• 17 August 2020

Mark Powers joins NLA Transport & Infrastructure Expert Panel

Waterman is delighted Mark Powers, Technical Director for Transport Planning, has joined the New London Architecture (NLA) Expert Panel for Transport & Infrastructure.

NLA have a vision to bring people together to shape a better city and improve quality of life across London through a better planned, designed and managed built environment as set out in the New London Charter.

Their new series of Expert Panels aims to bring together industry experts from across the NLA membership for a 12-month commitment where they will be able to advise on core programmes, provide thought-leadership on design, development and construction in London, in addition to responding to new policies or consultations.

As part of the Panel, Mark is joined by professionals from both the public and private sectors as they discuss the future movement in London, including mobility and modal share of streets for all users and the impact of transport infrastructure in unlocking growth and accessibility across the capital.

Following the launch of the Mayor of London’s ambitious new plans to transform London’s streets to accommodate new cycle lanes and space for walking, new challenges are also being addressed when responding to social distancing guidelines on public transport.

At Waterman, Mark champions the Transport Futures approach to development and land promotion, including emerging technologies. He has delivered several multi-million-pound public realm and transport infrastructure projects across London and the South-East for local and regional authorities. Prior to Waterman, Mark worked in both the private and public sectors, including Transport for London and LB Enfield where he was involved in the launch of the Congestion Charging Scheme and also represented Enfield on major regeneration and master-planning proposals, including Meridian Water.

He commented; “I’m looking forward to taking part in the Expert Panel discussions of the future movement of the city over the next 12 months. Particularly in times like this, post-lockdown, it has never been more relevant to access, improve and deliver a new shape to our streets in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and promotion of Healthy Streets.”

For further information on the NLA Expert Panels, click here.

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