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The Building Homes Programme is the place to learn how to provide great places to live. This year our events include focus on the current drive to zero carbon, the use of masterplans and design codes and how new housing can respond to the pandemic.

Subscribe to our Building Homes Programme for access to a wide range of events that focus on all stages of the development process and help you overcome the barriers to delivering good quality housing. For more information please get in touch.

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Tue 28/09/21, am
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Flexibility is about letting people live their lives the way that works for them – letting people work, relax and play. We will explore the opportunities and challenges of designing for flexibility and how to achieve this in practice .

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Tue 16/11/21
Online

An essential update on the shifting pattern of funding for housing, exploring the latest trends and finding ways to deliver great places within your budget.

Wed 01/12/21
Online

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

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Wed 19/01/22
Online

How can communities be involved with or lead housing projects? This session will explore the story so far and discuss future directions for resident engagement, resident ballots, community led housing and more, including the growing use of digital methods.

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Wed 09/02/22
Online

Delivering housing for diverse groups and across the generations is a huge challenge. This session explores successful approaches and how they can inform your thinking in this increasingly important area.

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Tue 08/03/22
Online

Collaboration is key to bring in vital skills in housing delivery, so how can partnerships help to provide great places? An in-depth look at all aspects of partnership working in the housing sector.

Past Event

Tue 13/07/21, am
Online

This session will explore schemes with complexity in the design or delivery including mixed use, multi tenure and dense schemes. We will learn from successful case studies and understand key strategies for the delivery of great places.

Agenda includes:

  • Welcome & Overview

- Antje Saunders, Allies & Morrison

  • Understanding complexity in housing developments

- Eleni Stathi, HTA

- Paul Quinn, Clarion Housing Group

- Paul Buckenham, Tower Hamlets

  • How does complexity link to great places?

- Peter Maxwell, LLDC

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Thu 10/06/21, 10.00 - 12.30 pm
Online

Masterplans are a core part of place shaping. This two-part morning session provides both an introduction to masterplanning including the relationship to design codes; and practical help for those who work with masterplans from day to day.

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Wed 26/05/21, 10.00 - 12.30 pm
Online

Are we successfully tackling the housing crisis?  Are we building enough high quality homes in the right places, at a level people can afford?  This session will debate all aspects of this key issue.

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Wed 05/05/21, 10am–1pm
Online

There is much confusion on how to achieve zero carbon and where the milestones lie along the way. This session will look at a range of approaches and discuss the practical challenges.

Agenda

  • Understanding the context to achieving zero carbon for new build housing
    Hannah Gibbs – Future of London
  • Learning from different approaches – Future Homes Standard, Passivhaus and LETI
    Chris Twinn – TwinnSustainabilityInnovation
    Emma Osmundsen – Exeter City Living
    James Woodall – Allies & Morrison
  • Design for a changing climate
    James Woodall – Allies & Morrison
  • Panel discussion

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If you are interested in learning more about our membership options, or if you experience any problems with this booking form, please contact info@urbandesignlondon.com.

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