Sam Richards is Head of Urban Integration at Crossrail, a post he has held since 2008. In this role he has led and managed the largest programme of urban realm improvements associated with an infrastructure project in this country: designs have been produced for 31 stations as part of a £130m programme. Previously Sam worked for Transport for London as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner and as Head of Land Use Planning, for London Underground on the Jubilee Line Extension, and for the Local Government Association as a policy adviser on planning and transport. He started his career as a town planner working for London Boroughs. Sam is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is a member of the HS2 Design Review Panel. He is a regular conference speaker.
Places and Spaces: Crossrail’s Urban Integration Project
Crossrail has taken an ambitious approach to designing spaces outside its station. A Memorandum of Understanding was agreed which sets out a partne...