Peter Murray

 

This year’s Society events on planning have been curated by Colin Wilson, Strategic Planning Manager for the GLA (currently on secondment to Southwark Council). On  March 6th, London Society members met at the offices of Allies and Morrison to hear him explore the implications of the new London Plan, which will guide metropolitan development over the next 20 years. Jamie Jensen reports.

For a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing London over the next 20 years, the Bankside home of architects Allies and Morrison was a fortuitous location: in the past 20 years, with the addition of the Millennium Bridge and Blackfriars Thameslink station, the revival of Borough Market and the opening of the Tate Modern art museum, the surrounding area has been utterly transformed. Thanks to huge public and private investment, Bankside is in many ways a case study of successful long-term urban regeneration.

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