Events

Our events programme includes a wide range of seminars, debates, network meetings and practical hands-on workshops for your continual professional development.

To help you find the event best suited to your needs and interests, we have grouped the programme under event series – see our full list of series on the right.

Our training sessions are open to all of our subscribing members. Interested in becoming a member? Please send us an email.

Wed 10/04/19, 9am

Delivering Good Design in our Street

Part of the Travel London

A look at the processes, skills and assessments that are needed to deliver a well designed street or transport project.
Tue 30/04/19, 9am

Intensification Debate

Part of the Plan London

From city centre to greenfield, sites of all size need to be optimised in order to efficiently provide homes for all. We explore low to high rise solutions and consider the challenges and opportunities these have on existing and emerging neighbourhoods.

Wed 01/05/19

Young Practitioners Network

Part of the Network London

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.
Thu 02/05/19, 9am

What is Design & Why Does it Matter?

Looking at urban, landscape, highway, architectural and other design approaches and how they come together to influence people and places.
Tue 07/05/19, 9am

Learning from the Recent Past

Part of the Travel London

Guided site visits to first-hand see some recently completed schemes and look at how they work in practice, and what we can learn from them.
Tue 14/05/19, 9am

Spaces to Play

Part of the Green London

Understanding how to plan, design and deliver innovative play spaces as part of new medium and high density developments across the capital.
Tue 21/05/19

EiP Matters 3: Transport & Parking

Part of the Plan London

Examinations In Public (EIP); these sessions will bring together industry leaders to discuss policy changes as they are happening.
Thu 23/05/19, 9am

Understanding Plans & Drawings

Considering the various ways you can visually represent a scheme and how to assess projects that use different drawing styles.
Wed 05/06/19, 9am

Designing Liveable Neighbourhoods

Part of the Travel London

Learning about the projects developed so far as part of the emerging Liveable Neighbourhood programme.
Thu 06/06/19, 9am

Achieving Good Design Through Proactive Planning

Part of the Plan London

Examining what the new London Plan expects in terms of character appraisals and identifying areas for change; and how best to do this work.
Tue 11/06/19, 9am

Green Roofs & Walls

Part of the Green London

With the expected launch of updated guidance on living roofs and walls in Spring 2019, we will consider the implications for new development proposals.
Thu 13/06/19, 9am

Councillors Network

Part of the Network London

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.
Tue 18/06/19, 9am

Housing Design

Looking at the fundamentals of good housing design; considering the needs of residents and communities as well as the delivery of schemes.
Thu 20/06/19

Design Review Network

Part of the Network London

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Tue 25/06/19, 9am

Cost Conscious Street Design

Part of the Travel London

A practical workshop looking at the relative costs of different design approaches, including street furniture and highway construction.
Wed 26/06/19, 9am

Affordable Homes Network

Part of the Network London

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
Thu 27/06/19, 9am

Applying the Small Sites Policy

Part of the Plan London

Looking at how to assess, monitor and compare development proposals and implications for small site development in neighbourhoods.
Wed 03/07/19, 9am

Greening London: Tools & Data

Part of the Green London

Understanding the tools and data required to determine green infrastructure needs including the green infrastructure focus map and the Heat Risk Tool.
Thu 04/07/19

Focus Group

Part of the Network London

Topical get-together to discuss and learn about specific projects and policy developments.
Tue 09/07/19, 9am

Role of the London Street

Part of the Travel London

Reflecting on the role of our streets and how they should be managed and changed; we will also learn how to monitor and measure success.
Thu 11/07/19, 9am

Design, Design Scrutiny & Proactive Planning

Part of the Plan London

A practical look at how to be proactive planners and how to ensure high design quality through planning.
Thu 18/07/19, 9am

Design & the Historic Environment

Understanding and applying the terms ‘context’ and ‘significance’ when managing heritage assets to create even better places.
Wed 04/09/19, 9am

Learning from the Recent Past 2

Part of the Travel London

Guided site visits to first-hand see some recently completed schemes and look at how they work in practice, and what we can learn from them.
Thu 05/09/19, 9am

Applying the Urban Greening Factor

Part of the Green London

Learning about this radical new London Plan policy, and how to apply it to a range of different development scales and contexts.
Tue 10/09/19, 9am

Applying the Tall Building Policy

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the new London Plan policies on tall buildings and how we assess them, considering pedestrian comfort and environmental impact.
Wed 11/09/19

Young Practitioners Network 2

Part of the Network London

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.
Thu 12/09/19, 9am

Design Details for Cycling

Part of the Travel London

This two-part course will provide in-depth training on route planning, crossings and junction options plus other essential aspects.
Tue 17/09/19

Councillors Network 2

Part of the Network London

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.
Tue 24/09/19, 9am

Inclusive Design

Reviewing the concept of inclusiveness and discussing the role our built environment plays in accommodating for the diverse needs of the community.
Tue 01/10/19, 9am

Bringing Active Travel to Life

Part of the Travel London

Considering what designing to promote walking, cycling and public transport means in practice and how policies to promote this are changing.
Thu 03/10/19, 9am

Creating Design Codes & Masterplans

Part of the Plan London

A practical session on how to use design codes, masterplans and other tools to support housing developments.
Tue 08/10/19

Focus Group 2

Part of the Network London

Topical get-together to discuss and learn about specific projects and policy developments.
Thu 10/10/19, 9am

Greening the Grey

Part of the Green London

A first-hand look at some of the innovative integrated SuDs schemes found across the capital, many of which are funded by the Mayor's Greener City Fund.
Tue 15/10/19, 9am

Safe Streets & Good Placemaking

Part of the Travel London

An overview on how good design can help achieve Vision Zero and how to provide contextually appropriate hostile vehicle measures in sensitive public spaces.
Thu 17/10/19

Practitioners Network 2

Part of the Network London

These sessions will bring practitioners together to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Thu 24/10/19, 9am

The Circular Economy & Design

Part of the Plan London

Exploring how we can be more economically and environmentally sustainable through innovative design solutions and re-using resources.
Tue 05/11/19, 9am

Good Growth By Design

Understanding the concepts, tools and policies behind the role of design; and how design can support and deliver positive change in London.
Thu 07/11/19, 9am

Understanding Housing Typologies

Part of the Plan London

Learning about the range of housing types and layouts such as age-friendly housing and micro-homes.
Thu 14/11/19, 9am

How to Design a Community Green Space

Part of the Green London

Learning about small community projects and meanwhile schemes and how to successfully involve the community and access funding such as Community Green Space Grants.
Tue 19/11/19, 9am

Applying the Small Sites Policy 2

Part of the Plan London

Looking at how to assess, monitor and compare development proposals and implications for small site development in neighbourhoods.
Wed 20/11/19, 9am

Design & Transport Infrastructure

Part of the Travel London

Looking at specific design issues around stations, bridges and interchanges and how these can be successfully integrated.
Wed 27/11/19

Design Review Network 2

Part of the Network London

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Thu 28/11/19, 9am

Affordable Homes Network 2

Part of the Network London

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
Tue 03/12/19, 9am

Public Space, Landscape & Street Design

Discussing the important concepts and approaches relating to public realm design; using case studies that showcase best practice.
Thu 05/12/19, 9am

Street Design Conundrums

Part of the Travel London

Investigating current design issues on the street, including advertising and phone kiosks, electric vehicle charging points and level surfaces.
Tue 10/12/19, 9am

Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the new London Plan's housing targets, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.
Thu 12/12/19, 9am

Trees, Planning & Development

Part of the Green London

Best practice guidance and construction standards on trees, planning and development, including the current tree replacement policy.
Wed 15/01/20, 9am

Understanding Plans & Drawings 2

Considering the various ways you can visually represent a scheme and how to assess projects that use different drawing styles.
Thu 16/01/20, 9am

Applying the Tall Building Policy 2

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the new London Plan policies on tall buildings and how we assess them, considering pedestrian comfort and environmental impact.
Tue 21/01/20, 9am

Bus Streets

Part of the Travel London

Looking at the benefits and challenges buses bring to neighbourhoods; and how to make the most of their access and vibrancy.
Thu 23/01/20

Focus Group 3

Part of the Network London

Topical get-together to discuss and learn about specific projects and policy developments.
Tue 28/01/20, 9am

Intensification Debate 2

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the challenges and opportunities for different parts of the city to deliver higher density - from inner to outer boroughs.
Thu 30/01/20, 9am

Green Infrastructure for Air Quality

Part of the Green London

Investigating how green infrastructure can help to tackle air pollution using case studies from the Mayor's Air Quality Fund and Low Emission Neighbourhoods.
Tue 04/02/20, 9am

Designing Liveable Neighbourhoods 2

Part of the Travel London

Learning about the projects developed so far as part of the emerging Liveable Neighbourhood programme.
Thu 06/02/20

Design Review Network 3

Part of the Network London

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.
Tue 11/02/20, 9am

Viability & Development Finances

Part of the Plan London

Investigating recent policy and funding changes and looking at how these will impact borrowing potential and scheme viability.
Thu 13/02/20, 9am

Housing Design 2

Looking at the fundamentals of good housing design; considering the needs of residents and communities as well as the delivery of schemes.
Wed 26/02/20

Young Practitioners Network 3

Part of the Network London

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.
Tue 03/03/20, 9am

Modelling for All Modes

Part of the Travel London

A fresh look at modelling and the role non-vehicular traffic modelling can play in creating more accessible and walkable neighbourhoods.
Wed 04/03/20

Councillors Network 3

Part of the Network London

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.
Thu 05/03/20, 9am

Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications 2

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the new London Plan's housing targets, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.
Tue 10/03/20, 9am

How to Design Biodiversity

Part of the Green London

A hands on session introducing the policy context to planning applications using online toolkits including Biodiversity and Net Gain guidance.
Thu 12/03/20, 9am

Affordable Homes Network 3

Part of the Network London

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
Tue 17/03/20

Design Details for Cycling 2

Part of the Travel London

This two-part course will provide in-depth training on route planning, crossings and junction options plus other essential aspects.
Thu 26/03/20, 9am

Health & Design

Presenting current research, actions, policies and tools that support health and wellbeing through design.
Tue 31/03/20, 9am

Residential Street Design

Part of the Plan London

Looking at the role of public space in residential areas and how to apply Healthy Street policies, and consider shared space issues.

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