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Our London Programme events focus on how urban design, planning, housing, landscape, public realm, streets and transport issues are dealt with in the capital.

Subscribe to our London Programme for access to a wide range of events. For more information please get in touch.

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Tue 20/10/20, 9.30am–12pm
Zoom
Related Events: Councillor's Network

How does the planning white paper affect Councillors? A round-table discussion on the potential impact of Planning for the Future in our neighbourhoods and the role of the planning committee.

Non-members wishing to attend please email us to reserve your place.

Wed 21/10/20, 9.30am–12pm
Zoom
Related Events: Streets & Transport

We will look at what people think of the bus service, the impact of Covid 19 and current projects and emerging ideas to help create a better-connected bus network and more reliable and welcoming service with improved journey times.

Speakers include: 

  • Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations, TfL
  • Carol Smales, Public Transport Service Planning, TfL
  • Jonathan Hanes, Future Bus Lead, TfL 
  • David Field, Strategy Outcome Planning, TfL

Thu 22/10/20, Half Day, 2–4pm
Zoom
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

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

In this session we will be looking at the Planning White Paper proposals and what skills and experience young planners may need in order to successfully apply them.

Speakers include:

  • Joe Dale, MHCLG
  • Christopher Waller, London Borough of Redbridge 
  • Lauren Kehoe, London Borough of Hounslow
  • Marissa Looby, GLA
  • Fabrizio Matillana, LB Enfield
  • Robbie Kerr, ADAM Architecture

Non-members wishing to attend please email us to reserve your place.

Tue 03/11/20, Half Day
Zoom
Related Events: Design Review

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates. Come and discuss how to review and improve panel performance and contribute to ideas about how UDL can provide more web information about Design Review in London.
 

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Thu 12/11/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Housing

An update on the GLA’s Supplementary Planning Guidance, with exercises to help explain how to apply it.

Tue 17/11/20, Half Day
Zoom
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on working with open spaces. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Wed 18/11/20, 9.45am–1pm
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

Small schemes with cumulative local impact will form a vital area of London’s growth going forwards. This session will consider how best to approach such projects, looking at policy, practice and borough approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Rosie Evered, Senior Project Officer - Small Sites Programme, Housing and Land, GLA
  • Plan Making team, LB Croydon
  • Rachel Jones, Urban Designer and Robin Oliver, New Homes and Housing Delivery Lead, RBK
  • Stephen Taylor, Director, Stephen Taylor Architects
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Tue 24/11/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

Learning from successful Liveable Neighbourhood projects we will discuss best practice tools and techniques that influence design such as; traffic modelling, community engagement and monitoring.

Wed 25/11/20, Full Day, 9.45am–1pm
Zoom
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

Without the right resources and culture, an organisation cannot deliver good quality results. This session will look at how to ensure you have the organisational set up to ensure you can deliver great places.

Speakers include:

  • Finn Williams, Co-Founder and Chief Executive - Public Practice
  • Neil Murphy, Founding Director, TOWN
  • LB Enfield
  • London Legacy Development Corporation 

Thu 26/11/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

An opportunity to learn what urban design is and the basic principles behind creating great places.

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Thu 03/12/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

Looking at what quality and design mean in the London Plan and how these policies relate to proposed changes at the national level following the National Design Guide and White Paper’

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Wed 16/12/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Green City

This session will look at the various tools available to help us understand, value and manage our environment.

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Wed 16/12/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

A chance to learn about and discuss greening for and by communities.

Wed 06/01/21, Full Day
Palestra

Analysing why design quality matters and how it relates to other priorities such as public health, well being, resource efficiency and economic resilience.

Tue 12/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

We will consider how to use assessments to help us deal with the climate emergency and threat to biodiversity.

Thu 14/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

Analysing why design quality matters and how it relates to other priorities such as public health, well being, resource efficiency and economic resilience.

Wed 20/01/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

An update on construction options, and current best practice approaches.This session will look at the pros and cons of different techniques and materials.

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Thu 21/01/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

We have ambitious planting targets. This session will look at the policy, standards, guidance and practicalities of delivering trees through development.

Tue 26/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

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

Thu 28/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

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

Thu 04/02/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Councillor's Network

For any Councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions share knowledge, discuss topical issues and present emerging policy and research.

Thu 11/02/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Looking at how we can make the best use of resources and minimise impact on our environment. This session will discuss the use of materials and products.

Tue 23/02/21, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

Planning as a profession is rooted in the promotion of public health. We will look at how today’s planners can help tackle current health issues.

Thu 25/02/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

An in-depth look at design options for different types of junctions.

Tue 02/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on delivering capital programmes. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Thu 04/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

Learn about this important way of increasing biodiversity, help clean air and improve the liveability of places.

Wed 10/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A detailed look at how to consider costs, benefits and business plans to achieve design quality.

Thu 11/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

Explaining the main issues involved in designing great streets and public spaces.
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Thu 18/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

These are a type of development that can require particular design and planning skills. This session will discuss how to consider and manage tall building proposals.
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Wed 24/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

London can be a greener city, delivering bio-diverse landscapes through development. In this session we will look at practical ways of designing habitat rich buildings, streets and spaces.

Thu 25/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on managing markets. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Tue 30/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

Discussing whether we are successfully tackling the housing crisis and asking if we are building enough high quality homes in the right places, at a level people can afford.

Wed 31/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

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

Fri 16/10/20, 9.30-11.30 & 13.30-15.30
Zoom
Related Events: Streets

Changes to London streets are helping prevent a car dominated recovery and are supporting people to walk, cycle and enjoy using their local streets. Now we need to think carefully about how to consolidate, change or remove these changes.  This session will look at how best to move to the next stage, hearing ideas from TfL, with opportunities for delegates to discuss and respond.

Agenda

09:30 Update – what has been happening to streets this year? Joe Lewis – TfL, Giulio Ferrini & Ben Addy – Sustrans

10:30 How have the changes been working? – Lessons from monitoring, Rachel Buck – TfL

Comfort break

11:00 How has engagement been going? Kerry Meehan/Peter Fletcher/Iain Killingbeck – TfL

11:30 Challenges faced and lessons learnt, Paul Lavelle and Laura Georgescu, TfL

Lunch break

14:00 A future strategy

  • Introduction and example – Mark Frost, LB Hounslow
  • Ideas being developed – Alexander Baldwin-Smith, TfL
  • Hackney Emergency Transport Plan - Tobias Newland, LB Hackney

15:00 Discussion and break out rooms

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Thu 15/10/20, 09:45-12:00 & 13:30-15:00
Zoom
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A look at tools and techniques that can help ensure projects deliver quality in planning, urban design and project management.

Speakers include:

Jane Briginshaw, Design England

David Morton, Senior Associate, HTA Design

Kathy MacEwen, Design Review Consultant

David Birkbeck, Chief Executive, Design for Homes

Chris Twinn, Founder, Twinn sustainability Innovation

Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultant

Susie Diamond, Founding Partner Inkling LLP

Ronan Leyden – Head of Sustainable Places, Bio-Regional

Negar Mihanyar, Associate Director, Hawkins Brown

Lewis Hubbard - Developer Infrastructure Coordination Lead, GLA

Kruti Patel, Metropolitan Workshop


Past Event

Wed 14/10/20, 9.30–11am
Zoom

This session will focus on how to create robust planning applications, to help quantify, assess and mitigate development impacts on the Underground, Overground, DLR, Trams, Buses and TfL Rail. Delegates will learn techniques to ensure that new planning applications support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and comply with the new London Plan.

Speakers include:

  • David Leboff, Principal Sponsor - Station Development, TfL
  • Hayley Oberlander, Principal Planner – Rail Development, TfL
  • Thomas Stone, Public Transport Service Planning, TfL
Past Event

Mon 12/10/20, 9.30am–1.20pm
Zoom
Related Events: Planning Housing Streets

This is the first event in our 4-part Urban Challenge initiative through which we hope to highlight and support ideas to change the way we design, manage our built environment.

Our key-note speakers will set out the main urban challenges facing us as we emerge from the Covid era.

We will also hear about new research and evidence explaining how we used urban areas during lockdown and our attitudes to the buildings and places around us. 

Lastly, we will introduce our challenge groups – which will develop and test ideas over the course of this initiative.  There will be 4 groups looking at town centres, living local, buildings and city structures.

Challengers

Philip Graham, GLA

Alex Williams, TfL

Joanna  Averley, MHCLG

Scene Setters

David Christie, TfL

Prof. Matthew Carmona, UCL

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

Fanny Blanc, LSE

Prof. Ken Gibb, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing

Max Farrell, LDN Collective


If you are not a member and wish to attend please email us to reserve your place.

Past Event

Thu 01/10/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Housing

From older persons housing to co-living for young professionals we will look at a range of lifestyles and the types of buildings and environments each might need.

  • Valerie Conway, Development Consultant, David Lock Associates
  • Debbie Lloyd, Development Consultant, David Lock Associates
  • Jenny Buterchi, Partner – PRP
  • Pedro Gil, Director, Studio Gil and Senior Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Meredith Bowles, Founder - Mole Architects
  • Roland Karthus, Director – Matter Architecture

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Wed 30/09/20, Half Day AM
Zoom
Related Events: National

Considering the new emergency active travel fund and the national Cycling and Walking Plan and unpacking the revised national guidance on designing infrastructure for cyclists. This training should benefit all those involved in delivering active travel. 

Agenda

09.40 National Cycling and Walking Plan  – Dr Kevin Golding-Williams, DfT

10.00 Inclusive Cycling in Cities and Towns – Hayley Al Siaidi & Susan Claris, Arup

10.30 LTN1/20 Unpacked – Phil Jones, PJA

11.15 Tea Break

11.20 LTN 1/20 as leverage for progress – Lucy Marstrand, Project Centre

12.00 Close

Past Event

Wed 30/09/20, 2–4.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

An opportunity to discuss the implications of the White Paper: Planning for the Future

Agenda:

14.00 Welcome

14.10 Introducing the White Paper’s design & placemaking approach - Jennifer Thomas, MHCLG

14.30 Responses

  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Create Streets
  • Matthew Carmona, UCL
  • Samuel Hughes, Policy Exchange
  • Heather Cheesbrough – LB Croydon
  • Deborah Denner, Frame Projects

15.15 Comfort break

15.30 A new Design Body – Panel Discussions

  • Sue Morgan, Design Council
  • Christopher Martin, Urban Design Group
  • Julie Tanner, Design Network
  • Matthew Carmona, Place Alliance

If you are not a member, please email us to reserve a place.

Past Event

Tue 29/09/20, Half day PM, 2–4.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

An opportunity to discuss the implications of the White Paper: Planning for the Future for London

Speakers Include: 

  • Sarah Bevan, London First
  • Duncan Bowie, UCL
  • Neeru Kareer, LB Barnet
  • Ben Southwood, Policy Exchange 
  • Lisa Fairmaner, GLA 

Past Event

Thu 24/09/20, Full Day
Zoom
Related Events: Streets & Transport

This session will consider the new national Cycling and Walking Plan and unpack LTN1/20, the revised national guidance on designing for cyclists. Given that Government funding will only be available where cycle infrastructure design is in line with the guidance, this training will benefit all those involved in cycle schemes. 

Past Event

Wed 23/09/20, 2–4.30pm
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

An opportunity to discuss the implications of the White Paper on Design Review

Speakers include:

  • Paul Dodd, Urban Design London
  • Chris Lamb, Design South East
  • Chris King, Place Services
  • Trovine Monteiro, Built Environment Manager, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
  • Deborah Denner, Frame Projects

Past Event

Thu 17/09/20, 9:45 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 15:30
Zoom

Looking at the fundamentals of designing great homes and neighbourhoods.

Speakers include: 

•    Eleni Sathi, Associate, Hunt Thompson Associates
•    David Birkbeck, Design for Homes
•    Mellis Haward, Archio
•    Mark McGechan, Director, RM_A Architects
•    Paul O'Neill, Director, Bryden Wood (Architects)

Learning outcomes:

•    Understand the key characteristics of good housing design

•    Looking at three levels of development:
1.    Wider - Being able to relate a development to the wider neighbourhood – knitting the development into the wider context
2.    Site - Understanding how parts of a development work together – outside spaces, semi private and private spaces, tenure/mixed use and housing types plus common areas inside buildings
3.    Home - Identifying aspects of good design in the home environment.

•    Examining two case study examples looking at all levels

•    Breakout discussions on all three aspects and learning from key feedback (suggest look at Housing Design awards videos and drawings).

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Wed 16/09/20, 9:30 - 12:00
Zoom
Related Events: Streets & Transport

Streets are used for movement but they are also important places for people to enjoy. This session will showcase recent streetscape projects from around the UK that demonstrate best practice in integrated design.

Past Event

Tue 15/09/20, 9:30 - 12:00
Zoom
Related Events: Planning

An important part of pro-active planning, as promoted in the recent Government Planning White Paper. We will consider how to create appraisals that have real impact and could help you with future zoning work. 

Speakers include:

• Fabrizio Matillana, LB Enfield

• Hugo Nowell, Director, Urban Initiative Studio
• Jane Manning, Director, Allies and Morrison
• Jon Herbert, Director, Troy Planning + Design
• Rachel Jones, LB Kingston

Past Event

Thu 16/07/20
Zoom
Related Events: Building Homes Network

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

This event follows the Understanding Sites & their Potential event in the morning. Your booking will include both morning and afternoon sessions and you are welcome to attend either or both of these

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Tue 07/07/20
Zoom

This introductory session will provide you with a better understanding of SuDS and the benefits they offer. An unmissable session for highway project managers, sponsors and funders interested in learning how we can introduce sustainable urban drainage systems in the urban realm and the key things to consider.


Speakers Include: 

  • Bob Bray and Judith Puckmayr, Bray Associates
  • Anthony McCloy, Anthony McCloy Consulting

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Wed 01/07/20, Full Day, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets & Transport

We will provide an update on the Liveable Neighbourhood Programme and introduce the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) Programme and best practice guidance on LTN, School Streets.
Speakers Include: 

  • Hassan Mohamad, TfL
  • Alexander Baldwin-Smith & Jack Maizels, TfL
  • Rachel Buck, TfL
  • Glenn Higgs & Tom Holcroft, WSP


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Tue 30/06/20, 9.30–11.30am
Related Events: Streets & Transport

A chance to reflect and discuss what we’ve learnt throughout our weekly ‘Managing Streets during Lockdown’ events and what this means in practice for recovery and the future.

Speakers Include:

  • Will Norman, TfL
  • Skye Duncan, NACTO
  • Andy von Bradsky, MHCLG
  • Richard Eason, LB Enfield
  • Bruce McVean, City of London
  • Simon Munk, LCC
  • Dr Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitcan University

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Fri 26/06/20
Related Events: Streets

Our lockdown streets series delves into the details and looks at the range of materials and street furniture designers can specify when reallocating highway space to provide social distancing for people who walk, cycle and use our public transport system in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as we move from emergency to temporary and permanent improvements to our streets

Speakers Include:

  • John Worley, TfL
  • David Moores, Project Centre
  • Catherine du Toit
  • Seth Scafe-Smith, Director, Resolve
  • Howard Gray, GreenBlue Urban
  • Habib Khan, Meristem Design
  • Charlotte Markey, Polypipe

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Thu 25/06/20, 10am–12pm
Related Events: Green City

We will run through common landscaping options, where they are best used and their pros and cons.

Speakers Include:

  • Fenella Griffin, Untitled Practice
  • Paul Tagliarini, WSP
  • Ian Hingley, Urban Movement
  • Giacomo Guzzon, Gillespies

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Wed 24/06/20, 10–11.30am
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

We’ll be hearing from a range of industry professionals about how being creative in this period of uncertainty is supporting them and their practice.

Speakers include

  • A miniature memoir from an artist in lockdown - Hanna Benihoud, Freelance artist and architect
  • Working with the local community to reallocate street space for people as we come out of lockdown - Jemma Hall, LDA
  • Hubbub’s research into Covid-19 impact on the way we get around, what we eat and how we can build back better - Sarah Divall, Hubbub


Past Event

Fri 19/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

Considering how best to ensure changed public spaces are inclusive and inviting for all.

Agenda:

  • Inclusive street design 
  • Current street experiences
  • Helping VIP use changed streets 
  • Streets and inclusive health and wellbeing
  • Streets and social inclusion 
Past Event

Fri 12/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

Looking at the location, extent and design of new cycling infrastructure being put in now, to help prevent a car dominated recovery.

Agenda

Planning the cycle space network - Gordon Webster (TfL)

A whistle stop tour of current changes in cycle spaces - Giulio Ferrini (Sustrans)

How people are using new cycling spaces - Michael O’Hanlon and Seyi Adewole (DSDHA)

Designing new cycle spaces: junctions to delineators - Brian Deegan (Urban Movement) & Mark Strong (Transport Initiatives)

Past Event

Thu 11/06/20, 10am–1pm
Related Events: Planning

Two vital skills for planners, this popular session will cover the fundamentals of negotiation and how to get consistent benefits from viability assessments. A must for everyone in the built environment.

Trainer

Simon Horton, Negotiation Mastery

Agenda

Getting Your Win

Stepping Into Their Shoes

Dealing With Deadlock

Complex, Multi-Party, Dynamic Negotiations.

Past Event

Tue 09/06/20, 10am–12pm
Related Events: Councillor's Network

This network event will share latest research, guidance and best practice, with a briefing on how boroughs are managing streets to support their Covid-19 responses. 

Agenda

Understanding how people use changed streets and design options to support best behaviour - Deborah Saunt (DSDHA)

Design considerations for different types of school streets - John Dales (Urban Movement) 

TfL School Guidance - Rachel Buck (TfL)

National Covid-19 response guidance for local authorities, Neil Manthorpe

Brixton Town Centre & Working with BIDs - Joel de Mowbray (LB Lambeth)



Past Event

Fri 05/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

This session will focus on changes made in the often complex environment of our town centres and look at how deliveries and parking have been operating during lockdown and what might happen during recovery.

Agenda

Town Centre Needs, Steve Norris

Designing Multi-use High Streets, David Makenna

How Leicester is making streets better for people, Cllr Adam Clarke

East Street, Bristol, Michael Cowdy

The Lambeth Approach, Joel de Mowbray

Bringing high streets back at the heart of our communities, Saskia Huizinga



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Thu 04/06/20, 10am–12pm
Related Events: Building Homes

Everyone wants a high quality home in a good neighbourhood. This session will look at how to tell if your scheme will deliver this.

Agenda

Overview: Critical aspects of housing quality and current challenges from a practical perspective – Sadie Morgan OBE (DRMM)

Design Quality Challenges: Perspectives from Borough, Architect, Developer, Housing Association and Community – Elliot Kemp (GLA), Anisha Jogani (LB Croydon), Irene Craik (Levitt Bernstein), Selina Mason (Lendlease), Luke Riley (Swan Housing), Steve McAdam (Soundings) and Kruti Patel (Metropolitan Workshop)

Panel Discussion: Housing Quality in changing times

This event is an introductory session to the Building Homes series. We’re offering complimentary places to anyone who wants to find out more about the series and what we're exploring and discussing over the next 10 months.

If you are not already a subscribing member please get in touch to book your place. 

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Tue 02/06/20, 9.45–11.45am
Related Events: Green City

Children using, enjoying and playing outside improves their health and well-being and helps them to value their environment – this is more important than ever as we live through the pandemic.  We will look at how to create great places for different kinds of play.

Agenda:

On Streets: Children, play and community – Dr Wendy Russell (University of Gloucestershire)

Nature of Play – Tim Gill (Author and Researcher) 

Design Principles for Play in High Density Developments - Lucía Cerrada Morato (LB Tower Hamlets)

Play Projects: Principles in Practice - Richard Peckham (Shape Landscape Architecture

Urban Projects : Delivery & Outcomes - Liza Fior (MUF)

Making London a Child Friendly City - Anna Mansfield (Publica)

Play in & Beyond the Pandemic - Dinah Bornat (ZCD Architects)

Reviewing Play – Kathy MacEwan (UDL)

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Fri 22/05/20, 9.30–11.30am
Related Events: Streets

Fourth in our series on streets during the Corona Virus pandemic.  This time we will look at the design options for temporary changes. 

Agenda includes:

  • How travel and streets might change - Chris Williamson
  • Understanding how people use changed streets and design options to support best behaviour - Deborah Saunt, DSDHA
  • Update on current approaches and design lessons - Sophie Thompson, LDA Design
  • A collection of design ideas - Public Practice Associates
  • TfL guidance and response to ideas presented - Rana Ilgaz & Paul Lavelle, TfL

Past Event

Thu 21/05/20
Related Events: Planning

Discussing what planning in London should be aiming to achieve and how this chimes with national and/or local objectives.

Speakers Include:

o    Andy Higham, LB Enfield

o    Jonathan Wade , Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

o    Nick Calder, LB Wandsworth

o    Kathy MacEwen, UDL

o    Mathew White, Herbert Smith Freehills

Past Event

Fri 15/05/20, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

Third in our series on streets during the Corona Virus pandemic.  This time we will look at the importance of play for children at this time, and consider how streets can be managed to support this, particularly during lock down release phases.

Speakers to include:

  • ·      Dinah Bornat, ZCT Architects
Past Event

Thu 14/05/20, 10:00 - 11:00 + 14:00 - 16:15
Related Events: Planning

A fascinating look back into how our city has developed, while learning lessons for how we plan for the future.

Speakers Include:

  • Population history of London, urban mortality, including plague, and its social impact, Vanessa Harding, Birkbeck University
  • Layers of London: project information, plus the history of medieval and early modern London (1300-1700), Matthew Davies, Birkbeck University
  • How transport hubs developed and support London’s expansion,  Edmund Bird, TfL
Past Event

Tue 12/05/20, 9.45am–12pm
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

An opportunity to learn what urban design is and the basic principles behind creating great places.

Agenda includes:

National Design Guidance, Esther Kurland, UDL

Street design basics, Paul Dodd, UDL

Housing design fundamentals, Susan May, UDL

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Wed 06/05/20, 09:45 - 11:45 & 15:00 - 15:45
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A practical look at ways of assessing how your organisation manages design quality and how this could be improved.

Learning Outcomes

·       Provide overview of the approach to the management of design quality - what is the story so far? 

·       Experience in practice – from a range of organisations.  What issues have arisen with quality management? How successful has it been? What practical lessons can we learn?

·       What are the trends moving forwards, what practical tools are there to help? How flexible can plans be in times of organisational or wider change?

Past Event

Fri 01/05/20, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

A network meeting for those who wish to share ideas and experiences. In this session we will look forward, discussing ideas about managing streets during potential lockdown release stages

Past Event

Tue 28/04/20, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

Looking at different design approaches to create more equitable streets.

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Fri 24/04/20, Half day, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

A network meeting for those who wish to share ideas and experiences. Some places such as New Zealand, Oakland and New York have apparently been thinking of ways to help make streets safer and more attractive for essential journeys by active modes, and to create more space for safe exercise.   We will discuss whether similar conversations happening in London.

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Thu 23/04/20, Half Day
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on managing regeneration in central London. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Past Event

Tue 21/04/20, Half Day
Related Events: Planning

Considering ways to set out how many new homes will be needed in an area and how to help ensure these will be delivered.

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