Sadie Morgan joined Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as he launched his Good Growth by Design vision for the future of London.
In a major speech at the London School of Economics, he cited I.M.Pei, saying, our buildings are a reflection of society, together they shape how we work and live, and where we integrate in London.
Following his speech, a panel of built environment experts responded to his vision. Chaired by Professor Tony Travers, the group included Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Sadie Morgan, and Jackie Sadek.
dRMM founding director, Sadie Morgan said: “For me, London is the greatest city in the world, but it will only prosper if it is fit for the next century and beyond. With pressure on the world’s natural resources increasing, architects and designers can help government create a future that is sustainable and which encourages the next generation to flourish and prosper; a beautiful city whose residents are housed well and safely, in which travel is accessible and affordable, the air is clean, and where the public realm is truly for the public good. I have spent my professional career advocating the importance of good design.
I’m absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of the Mayor’s Design Advocates, and will continue to make the case that people and place should be at the forefront of our thinking when designing our built environment.”
Sadie was recently named New Londoner of the Year by New London Architecture (NLA) for her work championing design at the highest political level.
To support the Mayor’s ambitions and ensure development across London is high-quality, inclusive and sustainable, 50 Design Advocates will work with City Hall and councils on the programme. The advocates – half who are women and a quarter who are BAME – include celebrated architects Sir David Adjaye OBE and Sadie Morgan, as well as influential designer Wayne Hemingway MBE.
A copy of the Good Growth By Design booklet is available to download:‘Good Growth By Design’ (pdf)
View a summary of this event in tweets via Storify: Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London
A podcast of this event is available to download: Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London