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A series of events specifically for those involved with building public housing. These sessions provide an opportunity for those working in, or with, home-building local authorities and housing associations, to share ideas, experiences and learn about best practice. To subscribe to our Building Homes network please get in touch.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Book now

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Time: Evening

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

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

Book now

Fri 18/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Come and join us to on a site visit to see the award winning regeneration of the to the iconic Thamesmead estate.
Dr Phil Askew will discuss the challenges and present the long term vision for the estate before we visit the recent urban design and green infrastructure improvements.
Limited places available.


Book now

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Book now

Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Book now

Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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

Book now

Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

(Half Day, afternoon)

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 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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.

Download Event Takeaways

Past Event

Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

A specialist series of events tailored for those involved in Design Review. The sessions provide a chance for practitioners to share ideas, concerns and best practice with panellists and panel managers.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Book now

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Time: Evening

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

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

Book now

Fri 18/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Come and join us to on a site visit to see the award winning regeneration of the to the iconic Thamesmead estate.
Dr Phil Askew will discuss the challenges and present the long term vision for the estate before we visit the recent urban design and green infrastructure improvements.
Limited places available.


Book now

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Book now

Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Book now

Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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

Book now

Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

(Half Day, afternoon)

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 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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.

Download Event Takeaways

Past Event

Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

For all councillors who have an interest in placemaking and design. These focussed briefings include topical presentations and research.  They provide an opportunity for those influencing our built environment to meet, share ideas and discuss best practice.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Book now

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Time: Evening

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

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

Book now

Fri 18/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Come and join us to on a site visit to see the award winning regeneration of the to the iconic Thamesmead estate.
Dr Phil Askew will discuss the challenges and present the long term vision for the estate before we visit the recent urban design and green infrastructure improvements.
Limited places available.


Book now

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Book now

Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Book now

Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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

Book now

Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

(Half Day, afternoon)

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 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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.

Download Event Takeaways

Past Event

Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

For members in the first 10 years of their career our network events offer a chance to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Book now

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Time: Evening

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

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

Book now

Fri 18/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Come and join us to on a site visit to see the award winning regeneration of the to the iconic Thamesmead estate.
Dr Phil Askew will discuss the challenges and present the long term vision for the estate before we visit the recent urban design and green infrastructure improvements.
Limited places available.


Book now

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Book now

Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Book now

Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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

Book now

Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

(Half Day, afternoon)

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 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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.

Download Event Takeaways

Past Event

Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

A series of get-together to discuss, share and learn about specific projects and policy developments in the built environment.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Book now

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Time: Evening

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.

Speakers:

  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

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

Book now

Fri 18/10/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Come and join us to on a site visit to see the award winning regeneration of the to the iconic Thamesmead estate.
Dr Phil Askew will discuss the challenges and present the long term vision for the estate before we visit the recent urban design and green infrastructure improvements.
Limited places available.


Book now

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Book now

Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Book now

Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

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

Book now

Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
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For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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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, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
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An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

(Half Day, afternoon)

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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.


(Morning)

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Thu 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
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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.

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Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

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