Events: The Design Companion
These events are based on UDL’s recently published book on design guidance for planners. The book was prepared by a wide range of planning and design experts who will speak at the events, helping those involved in placemaking secure higher standards of design and deliver better places.
What are the important environmental issues all planners need to consider for proposals? Industry experts will unpack these issues and discuss techniques to measure and mitigate wind, temperature and daylight.
•Wind & Development – Andrew Allsop & Giulia Matteoni, ARUP
•Noise: Impact & Mitigation – Daniel Baker, MAS Environmental
•Light & Development – Anna Coppel & Mutlu Ucuncu, ARUP
•Policy & Planning – Gwyn Richards, City of London
Kings Crescent – site visit
Join us on a tour to Kings Crescent as we hear from the architects and developers about restoring community pride through renovating existing estate buildings and the pivotal role the scheme plays in Hackney’s larger estate programme. We will also pass Woodberry Down and visit the beautiful Woodberry Wetlands en route to Kings Crescent.
Town Centres, High Streets & Public Transport
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.
- Neil Deely, 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
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.
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.
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?