This year's events programme will examine the draft new London Plan and Mayor's Transport Strategy in detail with a wide range of seminars, debates, network meetings and practical hands-on workshops to bring both publications to life.
Our design guidance, the 'Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking', was published in 2017 by RIBA; and to celebrate we will be running a series of events on the key lessons from the companion providing you with the necessary tools to deliver better places in line with best practice.
Part of the Working With The Mayor's Transport Strategy
Delegates will propose ways to ensure strategic opportunities for movement will be delivered alongside new growth and support local connections to new public spaces, schools and community facilities.
- Old Kent Road – Colin Wilson, LB Southwark
- Crossrail – Sam Richards, TfL
- Tottenham Hale – Emily Read, LB Haringey
- Thamesmead – Frances Alder, TfL
Sponsored by Street Behaviour
Cycling Review: How are we doing?
An overview of London’s recent cycling revolution, what is happening now, and how has our understanding of designing for cycling developed through experience.
- TfL Project & Programme Updates
- Mini Holland Updates – Richard Eason, LB Enfield
- Perceptions of Driving & Cycling – Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster
- Views from Abroad – Brian Deegan, Urban Movement
Sponsored by WSP
Different Homes, Different Places
Part of the Getting Homes Built
Delegates will consider how to deliver good growth in their borough over the next 10 years by setting out the range of homes needed in the area and identifying what works best where.
- Small Sites Targets – Jon Herbert & Jon Goodall
- Housing Typologies – Jo McCafferty, Levitt Bernstein
- From a Borough Perspective – Mark Baigent, LB Tower Hamlets
+ Camden Courtyards Site Visit
Sponsored by Barratt London
Public Space Design
Examining how planners can consider and influence the design of public spaces to deliver high quality places; offering local economic, environmental and social benefits.
- Jonny McKenna, Metropolitan Workshop
- Landscape Makes the Liveable City – Fenella Griffin, Untitled Practice
- Interchange Design: Designing for Desire Lines – Marta Liut, TfL
- Design in the Historic Context – Marie Burns, Burns + Nice
Sponsored by Metropolitan Workshop
Building Affordable Homes
Modelling for all Modes
Cleaning London's Air
Designing Town Centres and Interchanges
Tech & Planning the City
Considering how technology is supporting planning work; including community engagement, decision making and project delivery.
- Sensecity – Marco Maria Pedrazzo, Carlo Ratti Architects
- Smarticipate – Jo Hammond, RBKC
- Future Tech – Gareth Sumner, TfL
- Word-of-Mouth in the Digital Age – Savannah de Savary, Built-ID
Design Review Network
An opportunity for those involved in managing and providing advice on design review panels to discuss best practice and emerging issues.
- Capacity Skills Survey & The London Quality Review Charter – Matthew Turner, GLA
- OPDC Community Review Group – Jan Ackenhausen, OPDC
- Essex County Council – Chris Kind, Peter Dawson and Martin Ivatt, ECC
Engagement and Co-Design Network
Young Practitioners Network
Tech & Transport
Looking at how technology is changing the way we access and use transport services, and the impact this can have on the physical nature of places.
Buildings Frontage: Creating Good Neighbours
A Civic Square
Construction New Homes For London
Councillors Planning Network
How can we deliver good design and what are the benefits? We will discuss the principles of design with renowned author, Rob Cowan and focus on the Design Principles in the London Plan. How will this work in practice? Supporting councillors role as leaders in the community, we will investigate design review and see it in action.
Please note that this event is specifically for Councillors.
With a focus on London’s environment; we discuss the importance of delivering green infrastructure in your borough and learn how to assess landscape proposals and drawings in a practical workshop.
London's Tall Storeys
We will be interrogating the environmental and safety aspects of tall buildings in a series of expert presentations and on the ground at a tall building under construction.
Designing Rain Gardens: A Practical Guide
Design and the Historic Environment
We are off to Brixton for a practical heritage workshop with expert David McDonald, and visiting the recently renovated Lambeth Town Hall and nearby The Department Store. Spaces are limited due to site visit restrictions so book early to avoid disappointment.
Air Quality: Day 2
We will be rolling up our sleeves for a practical workshop session; offering helpful guidance for schemes entered for the Mayor’s Clean Air Fund 2018.
Building Tall Neighbourhoods
Join us for an investigation into the environmental and social impact of tower clusters in the planning pipeline; will they provide the housing we need and create prosperous neighbourhoods for everyone in the community?
Going for Growth
We will be working together to create a redevelopment plan for a former industrial site; looking at how a site can provide new public space and housing for its local community.