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Patricia Brown joins London mayor’s design advisory panel

Former Central London Partnership chief executive Patricia Brown has been appointed to London mayor Boris Johnson’s design advisory panel

Brown – who has a background in urban design and previously helped set up business improvement districts in the capital – replaces Tate gallery director Nicholas Serota, who is stepping down owing to other commitments.

She joins Eric Parry, Terry Farrell, former RIBA president Sunand Prasad, English Heritage London advisory committee chair Joyce Bridges, Argent joint chief executive Roger Madelin, Allies and Morrison-Urban Practitioners director Peter Bishop, and Design for London head Mark Brearley on the panel.

The group, chaired by Transport for London deputy chairman Daniel Moylan, advises the mayor on delivering design excellence across London and acts as a sounding board for high-profile and strategic developments across the capital.

Boris Johnson (pictured), said: ‘With the addition of Peter Bishop last year and now Patricia Brown, the design advisory panel is in a unique position to ensure that the most creative thinking can flourish in this great city of ours.

‘I am passionate about good design and architecture and so am extremely pleased that Patricia has joined us in promoting these important ways to shape the capital.

‘I would like to thank Sir Nicholas for making an extraordinary contribution in helping to ensure good design is at the forefront of my strategy for London, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.’

Brown said: ‘London’s magnificent architecture and public realm is among the best in the world. It is vital that we continue to value and build on this legacy, shaping places we can proud of and where people can thrive. I am therefore delighted to join the mayor and colleagues in his drive to achieve this.’

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