What do we need from the next Mayor of London?

Thursday 11 March 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30


Photo credit: Richard R Schunemann

The UDG is part of a coalition of professional bodies, representing over 100,000 individuals working across the built environment, collectively assembling an expert panel to discuss what London needs of its next Mayor.

  • With the revised London Plan finally coming to fruition, what does this mean for the next Mayoral cycle?
  • How do we resolve the tensions between London and central government?
  • How do we join up London and the wider South East?

We invite you to join the discussion about the challenges that lie ahead. From pandemic recovery and Brexit to climate change, what tools do we need as an industry in order to tackle these obstacles and ensure a brighter future for London?


Despina Katsikakis
Junior Vice President, BCO and Executive Partner, Global Head of Total Workplace,Cushman & Wakefield

David Ogunmuyiwa
Partner, ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate

James Stevens
Director of Cities, Home Builders Federation

Jace Tyrell
Chief Executive, New West End Company

Dr Wei Yang
President, Royal Town Planning Institute and Chairman, Wei Yang and Partners

Ben Derbyshire
Chair, HTA Design LLP and Immediate Past President, RIBA

Peter Murray
Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture (Chair)