Arup has appointed urbanist Marc Lane as an associate to its Sydney office.

Mr Lane is the former principal urban design advisor for Transport for London, where he engaged with urban design, policy development, transport planning and project delivery.

“Marc’s experience on innovative proposals ranges from precinct interchanges, underground extensions and the urban integration of road tunnel portals on projects including Oxford Circus, Old Street and Colliers Wood,” an Arup statement said. 

“Most recently he developed the strategic case for transformation of Oxford Street in London, one of the world’s premier shopping streets, to the benefit of pedestrians and the public realm.”

Prior to Transport for London, Mr Lane was an associate director at Urbis.

“With so many strong transport and place-shaping proposals coming forward, Sydney is on the threshold of a once-in-a-generation transformation, on par with the grand projects of the 1909 Royal Commission, or the 1971 City of Sydney Strategic Plan,” he said.