Von Schmalensee appointed Mayor of London design advocate

The CEO of Scandinavia’s largest architectural practice is the latest woman to join.the Mayor of London’s new design advocate forum.

Ahead of its launch in September 2017, Monica Von Schmalensee will join fellow built environment specialists to support Sadiq Khan’s team in delivering ‘good growth by design’.

Von Schmalensee’s White Arkitekter firm has recently delivered the 40,000 seat Tele2 arena and created a new neighbourhood in Stockholm.

She said: “In a political climate where public responsibility is declining, we need, more than ever, to provide public space that strengthens democracy and that is characterised by accessibility and community-building activities. Public space is a foundation for democracy, as well as health and wellbeing, and I would like to further expand the ambition to not just make sure that all Londoners have access to these qualities, but that they should be an integral part of everyday life.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added:“I am delighted to welcome my talented team of Design Advocates who will be working with me to realise my vision for London as an inclusive city where growth brings benefits to communities.” 
“I am proud to have a team around me that is as diverse as the city it will serve. Together, we’ll shape a London where everyone has the chance to live and work in sustainable, well-designed, and inclusive places.”

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