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Sadie Morgan urges collaboration

We were delighted to have Professor Sadie Morgan speaking at our Future Cities Forum held at Royal Arsenal Woolwich today, and joining the first panel discussion with BexleyCo, London City Airport and KPMG.

Sadie explained that when she founded dRMM Architects with Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh, they set out to create architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful, bound by an aspiration to make things better.

She has continued to advocate the need to broaden the discussion of the quality of our built environment throughout her roles as independent chair of design panel at HS2, as a national infrastructure commissioner, deputy chair of the Thames Estuary Growth Commission and as a Mayor of London's design adviser.

'We have to build in resilience and sustainability, so that we are building a future for our children and our children's children. But we need to look ahead and plan for it, and not just lead, but also collaborate across boundaries to create more ambitious visions for communities that not only deliver prosperity, and growth, but also become vibrant places where people want to live and work', she said.

'Good design means following in the footsteps of and learning the lessons from the great Victorian urban planners and the visionaries behind the twentieth century garden cities movement. It means thinking about how great infrastructure can truly shape a town, a city or even a whole country in a way that makes people feel proud to live and work there.'

Watch out in our future blogs for video content of Sadie's speech at our November forum.

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