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UDL Summer School 2021

Join us for our 2021 virtual Summer School that will guide you through the complexities of making great neighbourhoods.

The three days will provide an introduction to urban design, street design and housing design with talks and virtual site visits. Project work and experienced mentors will help you develop a robust understanding of ‘place’ as we explore and critically assess your neighbourhood.

Ideal for anyone wanting to learn about designing great neighbourhoods. Please email us on info@urbandesignlondon.com to reserve your place.

Matthew Carmona

Professor Matthew Carmona

Professor of Planning & Urban Design

Kruti Patel

Kruti Patel

Associate

Pooja Agrawal

Pooja Agrawal

CEO & Co-Founder

Nick Tyler

Professor Nick Tyler

Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering

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Stephanie Edwards

Director & Co-Founder

Annabel Keegan

Annabel Keegan

Associate

PJA

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones

Principal Consultant

PJA

Brian Deegan

Brian Deegan

Technical Director for Walking & Cycling

Amy

Amy Burbidge

Senior Master Development & Design Manager

Roland Karthaus

Roland Karthaus

Director

Valerie Conway

Valerie Conway

Development consultant

Rachel Aldred

Rachel Aldred

Professor

Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd

Head of Urban design advice

David Tittle

David Tittle

Chief Executive

Alan

Alan Wann

Co-Director

Amanda

Amanda Reynolds

Director

Fabrizio Matillana

Fabrizio Matillana

Principal Urban Designer

Ian Hingley

Ian Hingley

Co-Founder & Principal Landscape Architect

Lauren Kehoe

Lauren Kehoe

Principal Urban Design Officer

Lee Mallett

Lee Mallett

Director

Luke Tozer

Luke Tozer

Director

Marta Liut

Marta Liut

Regneration & Urban Design Officer

Nivedita Vijayan

Nivedita Vijayan

Associate Director of Urban Design

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Chairman

PJA

Raul Bielsa

Raul Biesla

Urban Design Officer

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Sebastian Loew

Editor

Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes

Commercial Design Advisor

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Good Urban Design

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Understanding the foundations of good urban design and placemaking and what makes a great neighbourhood; we will look at the characteristics of well-designed places and how these can help achieve planning and policy objectives.

09.00 Welcome and Introductions
09.30 Introductory Lectures

  • Why do we need good urban design?
  • Urban design principles
  • Design tools & processes
  • Design & community engagement

11.00 Q&A with speakers
11.30 Lunch & neighbourhood assignment
14.00 Top tricks & tips breakout zone

  • The structure of places
  • Understanding drawings & graphics
  • Desktop research

14.30 Virtual tour
15.00 Mentoring on living local
17.00 Social sundown
Reflections from a senior practitioner

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Good Street Design

Friday, 10 September 2021

Understanding the important role that slow streets play in supporting healthy communities. We will consider street design that prioritises active travel and balances the demands from different modes of travel, servicing and freight.

09.00 Welcome and Introductions
09.30 Introductory Lectures

  • Why do we need good street design?
  • Streets for movement & living
  • Designing slow streets
  • Streets as green & water friendly places

11.00 Q&A with speakers
11.30 Lunch & neighbourhood assignment
14.00 Top tricks & tips breakout zone

  • 21st century high streets
  • Places for people
  • Designing for people who walk

14.30 Virtual tour
15.00 Mentoring on living local
17.00 Social sundown
Reflections from a senior practitioner

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Goof Housing Design

Monday, 13 September 2021

Understanding the foundations of good urban design and placemaking and what makes a great neighbourhood; we will look at the characteristics of well-designed places and how these can help achieve planning and policy objectives.

09.00 Welcome and Introductions
09.30 Introductory Lectures

  • Why do we need well-designed homes?
  • Housing design principles
  • Housing typologies
  • Housing viability

11.00 Q&A with speakers
11.30 Lunch & neighbourhood assignment
14.00 Top tricks & tips breakout zone

  • Understanding housing drawings
  • Construction methods & materials
  • Bins, bikes & common areas

14.30 Virtual tour
15.00 Mentoring on living local
17.00 Social sundown
Reflections from a senior practitioner

UDL Summer School 2021 Early Bird Ticket £300 +VAT (ends 8th August 2021)

UDL Summer School 2021 Ticket £450 +VAT

Please email us to reserve your place.

“I just wanted to express my gratitude to (my mentor) for being a fantastic mentor and for giving his time to provide us invaluable insight into our assignments. His experience in designing and delivering places was especially useful in helping us to understand our neighbourhoods and what we could do to implement change that can have a positive impact for our local communities and I will certainly take forward his guidance into my day-to-day work. Many thanks once again for a great three days at the Summer School.”
2020 Summer school delegate

“The course was fantastic. I really liked the variety […and length] of presentations, which kept everyone’s attention and enabled the speakers to concentrate on the main issues. The virtual site visits and mentoring sessions were really good and varied.”
2020 Summer school delegate

“Amazing course content, great variety and really interesting discussions. Well-structured days that stuck to the timings really well, and fantastic resources provided. I especially like that we can watch the presentation/ lectures again as, because there was so much to absorb.”
2020 Summer school delegate

“I just want to say how happy I am to have attended and thinking about it always makes me want to dance a jig. Despite it being held online, I appreciate how you managed to be very efficient and creative with technology. The environment was friendly, I loved everything that was discussed, and I forgot all insecurities (my lack of a formal UD education) when discussing the assignment with my mentor.”
2020 Summer school delegate

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