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.
Town Centres, High Streets & Public Transport
We will discuss the commercial pressures on our high streets and investigate how local rail, bus and underground stations can help keep our high streets healthy and active.
Kings Crescent & Woodberry Wetlands Walking Tour
Join us on a walking tour to award winning Kings Crescent Estate. We will kick off with an update on the latest developments and hear from the architects and developers about the extensive engagement programme to involve residents from the start, before visiting Woodberry Wetlands, an urban wetland habitat and listed coal store converted into a café and education space for local residents.
Tour led by:
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Kaner Olette Architects
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
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.
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?