One of the country’s best known architects has been chosen to advise the mayor of London on how to make the capital’s buildings and open spaces look their best.
Richard Rogers will provide support to Boris Johnson in the regeneration of pockets of the city and on large building projects.
The mayor’s new Design Advisory Panel will also be made up of architect Sunand Prasad, chair of the English Heritage Advisory Committee, Joyce Bridges and joint chief executive of the Argent Group, Roger Madelin.
Lord Rogers said he was "delighted to continue working for London and with the mayor".
As well as the advisory panel, a Design Advisory Forum will also be established made up of experts from a wider variety of fields such as housing, urban design and engineering.
Mr Johnson added: "Great design has been the hallmark our great city from our historic palaces and squares to our modern offices."
He added that in "striving for design excellence" it is important to have a "continuous supply of new ideas and fresh thinking".
Famous projects which Lord Rogers has been involved with in the past include Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.