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26th May 2016 (09:45 – 16:00)

Before the concept of a development is considered, the relationships and communications made with partners across the industry are vital in ensuring an understanding of need, ambition and desired outcomes for any area.  This session will investigate how to make the most of the councillor, community, developer, planner and other professional relationships to understand how using these networks, sites for development are brought to the market.


09:45 Registration & Refreshments

10:00 How can strategic aims and relationships strengthen delivery? – Colin Wilson, GLA

10:20 What are the relationship and communication challenges to delivery? – Nathan Smith, Barratt London

10:40 How to deliver and understand local need and ambition – Michael Holland, Pocket Living

11:00 How can communications help link local need and outcomes? – Paul Dimoldenberg, Quatro Public Communications

11:20 Q&A and Refreshments

11:50 Why do we need to consult and build professional relationships? – Peter Bradley & Richard Shirley, TfL

12:20 What does a good communication strategy look like? -Mike Saunders, Common Place

12:45 Round up & Lunch

13:30 Local Authority – experience and case studies

  • Lambeth – David Joyce & Cllr Nigel Haseldon
  • Camden – Jed Young
  • Hackney & UEL – The Nightingale Estate Study, Ann Frankel & Mark Lemanski
  • Q&A

14:45 Building Relationships – miscommunications, communities and their concerns – Michael Ball, Waterloo Community Development Group

15:15    Discussion on evolving and best practice

  • Cllr Julianne Marriott, LB Newham
  • Cllr Sue Vincent, LB Camden
  • Cllr Andrew Wood, LB Tower Hamlets


16:00 Round Up & Close

Policy Symposium
7th June 2016 (Half Day)

In the run up to a new London Plan we will be holding a number of small audience events to talk through future policy ideas.  At this session we will be discussing the place making, heritage and crime protection policies.

Agenda to Include:

  • Lifetime Neighbourhoods and Inclusive Environments (current policies 7.1 & 7.2) Lead TBC
  • Designing Out Crime (current policy 7.3) Led by Martin Hubbard, Metropolitan Police
  • Local Character, Public Realm and  Architecture (current policies 7.4, 7.5 & 7.6) Led by Matthew Carmona, UCL/ Place Alliance
  • Historic Environment and Landscape (current policies 7.8, 7.9 & 7.10) Led by David MacDonald, Heritage Consultant

Please note: This event is now fully booked but if any of our members would like to receive this sessions ‘Key Takeaways’ please let us know.

Supporting Cyclists at Junctions & Crossings
8th June 2016 (Full Day)

This session will explore different design options for links and junctions including priority junctions, crossings and roundabouts. We will also explore the principles behind standard signal layouts and use hands-on exercises to calculate junction capacity and signal timings.

Agenda to Include

  • Innovative Approaches to Junction Design on the Cycle Superhighways – Jack Pulker, TfL
  • Designing Quietway Crossings of the TLRN – Mark Artis, TfL
  • Designing Cycle Friendly Roundabouts – Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates
  • Gyratory Removal and Public Realm Enhancement – David Samuel, TfL
  • Determining Capacity and the Scope for Change at Signalised Junctions – Brian Deegan, TfL
  • Traffic Signal Methods of Control that Benefit Cyclists – Brian Deegan, TfL

Debate – The Clean Air ChallengeSteerDaviesGleave_140w
16th June 2016 (Half Day)

With the Mayors Clean Air Fund calling on us all to  rise to the difficult challenge of making London more breathable, we will discuss how effective individual initiatives can be and the potential for large scale change in emissions.

Agenda to Include

  • An Overview of Current and Emerging Policies on Air Quality – Elliot Treharne, Air Quality Manager, GLA
  • Transport for London’s Strategy and how it feeds into the Mayor’s Transport Strategy – Sam Longman, Policy Manager (Environment), TfL
  • Research Perspectives – Kings College London (TBC)
  • The Public Health Perspective – Andy Cross, Public Health Registrar, GLA
  • Borough Perspectives: Working towards a low emission neighbourhood – Cllr Heather Acton, Cabinet Member Sustainability and Parking, City of Westminster
  • Borough Perspectives: Mayors Air Quality Fund – Tim Forrester, Manager, WestTrans

Underground in Bloom TbD_logo_140w
17th June 2016 (Breakfast Briefing)

A chance to learn more about the long-running gardening competition of tube stations that has brought platforms, forecourts and ticket offices to life. Designed to be fit for purpose for staff and appealing for travellers, we will look at some of the best examples and hear from those who have created these oases.

Agenda to Include

  • Overview of Underground in Bloom – Ann Gavaghan, Design & Communities Development Manager, TfL
  • Case Study: Loughton Underground Station (2015 competition entry) – Kieran Dimelow, Train Operations Manager, TfL
  • Site visit to South Kensington Underground Station Garden (2016 competition entry)

Greener Streets: Beyond Street Trees SteerDaviesGleave_140w
22nd June 2016 (Full Day)

We will look at the role planting plays in meeting objectives such as the Mayors Transport Strategy as well as being an aim in itself. The emphasis will be on how greener streets can deliver health improvements, resilience and encourage walking and cycling.

Agenda to Include

  • Green Streets, Green London – Peter Massini, Urban Greening Team Leader, GLA
  • Establishing Trees in Paving – David Moores, Director of Public Realm, Project Centre
  • Plant Specification – Caroline Swann, Manager, Hilliers Nurseries
  • Olympic Park Green Infrastructure – LDA Design (TBC)
  • Planting Design and Historic Squares – Marie Burns, Director, Burns & Nice
  • Growing Bankside Urban Forest – Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager, Bankside BID
  • Costing and Managing Green Infrastructure – John Parker, Arboriculture and Landscape, TfL