A session dedicated to looking at the fundamentals of good housing design; considering the needs of residents and communities as well as the delivery of schemes. We will also carry out a Building for Life 12 assessment and visit the scheme in person.
- How to secure design quality through planning and delivery – Peter Maxwell, LLDC
- Housing typologies,: focus on mid rise – Chris Fellner, Haworth Tompkins
- Housing typologies :designing homes for tight sites – Phil Hamilton, Peter Barber Architects
Tall Buildings and Urban Climate Site Visit
London’s tall buildings are often designed in isolation, with little thought of how they will affect the surrounding environment. Join us for an urban climate walking tour in City of London with Dr Julie Futcher as we look at how tall building designs can affect the urban climate.
Cost Conscious Street Design
Join us as industry experts identify and unpack the relative costs of different design approaches, street furniture and highway construction.
Building Affordable Homes Network
For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
Green space: Co-designing with Communities
Industry specialists will share their tried and tested community engagement strategies as we learn about small community projects and meanwhile schemes and how to work in partnership. Nicole Collomb and George Warren from the GLA will highlight funding opportunities and accessing funding. In the afternoon we will visit a couple of exemplar gardens to see community partnership schemes in action.
Where does responsibility lie for the materials we use and how can we reduce our energy use? How can built environment professions contribute meaningfully; improving policies and making a healthier city for the future? Join us to discuss our role in addressing the climate crisis with Eco Building specialist and former Professor of Architecture, Dr Tom Woolley and award winning co-founder of Sustainable by Design and Green Construction Board, Lynne Sullivan.
The Changing Role of the London Street
A conversation with Simon Jenkins, renowned author and journalist, on the role of our streets and how they should be managed and changed. We will also hear from UCL Professor, Peter Jones, about the financial flow and how to monitor and measure the success of our streets, including an update on GLA’s Public London Charter research project.
Design Review Masterclass: Chairing & Report Writing
Fine-tune your design review management skills at chairing and writing reports. With experienced chairs including Amanda Reynolds and Fred Manson, and professional writers Sarah Carmona and Chris Whitehorn, we will discuss the most effective ways of chairing review sessions and how best to write clear and concise summaries of what was said.
Design & the Historic Environment
At this session David McDonald, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, will cover the basics of understanding the terms ‘context’ and ‘significance’ when managing heritage assets to create even better places. After lunch we will visit Walworth Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), to see how the HAZ have championed Walworth’s sense of place and historic character.
Creating Design Codes & Masterplans - Trumpington, Cambridge Site Visit
Join us for a hands-on session on how to prepare and work with masterplans, design codes and other tools to deliver large scale, phased neighbourhoods. We will visit Trumpington and Great Kneighton to look at a wide range of award winning homes guided by David Birkbeck, Design for Homes, and learn from those involved in the process to better understand the use of codes and plans.
Learning from the Recent Past 2
Young Practitioners Network 2
Design Review Conference
This event will be an opportunity to hear from those who bring schemes to design reviews, learning about how they experience the process and their recommendations for improvements.
Design Details for Cycling
Councillors Network 2
Bringing Active Travel to Life
Design, Design Scrutiny & Proactive Planning
Design quality needs proactive planning. At this session we’ll learn about being proactive planners and how to ensure high design quality through planning.
Focus Group 2
Greening the Grey
Safe Streets & Good Placemaking
Practitioners Network 2
The Circular Economy & Design
Good Growth By Design
Understanding Housing Typologies
Greening London: Tools & Data
Design & Transport Infrastructure
Design Review Network
Affordable Homes Network 2
Public Space, Landscape & Street Design
Street Design Conundrums
Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications
Trees, Planning & Development
Understanding Plans & Drawings 2
Focus Group 3
Intensification Debate 2
Green Infrastructure for Air Quality
Designing Liveable Neighbourhoods 2
Design Review Network
Viability & Development Finances
Housing Design 2
Young Practitioners Network 3
Modelling for All Modes
Councillors Network 3
Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications 2
How to Design Biodiversity
Affordable Homes Network 3
Design Details for Cycling 2
Health & Design
Residential Street Design
With mounting pressure to deliver London’s homes in our green suburban areas, we will discuss the ‘New Kind of Suburbia’ with award winning Metropolitan Workshop. In collaboration with leading thinkers, including Max Wakefield from Powering Parks Project, we will look at the research undertaken on how best to manage growth in these areas. After lunch we will look at how CIL can be invested in public spaces, with insight into ‘Planning for urban green space’ with Dr Meredith Whitten.
Green Roofs & Walls
With the expected launch of updated guidance on living roofs and walls in Spring 2019, we will consider the implications for new development proposals.
Achieving Good Design Through Proactive Planning
Hear from our expert speakers on how proactive planning can enable good design and how best to approach this work.
- Mike Lowndes – Director, Turley
- Jason Hawthorne – Director, VuCity
- Richard Wilson – Strategic Lead Regeneration, LB Camden
- Alicia Pivaro – Neighbourhood Planners London
- Tom Selby – Deputy Team Leader, Croydon SPG
Designing Liveable Neighbourhoods
For those interested in learning about the projects developed so far as part of the emerging Liveable Neighbourhood programme, including an in-depth look at best practice tools such as City Planner Tool and Healthy Streets Check. We will also hear from the design teams on delivering key aspects including:
- Delivering cycling infrastructure in the High Street
- Engaging hard to reach groups
- Improving economic vitality in the High Street
- Encouraging behaviour change and dealing with freight
Understanding Plans & Drawings
A session for those who need to understand both the bigger picture and the detail of presented schemes. Looking at the different ways you can visualise projects, from floor planning to construction detailing for facades and landscape plans.
EiP Matters: Transport Strategy & Schemes
Join us for lunch as we discuss the latest issues brought up at the London Plan Examination In Public (EiP), including how the delivery of the new London Plan’s transport policies affect the Mayor’s Good Growth Objectives and debate what it means for your borough and London.
Building Affordable Homes Masterclass: Making the most of Your Site*
A specialist series for local authorities and housing associations involved in delivering and managing affordable homes. At the first event in the series industry experts will share how best to understand a site’s local, social, economic and physical context to help achieve optimum solutions that deliver as many homes of the type and quality you need.
*Please note this series is in addition to our core programme of events and additional fees may apply. You can find more information about the series in the brochure by clicking the link below. If you are interested in attending this series, please send us an email.
Learning from the Recent Past – Stratford Gyratory
A guided site visit by LB Newham to see first-hand how this large and impressive one way removal project is help transforming Stratford’s town centre by prioritising vulnerable road users and making the area more pleasant for everyone.
Tour led by:
- Smitha Sujith – LB Newham
- Murray Woodburn – LB Newham
- Paul Gannon – LB Newham
Spaces to Play
How can we create spaces that motivate play and truly place people at the heart of design? Hear from child-friendly city expert, Dinah Bornat as she set out the challenges boroughs face in achieving a child friendly city. Natalia Krysiak will provide insight about her latest research on play spaces and architects will give their top tips on designing and delivering innovative play spaces.
- Dinah Bornat – ZCD Architects
- Natalia Krysiak – Hayball
Design Review Network
Join us for a discussion on design review’s role in the GLA’s design led approach in managing densities, including how panels can offer support beyond planning applications. We will also hear from Ben van Bruggen, Manager at Auckland’s Urban Design Strategy Team on how their design review panel is managed abroad.
- GLA Update: Matthew Turner – GLA
- Design Review beyond Planning Applications: Phil Jones – Phil Jones Associates
- Design Review in other Countries: Ben van Bruggen – Manager of Auckland’s Urban Design Strategy Team
- Offering Support Beyond Planning Applications: Louise Goodison – Cazenove Architects
Cleaning London's Air - Site Visit
Join us on a site visit to the recently completed public realm schemes in Shoreditch including Rivington Street, Leonards Circus and New Inn Yard. We will discuss the air quality benefits, the ‘ultra-low emission vehicle’ elements, including innovative automatic number plate recognition proposals, will bring to the neighbourhood.
Tour led by:
- Daniel Nelson – LB Hackney
- Luuk van Kessel – LB Hackney
What is Urban Design & Why Does it Matter?
Industry experts will guide us through the key design principles and approaches of successful places and give practical advice about good design, using small site examples that showcase best practice. We will end the day discussing the role of design reviews and how we can best work together to create successful places.
- Rob Cowan – Urban Design Skills
- David Birkbeck – Design for Homes
- Paul Dodd – Urban Design London
- Rachel Jones – Urban Design London
- Kruti Patel – Metropolitan Workshop
Young Practitioners Network: Working in the 21st Century City
What will the future of work look like? Where will it be located? Is work and personal life merging too closely and how will it affect our well-being? Join us for an evening of debate, discussion and drinks as we tackle these questions with fellow inspiring practitioners. This event is an open invite. If you're not a subscribing member, please email us to book your place.
- Ben Channon – Assael Architects & author of Happy by Design
- Clare Bailey – Savills
- Nissa Shahid – Future Cities Catapult
- Philippa Jopp – LB Camden
- Paul O'Brien – Carl Turner Architects
- Justyna Michalik-Minken – Creative Works
- Kieron Stephens – Autor Architects
Location: Karakusevic Carson Architects
Why is intensification a good thing for people and what tensions can it create? How do we manage the tensions to maximise the benefits and minimise negative impact? Come and join us for a morning of debate, workshops and discussion where we unpack the benefits and effects of living and working at higher densities.
- Martin Tedder – Spatial Planning at TfL
- Yolande Barnes – Bartlett Real Estate Institute
- Manisha Patel – PRP & Mayor’s Design Advocate
- David Ogunmuyiwa – Architecture Doing Place & Mayor’s Design Advocate
Delivering Good Design in our Street
With increasing pressure on our streets and roads, how are we transforming the way we manage and understand them to be more inclusive and efficient? This session will investigate the key processes, skills and assessments needed to better balance the diverse needs of everyone who uses our streets.
- Why are our streets so important? – Oli Davey, Urban Movement
- Understanding your Neighbourhood – Andy Martin, Transport for London
- Equality Impact Assessment – Agnes Fletcher, Consultant
- Pedestrian Comfort Guidance – Gordon Webster, Transport for London
- Healthy Streets Check for Designers – Mark Artis, Transport for London
- Design Review – Sue Vincent, Urban Design London