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Thu 23/02/23, 10.30am–12.30pm
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Explaining the range of design tools you might come across and explaining how they fit together, for example how design codes relate to masterplanning and policy plans.


10.00 Welcome & Overview, Paul Dodd (UDL)

10:10 Integrating design review into local planning processes, Deborah Denner (Frame Projects)

10:40 Preparing planning guidance for high density living, Lucia Cerrada (LB Tower Hamlets)

11:10 Break

11:20 Coding for large housing sites, Joe Williams (Metropolitan Workshop)

11:50 Coding and development management, Diego Grinberg (Hawkins Brown)

12.30 Close

Past Event

Wed 11/01/23, 9.30am–12.30pm
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Discussing ways in which they have shaped the delivery of good design (be it streets / housing and regeneration) and wondered whether you might like to contribute something from the perspective of the place shaping and capacity.

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Past Event

Tue 08/11/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
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Explaining the importance of understanding the context for any scheme, looking at how design approaches should vary and how toolkits for small sites can help.


10.00 Welcome, Paul Dodd

10.10 Planning with Context: A Policy Overview, Alan Smithies

10.40 Designing with Context: Context Analysis Studies, Victoria Hinton

11.10 Break

11.20 Small Sites: Becontree Estate, Mellis Haward

11.50 Tall Buildings: Keybridge Vauxhall, Alfredo Caraballo

12.20 Historic Environments: Hackney Gardens, Charles Jabre

12.50 Close

Past Event

Wed 02/11/22, 9.45am–12.30pm
Related Events: Place Design

Helping you understand how you can visually present your ideas in succinct and creative ways to aid discussion and interpretation of place. This is a practical session and you will be helped to produce your own drawing. 

This event is in-person, please remember to keep us updated if your plans change, to help us plan catering or allow fellow members to take your place.

09.30 Welcome & Refreshments

10.00 Introduction

  • Why draw?
  • Tools & techniques
  • How we see
  • Some rule

10.30 Sketching in perspective

  • Single point perspective
  • Two-point perspective

11.30 Composing a sketch / Urban sketching

12.30 Close

Past Event

Tue 07/06/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Related Events: Place Design

Explaining how to read various types of plans and understand what is being proposed. We will point out common tricks used to make you look favourably on proposals and explain the most important information you should look for.

This event will be held in-person.

Past Event

Wed 20/04/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Related Events: Place Design

Explaining what good place design is all about, the characteristics of successful places and how these relate to built environment policies and guidance. We will look at how to ensure places are fit for purpose, encourage easy movements, are accessible and have efficient use of land and resources.

This session will be in-person. Get in touch to confirm your place.


09.30 Registration & Refreshments

10.00 Cool Wall: What do we think of as good design?

10.30 The 10 Characteristics of well-designed places

Comfort break

11.30 Walkabout: Urban Design in Southwark

12.30 Working Lunch: Design Review

14.00 Close

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