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James Rayner

Practice Principal / Head of Masterplanning & Urban Design


James is a highly experienced urban planner and landscape architect who leads Broadway Malyan’s global team of urbanism experts.

James’s knowledge and passion lies in developing urban planning and urban design strategies for major projects with an emphasis on the delivery of sustainable, liveable, transit oriented integrated cities and communities.

With more than 25 years of global masterplanning and urban regeneration experience, James has led a series of award-winning projects including Yas Island New Towns in Abu Dhabi to the transformational East Village project in the Canadian city of Calgary.

James is a regular speaker and voice for sustainable and inclusive development and is a regular collaborator with the World Bank on issues around compact city growth and transit oriented masterplanning.

Recent Activity

Dar es Salaam Strategic Framework

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Jubail Island - Sustainable ‘village’ project launched in Abu Dhabi

10th June 2019


Snow Hill

Birmingham, UK


Broadway Malyan commissioned to develop fresh vision for historic estate

12th July 2018