realise his vision of London as a city that is socially and economically inclusive as well as environmentally sustainable.

Members of his team include Daisy Froud, Teaching Fellow at the School of Architecture, Dan Hill, Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, John Dales and Kathryn Firth, tutors on the School of Planning modules, and Roger Hawkins, Founding Partner of Hawkins\Brown - the company that designed 22 Gordon Street and UCL Here East.

Numerous Bartlett alumni also make up the team that will work with City Hall and London councils. They include:

  • Rachel Bagenal, London Borough of Hackney (Estates Regeneration), (MSc Urban Design)
  • Dinah Bornat, ZCD Architects, (MSc Planning and Regeneration)
  • Dipa Joshi, Assael Architecture, (DipArch)
  • Holly Lewis, We Made That, Architecture Foundation trustee, (BSc Architecture, March Architecture)
  • David Ogunmuyiwa, ArchitectureDoingPlace, Central St Martins, University of Portsmouth, (DipArch)

Commenting on the programme, Saidq Khan said: “My vision for London is a city that enables all Londoners to reach their potential, a city that is inclusive and a city where growth brings benefits to communities. 

“London is facing unprecedented population growth and with that comes challenging work, but also amazing opportunities to deliver a city that is socially integrated, sustainable, healthier, safer and with a world class public realm. We must embrace London’s rapid growth with both hands and take this chance to use good architecture and planning to make a real difference to the lives of Londoners. And this is a chance to learn from past mistakes, some of which are still dotted across our city, and blight the lives of the communities that live in them.

“We’ve already seen examples of where good growth can lead to a host of other benefits such as better social integration amongst different communities and generations, and new transport links transforming areas and local economies.

“One of the way I want to apply the principles of Good Growth is to re-balance development in London away from the high-price homes in central London towards more genuinely affordable homes for all Londoners. 

“This is just one of the ways in which Good Growth has the potential to transform London. This programme will ensure we make the most of London’s growth so that every community is able to share in the fruits of development.”

Read the press release on the London Assembly website.