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James Rayner

Director - Broadway Malyan Holdings Ltd


With over 20 years of worldwide experience in the design and urban-planning of complex developments, James leads Broadway Malyan’s Urbanism & Master Planning team. Based in the London studio, James has worked across a full range of sectors and scales right across the globe – from Canada to China, Angola to Abu Dhabi. He was invited to join the Broadway Malyan Holdings Ltd board as a director in 2014.

A chartered urban planner and landscape designer, James’ passion and knowledge lies in developing successful urban planning and urban design strategies and concepts for major projects, with a particular emphasis on the delivery of long lasting value, sustainable, liveable and integrated cities and communities.

A skilled professional, who enjoys working closely with clients to drive successful solutions and with proven experience leading multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of complex projects, James deals with all aspects of client and stakeholder management as well as managing internal and external consultant teams.

James has led award-winning projects, such as North Yas New Town in Abu Dhabi, East Village in Calgary, Canada and Luanda City, Angola – a strategic, forward thinking comprehensive city plan for Africa’s fourth largest city.

“In a rapidly urbanising world, the influence of key cities, not nations becomes key. In this context, masterplanning has great potential to positively shape the future.”

Recent Activity

Dar es Salaam Strategic Framework

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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

10th June 2019


Integrated transport and development strategy changing the shape of Dar es Salaam

11th October 2017


Think Tank launch new transit orientated communities initiative

25th June 2018