A massive project that will change the way London’s underground system works. With new trains and platforms, new stations, buildings above them and schemes to improve the streets and squares around them, there is a lot to learn about the programme’s approach to design.
We will discuss why good junction design and crossings are essential for civilised cities. We will consider different forms of junction control, from signals to roundabouts, priority to ‘shared space’. We will look at the menagerie of controlled crossing types; from zebras to puffins with tigers, elephants (or their feet) and even the odd winged horse seeing some action too.
This workshop will concentrate on understanding and assessing a viability appraisal and separating fact from fiction. We will focus on how changes in funding impact on affordable housing delivery, the evolving relationship between S106 and CIL, and the deals done between developers and housing associations and how these are changing.
Design for Different Settings & Development Types
15th September 2016
This workshop will help you consider design considerations from common development types or settings such as tall buildings, residential schemes and building in an historic area. The day will move from complex schemes such as town extensions to the small but vital every-day schemes such as tricky infill development.
This session will give an understanding of the main housing design issues to be considered. We will take a close look at how to design different types of residential schemes, from self build infill to developer led high rise. We will learn from award winning examples and have a go at evaluating a scheme design ourselves.
Policy Symposium: Density Policies & the Density Matrix
22nd September 2016
We will review the usefulness and performance of existing Density policies and provide practical investigations into options for the future. The session will include short introductory talks, but will focus on encouraging conversation and discussion between all who attend.
Debate – Walking & Cycling in Harmony?
29th September 2016
With much of the first tranche of the Mayors Cycling Vision schemes built and being used, we will investigate their impact, and in particular if concerns over pedestrian/cyclist confusion or conflict have actually resulted.