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Thu 05/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

Looking at the new London Plan's policies, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.

Time: Morning

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Thu 13/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

An introductory session looking at the fundamentals of good housing design; considering the needs of residents and communities as well as the delivery of schemes.

Speakers to include:

  • David Birbenk, DfH
  • Susan May, UDL
  • Paul Karakusevic, KCA
  • Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein

Kindly sponsored by Barratts London

Time: Full Day

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Wed 05/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Housing Network

An ideal opportunity for anyone who is, or will be, involved in estate regeneration ballots to hear from others who have managed ballots or are organising them now and discuss ideas, concerns and experiences.

We will be looking in particular at:

  • Pike Close Estate, Bromley - Eleni Stathi HTA
  • South Kilburn Estate, Brent - MatthewJacobs and David Gladwin, LB Brent
  • Westhorpe Gardens and Mills Grove Estates, Barnet - Abraham Laker, RPS and Mohammed Habib  Metropolitan Thames Valley
  • Building up to a ballot – St Raphael’s Estate Brent - Madeleine Lundholm KCA
  • Lessons from a Community Trust ballot - Mellis Haward, Archio

This session is only open to our Building Homes Network members

Kindly sponsored by Brick by Brick

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Tue 10/12/19
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

This session is aimed at delegates relatively new to the profession. We will identify what information is required at what stage of the application process, what level of information to ask for and top tips for designing in quality.

Agenda includes:

  • Introduction to Urban Design – Esther Kurland, UDL
  • Assessing Applications – Rachel Jones, UDL
  • How Boroughs Design in Quality – Ed Jarvis (LB Camden), Rachel Hearne (LB Havering) & Kathy MacEwen (UDL)
  • Mock Design Review


Time: Morning

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Tue 12/11/19
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

This session will look at tenant needs and the specific design considerations to keep in mind when designing homes to be rented, sold outright and everything in between. We will consider the specific challenges of bulding affordable homes within a mixed tenue scheme, how to balance commercial and community objetives and resolve potential conflicts, while delivering well designed public and shared spaces.

Agenda Includes:
    David Birkbeck, Design for Homes
    Dinah Bornat, ZCD Architects

This session is only open to our Building Homes Network members

Time: Morning

Past Event

Thu 07/11/19
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

Learning about a range of housing types and layouts such as linear urban blocks and age friendly housing.

Agenda Includes:
    Alex Ely, Mae architects
    Nelson Carvalho, Alison Brooks Architects
    Anne-Marie Nicholson, PRP
    Abigail Batchelor, Karakusevic Carson Architects

Time: Morning

Past Event

Thu 19/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

At this session we will take closer look at procuring, managing and delivering good design. Industry experts will share their best practice advice on writing a good brief and how to manage the procurement process for masterplans, architectural and other design work, as well as checking and controlling design quality through a project’s lifecycle.

 Agenda includes:

  • Writing a good brief – Russell Curtis (RCKa)
  • Procurement process - Jed Young (LB Islington)
  • Panel Discussion from Chloe Phelps (BrickxBrick), James Molloson (LB Hackney), Susan May (Clarion Housing Group), Osama Shoush (LB Lewisham), Roy Macpepple (NHPDC)

 Learning outcomes

  • Understand what makes a good brief
  • Learn how to avoid pitfalls when managing procurement
  • Hear how to efficiently evaluate and monitor designs

Time: 9.15-13.30

This session is only open to our Building Homes Network members. For more information email info@urbandesignlondon.com

Past Event

Tue 23/07/19
Related Events: Planning Housing

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.


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Thu 18/07/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

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.

Past Event

Thu 04/07/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

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.


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