Mayor's Design Advocates

Sadiq Khan has announced his new programme of "Good Growth by Design" and the appointment of 50 "Design Advocates" for London during a speech at London School of Economics.

As London's population approaches 10 million, the programme is calling for architects and designers to help create a more "socially and economically inclusive" and environmentally sustainable city through its buildings and infrastructure.

Alongside a veritable spectrum of designers, David West has been appointed as one of the Design Advocates to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.

The group also aims to tackle the under-representation of women and minority groups in the design, architecture and construction industries. Half of the Design Advocates are women, and a quarter are black, Asian and minority ethnic.