Design Basics – This series of events will help you learn what good design is and what it looks like in different places and through different scheme types.
Design Updates – We decide on the topics for these sessions nearer their dates so that they are as topical, practical and interesting as we can make them
Getting Homes Built- This series looks in detail at the trials and challenges of moving from a scheme concept to completed homes. It is run as a multi-session course and those who attend all sessions, and complete a small exercise, will be recognised as having completed more in depth-training.
Planning for Good Growth – This series of events look at the practice of planning in London; how it is done best, how it is changing and how it can improve.
Smart Approaches to Place – This series focuses on London’s changing geography and how intensification can be best managed and its benefits realised.
Intelligent Space & Travel – This series considers the importance of designing streets for people and places, looking in particular at their role in supporting public health, healthy lifestyles and connected, vibrant communities and local economies.
Delivering Well Designed Streets – This series looks in detail at the trials and challenges of moving from a scheme concept to completion.
Our 15th Anniversary – 2017 marks our 15th year, to celebrate we are holding a series of events, looking at what London has achieved and the lessons learnt.
These series are all made up of the following types of events:
Workshops – These practical sessions make up the majority of our programme, and include talks, exercises, case studies and site visits. You can find the topics covered within each series in our 2017/18 Events Programme.
Network Meetings – Throughout the year we host a range of sessions where people can meet, catch up with colleagues and share ideas. Sometimes these sessions will focus on ‘show and tell’ talks, taking us through a range of connected projects, and sometimes they will be round table discussions. Our networking events are best for meeting peers and hearing about new ideas, research, policies and case studies.
Councillor Briefings – These are sessions designed specifically to support councillors and other leaders. They include briefings on new legislation, policy and funding situations, plus advice and information about exemplar projects to illustrate who is doing what where.
Site Visits – These are guided tours of exemplar projects. Site visits are a great way to see the complexities of the design and development process first hand. We have a series of visits scheduled throughout 2017/18, with guided tours by those directly involved in designing and implementing the build. Spaces for Site Visits are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
In House and Private Training
To compliment our main training programme, we can also provide sessions delivered solely for your organisation, either at our offices or hosted by you.
- character of places,
- the building in its context and
- the public realm
A discussion with the organiser is essential prior to module confirmation. For more information please click here.
Design Surgeries and Reviews
We also offer advice on highway and building schemes, either through formal Design Reviews or our more informal Surgeries.