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?


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


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

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

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

Jace Tyrell
Chief Executive, New West End Company

James Stevens
Director of Cities, Home Builders Federation

David Ogunmuyiwa
Partner, ArchitectureDoingPlace and Mayor’s Design Advocate


David Simmonds
Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey

Joyce Onstad
Liberal Democrat List Candidate, London Assembly, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Luisa Porritt

Caroline Russell
Candidate for London North East, on behalf of Mayoral candidate Siân Berry

Cllr Georgia Gould
Leader of Camden Council and Chair of London Councils, on behalf of London Mayor Sadiq Khan