This session will explain these tools what you can expect them to achieve for your area, including how codes relate to zoning and plan-making and explain latest government policy updates. Including:
- What are design codes and guides?
- How these tools fit into the current planning system
- Understanding current policy direction and latest updates
Showing how to read a plan and the various ways in which schemes can be visually represented, assessing projects that use different drawing types and the common tricks used in applications.
Building on how codes relate to zoning and plan-making, this session will look at how to understand your area and develop character appraisals and assessments to inform local codes and guides. Including:
How to develop character appraisals
- In rural areas
- In growth areas
- In historic areas
Understanding the important role that streets play in supporting healthy, sustainable and successful communities. We will look at how to prioritize active travel and balance the demands from non travel activities, different modes of travel, servicing and freight. Including:
- The importance of good street design
- What makes a liveable neighbourhood?
- Kerbside demand and its challenge
This session will look at how best to procure or partner with others to create codes and ensure they are being applied correctly. We will look at the Cambridge Compliance Tracker as well as understand how technology can help ensure code compliance and good local outcomes. Including:
- Tracking compliance and working with partners
- Commissioning design work
- Using tech to help ensure code compliance
Technology allows us to easily share data on planning tools and is driving a revolution on interactive planning and back office planning functions. This session will go through the basics of how authorities can get the best from technology, what is available and how it can be used and shared with others.
This session looks at how to ensure our homes and neighbourhoods are well-designed and sustainable. It will set out design principles that support sustainability, health and well-being, and how homes can work well in their context, enabling communities to flourish. Including:
- Why we need well-designed homes
- Housing design principles
- Understanding housing design
This session will look at the importance and role of communities in developing and delivering codes that will create great places. Including:
- How best to encourage pro-active communities
- Helping communities guide design in their area
- Co-developing a code
This session will set out the components of a good code and what gives buildings identity. It will include how to set out key building design principles and standards, what they look like and how buildings should perform in the long term: including:
- Building design principles
- How buildings fit together
- Understanding materials, detailing and architectural approaches
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.
Looking at how codes and guides can set out settlement layout patterns, what types of streets, parking and open spaces should be provided where and how these should be designed and detailed. Including:
- Layout and street pattern options
- The importance of good master planning
- Residential street codes
This session will set out what a good code or guide needs to meet local objectives and requirements for green and blue infrastructure, flood risk and biodiversity, including understanding Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and the value of ‘parklets’. Including:
- Climate responsive & biodiversity Masterplanning
- Environmental codes to create great places
- Codes for blue infrastructure
Wed 13/10/21, 9.30am–4pm
Over the last 18 months, UDL has held a series of Urban Challenge events looking at fresh thinking on how urban areas are designed, planned and managed. The conversations have been amazingly rich, pointing to potential ways we can practically combat climate change, inequality, public health problems and biodiversity decline.
This session continues the series, building on concepts previously discussed whilst bringing in new voices.
Watch a short video here on 'Can we plan for local living? And should we?' by Esther Kurland, Head of UDL.
If you are not a member, please email email@example.com to book your place.
9.30 Session 1: New ideas on cities
- Introduction, Esther Kurland, UDL
- Commentary, Examples & Tool, Yolande Barnes, UCL & Adam Scott, Freestate
10.15 Comfort Break
10.30 Session 2: New ideas on travel
- Introduction – Are all journeys equal? Valuing movement properly, Esther Kurland
- Commentary, Examples & Tools
- Planning a mutli-time city, Sebastian Weise, Place Changers
- The 1m city in Sweden, Dan Hill, Vinnova
- Identifying neighbourhoods for intensification, Russell Curtis, RCKa Architects
- Softhub mobility and access to local services with capacity to support a growing population, Ed Parham, Space Syntax
- From macro high tech solutions to local low tech improvements, Scott Shepard, The Internet of Mobility
12.15 Lunch Break
13.00 Session 3 New ideas on buildings & activities
- Introduction – Don’t control the use, control the impact, Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Hassell Studio
- Commentary, Examples & Tools
- Designing for intensity of activity, not building density & approaches to managing mixed use, Alexis Butterfield, Pollard Thomas Edward Architects
- Supporting flexible, locally based work space, Grace O'Mara NearU
- Ground floor masterplans in Oslo, Matthew Sandu, Leonard Design Architects
14.15 Comfort Break
14.30 Session 4 New Ideas on neighbourhoods
- Introduction – Prioritise local solutions before city wide approaches, Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Hassell Studio
- Commentary, Examples & Tools
- Are suburbs automatically convertible to walkable neighbourhoods?, Eleanor Warwick, Clarion Housing
- New ways of designing locally focused communities, Max Farrell, LDN Collective
- Encouraging local verses global commerce, Ina von Turow, FNDR
17.30 - 19.30
We are inviting conference attendees to join us for an evening reception at Hassell, to continue the conversation about urban futures in person.
The address is: 6 – 14 Underwood Street, London N17JQ.
If you are travelling from afar, Hassell also has a few hot-desk spaces available for the day.
Please email Maanya Bali to sign up.
Tue 12/10/21, 9.30am–12pm
This session provides an understanding of what makes a great neighbourhood; looking at the characteristics of well-designed places, how they help to achieve planning & policy objectives and the tools and processes for good outcomes Including:
- Why we need good placemaking
- Design tools and processes
- Setting out the principles of good design
09:30 Welcome & Introduction
09:40 National placemaking drivers, Esther Kurland, UDL
10:00 Why do we need good urban design, Prof Matthew Carmona, UCL
Q&A and Comfort Break
10:30 Principles of placemaking and urban design, Hillary Satchwell, Tibbalds
11:00 Design tools and processes, Kruti Patel, Metropolitan Workshop
12.00 Feedback and close