Esther Kurland

Director, Urban Design London

Esther has worked in local authorities in policy, development control, design and conservation planning posts for the GLA, the first London Plan and CABE from 2003. She was Director of UDL since 2006 where she has worked to develop and improve UDL’s programme, working closely with core partners; TfL, the GLA, London boroughs and many others to support and encourage good design in the capital. Esther took over as head of TfLs Urban Design Team in 2018. She has also been part of a wide range of Design Review panels, steering groups and advisory committees.