We will be visiting South Acton accompanied by local expert guides and project manager to look at this suburban town centre that has undergone huge changes over the last few years. We will look at the borough vision and the inception of the project, its aims, who is involved, how it is progressing and how it has evolved into a successful centre.
Expert Guides From:
- LB Ealing
- Countryside Properties
- L&Q Housing Association
- HTA Design
28th February 2017 (Morning Session)
The DCLG have earmarked this day to come along to set out the long-awaited housing white paper direction. If as we hope, the paper has been published, it offers a great opportunity for us to consider its implications and how it will help delivery of homes. Alongside this, we will have a timely update on progress made by the GLA on responses to the consultation and emerging ideas on the London Plan and the direction London is heading as well as an introduction to the Mayor’s Transport and Healthy Streets Strategy.
Agenda to Include:
- Keep it London: Studies & Findings from Historic England – Graham Saunders, Historic England
- Mayor’s Transport Strategy: Emerging Direction – Lucinda Turner, TfL
- Housing White Paper: Fixing our Broken Housing Market – Steve Quartermain, DCLG
We will be visiting two exemplar schemes to learn about how their designs developed, how they responded to challenges and how they look and work once built. We have an opportunity to hear from residents on their experiences of redevelopment, what were the lessons to be learnt and how can we ensure good growth, making it work for London’s existing communities and creating new great places to live.
Agenda to Include:
- Bacton Low Rise: Regeneration Phase 1
- Ely Court Kilburn Park
At this session we will look at the relationship between local movement networks and the way people can get to, and use, what is going on – either in buildings or public spaces. We will discuss how well we understand this connection and whether we have the policies or tools to support good relationships that help to deliver the Healthy Streets and Good Growth agendas.
Speakers to Include:
- Peter Heath, Atkins
- Fred Manson, Heatherwick Studio
- Bruce McVean, Transport for London
- Eime Tobari, Space Syntax
This workshop will concentrate on understanding and assessing a viability appraisal and learning 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.
Agenda to Include:
- The GLA’s Role on Assessing Viability – Jennifer Peters, GLA
- Viability as a Positive Planning Tool – Hugh Lacey, Pioneer Property Services
- Direct financial Implications of Growth – Chris Twigg, Inner Circle Consulting
Supported Design Project
22nd March 2017 (Morning Session)
For those completing the Designing for Cycling course, delegates will present their ideas to a panel of industry experts for review and feedback. Project work will be reviewed by our external adjudicators of leading academics.
Emerging London Plan Ideas
23rd March 2017 (Morning Session)
A workshop to discuss the GLA’s ideas for new London Plan design policies. Following our series of events on this topic in 2016, we presented the GLA with a wide range of thoughts and ideas on future policies. At this event we will hear from the London Plan team about the type of policies they are proposing to take forward and we will spend the morning discussing how these could work and be improved.
31st March 2017 (Morning Session)
Join us on our guided cycle ride as we head east along Cycle Super Highway 2. We will take in the Olympic Park and visit brand new cycle infrastructure delivered as part of Walthamstow’s on-going Mini-Holland project.
Numbers are limited and delegates must be able to cycle safely. Cycle hire is available if needed.