In a letter to London boroughs and London assembly members, Lord Rogers set out the areas of work that his team proposes to undertake, in partnership with London's public agencies, communities and the private sector. These include:
* Contributing design guidance to the draft London Plan
* Catalysing innovative and intensified development in up to five sites
* Improving London's public realm (from parks and green spaces to street furniture)
* Championing good design in the GLA and functional bodies' own property developments
The details of projects on which Lord Rogers (directing a small Architecture and Urbanism Unit) will be working will be finalised following a series of meetings with London boroughs and other key stakeholders over the next month.
Richard Rogers said:
'The arrival of the GLA and the preparation of the London Plan offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way London looks and works as one of the world's greatest cities. My team will work on projects that can really make a difference, and show what can be achieved, from the metropolitan scale to the neighbourhood.
'I look forward to discussing with London boroughs and other key stakeholders how this small Unit can help to make London a more balanced, liveable and beautiful city.'
Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, said:
'I want Richard Rogers to inspire London with the ideas that made the Urban Task Force Report such an important document. Through working closely with GLA staff, the functional bodies, the boroughs and London's communities, we can make a real difference for our city.'