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Wed 15/01/20
Palestra
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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
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Looking at the new London Plan policies on tall buildings and how we assess them, considering pedestrian comfort and environmental impact.
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Wed 22/01/20
Palestra
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Looking at the challenges to producing Characterisation Documents - what should they contain and how best to ensure consistency across London's special and places.

Time: Morning

Tue 11/02/20
Palestra
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Investigating recent policy and funding changes and looking at how these will impact borrowing potential and scheme viability.

Time: Morning

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Thu 05/03/20
Endeavour Square
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Looking at the new London Plan's housing targets, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.

Time: Morning

Wed 11/03/20
Palestra
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This session is specifically tailored for panel members and chairs to hear the latest on design and quality related policies in the emerging London Plan and discuss how to apply them at design reviews.

Agenda includes:
    Understanding Capacity for Growth – Steve Dennington (LB Croydon)
    Design Led Approach to Density – Michael Lowndes (Turley)
    Tall Buildings (D8) – TBC
    Housing design (D4) – TBC
    Place/public realm  quality (D7) – Andy Martin (TfL) and Gavin McLaughlin (TfL)
    Delivering Good Design (D2) – panel discussion

Time: Morning
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Wed 20/11/19, 1–4.30pm
55 Broadway
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Thu 24/10/19
Palestra
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In this practical session we examine London Plan Policy S17 Reducing waste and supporting the circular economy, looking at how we can influence and input to the Circular Economy, to make, use and re-use our resources. Join us discussing this economic model with authoritative forerunners who have been promoting the circular economy for decades and have extensive knowledge and expertise to share.

Agenda Includes:
    Tom Wooley, Professor & Author

Time: Morning

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Wed 25/09/19
Palestra
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This session is specifically tailored for those interested in hearing about new design and quality related policies in the emerging London Plan and discuss how to apply them at design reviews.

Agenda Includes:

  • Why we are where we are (overview of the new London Plan design policies) – Richard Katz, Deloitte LLP
  • Understanding Capacity for Growth – Steve Dennington (LB Croydon)
  • Design Led Approach to Density – Michael Lowndes (Turley)
  • Tall Buildings (D8)  – TBC
  • Housing design (D4)  – TBC
  • Place/public realm  quality (D7) – Andy Martin (TfL) and Gavin McLaughlin (TfL)
  • Delivering Good Design (D2) – panel discussion

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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Tue 24/09/19
Endeavour Square
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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

 Speakers:

  • Simone West – TfL Inclusive Design Advisor
  • Andy Martin – TfL Urban Designer
  • Ross Atkins – Access Consultant
  • Julie Fleck – Access Consultant
  • Irene Craik - Levitt Bernstein

Time: 09:15-12:45

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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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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.

 Agenda:

  • Introduction to the tall buildings policy - Esther Kurland, UDL
  • London Boroughs - Sean Doran, LB Hounslow
  • Functional Impact, C2 - Alex Andrews, WSP (TBC)
  • Visual Impact, C1 - Richard Coleman, CityDesigner
  • Environmental Impact, C1 &C,2 - Gerald Maccreanor, Maccreanor Lavington
  • Tools for how to successfully apply the policy - Jason Hawthorn, Vu-City
  • Site Visit, Blackfriars's Circus Tower - First Port, Barratt & Maccreanor Lavington


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: 10:30-16:45

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Thu 01/08/19
55 Broadway
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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.

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Wed 17/07/19
Endeavour Square
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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.

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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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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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