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Our National Programme for built environment officers and councillors across England covers planning, housing, public realm, streets and transport topics.  The sessions provide an opportunity for those influencing and managing the built environment to meet, share ideas and discuss best practice.

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

Subscribing organisations have access to events that cover topical issues and challenges.

Past Event

Thu 18/06/20, 11am–12.30pm
Related Events: National

This session will cover new streets and urban extensions and how best to meet highway requirements, encouraging walking, cycling and street planting; we will look at layout, design options and best practice examples.    

Speakers Include:

Amy Burbidge, Homes England

Stephen Haines, David Lock Associates

Annabel Keegan, PJA 

David Birkbeck, Design for Homes

Past Event

Tue 26/05/20
Related Events: National

Past Event

Tue 24/03/20
Related Events: National

For those interested in learning about assessing new country houses, buildings in a rural setting and landscape management.

Agenda includes:

  • The Policy Framework and its Applications - Andy Watson
  • Tools and Techniques for Managing Landscape Change - Kate Ahern
  • Natural Capital and How it Can Help the Rural Economy - Molly Biddell

This session is only open to our National Programme Members.

Past Event

Wed 11/03/20, Time: Half Day
Related Events: Planning

In this session we will take an in-depth look at Strategic site masterplanning in Outer London and beyond, understanding the elements and processes for achieving well designed places through the planning process.  We will investigate case studies and have a practical session mapping out ways to approach masterplanning in the planning process

Past Event

Wed 12/02/20
Endeavour Square
Related Events: National

An in-depth discussion of best practice on town centre development, their uses, management, public spaces and highway design.

Agenda includes:

  • High Streets & Town Centres 2030 - Ojay McDonald, ATCM
  • High Street 2030: Achieving Change - Dr Steve Millington, MMU
  • The Teenage Market - Joe Barratt, Market Innovations
  • Case Study: Hitchin High Street - Tom Hardy, Town Centre Manager
  • Case Study: Willesden High Street - Cllr Shama Tatler, LB Brent     

This morning session is only open to our National Programme Members. It precedes an afternoon session looking at London's town centres and high streets which is open to all members.

Time: Morning

Subscribing members have access to in-house sessions to deal with specific training or design quality management challenges.

Example sessions include:

  • Introduction to urban design - training for your planning, housing and highway teams
  • Facilitated discussion with Councillors and chief officers on how your authority can best manage and deliver design and place quality
  • Feedback on your draft design policies or guidance documents
  • How to successfully involve communities
  • Introduction to drawing and reading plans
  • Creating a walkable neighbourhood

Subscribing members can also attend specialised events in our London Programme. We run sessions on higher density housing, understanding viability and designing cycle facilities, to name a few.

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