Events:
Plan London

A series of events to help practitioners put into practice the design related policies, tools and approaches set out in the new London Plan.
Thu 27/06/19

Applying the Small Sites Policy

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A practical session for those who need to better understand how to assess, monitor and compare development proposals and implications for small site development in our neighbourhoods.

(Half Day)

Location: Palestra
Wed 17/07/19

Design Review Masterclass: Chairing & Report Writing

Fine-tune your design review management skills at chairing and writing reports. With experienced chairs including Amanda Reynolds and Fred Manson, and professional writers Sarah Carmona and Chris Whitehorn, we will discuss the most effective ways of chairing review sessions and how best to write clear and concise summaries of what was said.


(Morning)

Location: Endeavour Square
Tue 23/07/19

Creating Design Codes & Masterplans - Trumpington, Cambridge Site Visit

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Join us for a hands-on session on how to prepare and work with masterplans, design codes and other tools to deliver large scale, phased neighbourhoods. We will visit Trumpington and Great Kneighton to look at a wide range of award winning homes guided by David Birkbeck, Design for Homes, and learn from those involved in the process to better understand the use of codes and plans.


(Full Day)

Tue 10/09/19

Applying the Tall Building Policy

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

Design Review Conference

This event will be an opportunity to hear from those who bring schemes to design reviews, learning about how they experience the process and their recommendations for improvements.

Location: Palestra
Wed 25/09/19

Design Review Masterclass: Applying London Plan Policies

Specifically for panel members and chairs to learn about new design and quality related policies and how to apply them at design reviews.
Location: Palestra
Thu 03/10/19

Design, Design Scrutiny & Proactive Planning

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Design quality needs proactive planning. At this session we’ll learn about being proactive planners and how to ensure high design quality through planning.


Location: Palestra
Thu 24/10/19

The Circular Economy & Design

Exploring how we can be more economically and environmentally sustainable through innovative design solutions and re-using resources.
Location: Palestra
Thu 07/11/19

Understanding Housing Typologies

Learning about the range of housing types and layouts such as age-friendly housing and micro-homes.
Location: Palestra
Tue 19/11/19

Applying the Small Sites Policy 2

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Looking at how to assess, monitor and compare development proposals and implications for small site development in neighbourhoods.
Location: 55 Broadway
Tue 10/12/19

Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications

Looking at the new London Plan's housing targets, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.
Location: Palestra
Thu 16/01/20

Applying the Tall Building Policy 2

Looking at the new London Plan policies on tall buildings and how we assess them, considering pedestrian comfort and environmental impact.
Location: Palestra
Tue 28/01/20

Intensification Debate 2

Looking at the challenges and opportunities for different parts of the city to deliver higher density - from inner to outer boroughs.
Location: Palestra
Tue 11/02/20

Viability & Development Finances

Investigating recent policy and funding changes and looking at how these will impact borrowing potential and scheme viability.
Location: Palestra
Tue 03/03/20

Design Review Masterclass: Applying London Plan Policies

Specifically for panel members and chairs to learn about new design and quality related policies and how to apply them at design reviews.
Location: Endeavour Square
Thu 05/03/20

Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications 2

Looking at the new London Plan's housing targets, we will discuss how applications should be assessed to deliver well-designed homes.
Location: Endeavour Square
Tue 31/03/20

Residential Street Design

Looking at the role of public space in residential areas and how to apply Healthy Street policies, and consider shared space issues.
Location: Palestra
Thu 06/06/19
Past Event

Achieving Good Design Through Proactive Planning

Hear from our expert speakers on how proactive planning can enable good design and how best to approach this work.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Lowndes – Director, Turley
  • Jason Hawthorne – Director, VuCity
  • Richard Wilson – Strategic Lead Regeneration, LB Camden
  • Alicia Pivaro – Neighbourhood Planners London
  • Tom Selby – Deputy Team Leader, Croydon SPG

(Morning)

Tue 21/05/19
Past Event

EiP Matters: Transport Strategy & Schemes

Join us for lunch as we discuss the latest issues brought up at the London Plan Examination In Public (EiP), including how the delivery of the new London Plan’s transport policies affect the Mayor’s Good Growth Objectives and debate what it means for your borough and London.  

Thu 16/05/19, 9.45am–4pm
Past Event

Building Affordable Homes Masterclass: Making the most of Your Site*

A specialist series for local authorities and housing associations involved in delivering and managing affordable homes. At the first event in the series industry experts will share how best to understand a site’s local, social, economic and physical context to help achieve optimum solutions that deliver as many homes of the type and quality you need.

*Please note this series is in addition to our core programme of events and additional fees may apply. You can find more information about the series in the brochure by clicking the link below. If you are interested in attending this series, please send us an email.

Affordable Homes brochure

Tue 30/04/19, 9.15am–1pm
Past Event Download Event Takeaways

Intensification Debate

This event has already taken place but you can find the main lessons from the session in the ‘Event Takeaways’ document.

Why is intensification a good thing for people and what tensions can it create? How do we manage the tensions to maximise the benefits and minimise negative impact? Come and join us for a morning of debate, workshops and discussion where we unpack the benefits and effects of living and working at higher densities.

Speakers include:

  • Martin Tedder – Spatial Planning at TfL 
  • Yolande Barnes – Bartlett Real Estate Institute
  • Manisha Patel – PRP & Mayor’s Design Advocate
  • David Ogunmuyiwa – Architecture Doing Place & Mayor’s Design Advocate
Event Takeaways:
  • Intensification Debate Note 30.04.2019
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