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Tue 10/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Join us for an essential update on tall building policies in the emerging London Plan.  We will look at considering if locations are suitable, or not, for tall buildings and work through assessment criteria to apply to individual proposals in different locations across London.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand how Mayor of London’s strategic tall buildings policies are changing
  • Know more about the evaluation of visual, functional and environmental impacts of tall buildings both individually and cumulative
  • Recognise different tall building typologies and design approaches

Time: Full Day

Thu 12/09/19
Endeavour Square
Related Events: Planning Streets

Day one of this two-part practical course will provide you with in-depth training on designing and delivering healthy streets for cyclists, focusing on design parameters, degree of separation and how to apply the new Cycle Route Quality Criteria. The session is led by our experts; Phil Jones (PJA), Lucy Marstrand (Project Centre) and Gordon Webster (TfL). In the afternoon we will hit the streets to explore the recently completed Cycleways.
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply the design parameters that shape good cycle schemes
  • Learn how to determine the degree of separation between cyclists and other road users
  • Hear about applying the new Cycle Route Quality Criteria
 

Time: Full Day

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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.

 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: 9.00-13.00

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Tue 24/09/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Planning Urbandesignbasics

How can we design to ensure communities and their diverse needs are placed at the centre of the design and management of spaces, streets and buildings? How do we create a city that we can all confidently access and enjoy? At this session practitioners will share inspiring case studies that celebrate diversity and learn how to tackle potential obstacles and make buildings and spaces accessible for all.
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognise why inclusion is important for us all
  • Be better able to put yourself in the shoes of all users and design accordingly
  • Understand how to make places, spaces and buildings more inclusive
 

Time: Morning

Wed 25/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

This session is specifically tailored for panel members and chairs to hear about new design and quality related policies in the emerging London Plan and discuss how to apply them at design reviews.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand which emerging London plan policies may be relevant when reviewing schemes
  • Learn what the policies say about design review as part of our planning system

Time: 9.30-13.00

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Thu 03/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: 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.


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Thu 24/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Exploring how we can be more economically and environmentally sustainable through innovative design solutions and re-using resources.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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Tue 19/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Planning

Looking at how to assess, monitor and compare development proposals and implications for small site development in neighbourhoods.

Time: 9.00-13.00

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Wed 15/01/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Considering the various ways you can visually represent a scheme and how to assess projects that use different drawing styles.

Time: Full day

Thu 16/01/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Looking at the new London Plan policies on tall buildings and how we assess them, considering pedestrian comfort and environmental impact.

Tue 28/01/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Looking at the challenges and opportunities for different parts of the city to deliver higher density - from inner to outer boroughs.

Tue 11/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Investigating recent policy and funding changes and looking at how these will impact borrowing potential and scheme viability.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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Thu 05/03/20
Endeavour Square
Related Events: Planning Housing

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

Wed 11/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Specifically for panel members and chairs to learn about new design and quality related policies and how to apply them at design reviews.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Tue 26/05/20
Related Events: Planning

A practical workshop on viability testing: assessing values, affordable homes, public realm and other contributions within any development.

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Thu 01/08/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Planning Streets


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.

(Full day)


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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.


(Full Day)

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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

Wed 17/07/19
Endeavour Square
Related Events: Planning

Fine-tune your design review management skills at chairing and writing reports. With experienced chairs including Amanda Reynolds, Gillian Horn 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.

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.


(Morning)

Past Event

Thu 06/06/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Hear from our expert speakers on how proactive planning can enable good design and how best to approach this work.

Speakers include:

  • 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

(Morning)

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