Lisa Taylor

Future of London Conference 6th November 2014 (low res)-350Lisa Taylor

Chief Executive

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With an extensive background in project management, communications and stakeholder relations, Lisa has led Future of London since 2013. She leads on governance, external affairs, facilitation and the Leaders Plus masterclass series; serves as project director on complex programmes; and contributes writing, editing and creative input to ongoing work.

Lisa’s planning and urbanism experience prior to Future of London includes working on business development and projects for best-practice network Sustainable Homes, researching transport mega-projects for UCL’s Omega Centre, and writing a dissertation on retrofitting London’s heritage buildings, as well as a UCL Environment Centre report on Heritage and Climate Change. In the US, she was a county travel council trustee and facilitated county masterplanning sessions; in Canada, she was an active member of Projet MontrĂ©al, a sustainability party which governs several boroughs.

Outside the planning/regeneration sector, Lisa has worked at director level for companies and non-profits in Canada, the US, England and Germany, and has delivered complex logistics, film and TV productions, government negotiations and community relations around the world. Projects have ranged from multi-million-pound worldwide expeditions through intercultural training for German systems engineers to engaging Utah ranchers in environmental education.

Named one of The Planner magazine’s Women of Influence, Lisa has an MSc (Dist) in Sustainable Urbanism from UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning and a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Carleton University in Canada.

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