TALK | How to plan London
event Tuesday, 6 March 2018
access_time 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
location_on Allies and Morrison, 85 Southwark St, SE1 0HX
Take part in the conversation as Colin Wilson, Strategic Planning Manager for the Greater London Authority explores how London should be preparing for its population growth that is set to reach 11 Million by 2040.
Most plans are policy statements rather than giving an idea of what the city will be like. To engage the widest audience including politicians at all levels, residential, business communities and the development industry in a meaningful debate you need some idea of what and how much will go where and when. Patterns of spatial development need to be identified and the relationships between areas should be explained. A simple list of areas along growth corridors provides the ingredients, but without the recipe you are never going to get the buy in to cook anything up!
... Colin Wilson is a planner and urban designer with 27 years experience of working in London. Colin lead the GLA Development and Projects Team, responsible for the Mayors Opportunity Area Planning Frameworks, including the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea OAPF. Colin is currently seconded to Southwark to lead the regeneration of Old Kent Road, to deliver 20,000 homes, 10,000 jobs and the Bakerloo Line Extension.