Our events programme includes a wide range of seminars, debates, network meetings and practical hands-on workshops for your continual professional development.
To help you find the event best suited to your needs and interests, we have grouped the programme under event series – see our full list of series on the right.
Town Centres, High Streets & Public Transport
Agar Grove & Kings Cross Walking Tour
Part of the Planning London
Join us at Camden Council offices for an overview of the Kings Cross redevelopment scheme before walking through Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard to visit award winning Agar Grove. To quote Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe: ‘The Agar Grove Estate is a great example of how estate regeneration should be done: helping existing residents play an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood and ensuring the development works both for them and for future residents.'
Tour led by:
Alex Ely - Mae Architects
Michelle Christensen, Alex Bushell, Ed Jarvis - LB Camden regeneration, planning and urban design teams
Cleaning London's Air - Site Visit
Part of the Transport & Streets
Join us on a site visit to the recently completed public realm schemes in Shoreditch including Rivington Street, Leonards Circus and New Inn Yard. We will discuss the air quality benefits, the ‘ultra-low emission vehicle’ elements, including innovative automatic number plate recognition proposals, will bring to the neighbourhood.
Tour led by:
- Daniel Nelson & Luuk van Kessel, LB Hackney
What are the key characteristics of the suburbs that we need to celebrate and maintain into the future? Through a series of exercises, we will look at the positive aspects of living in suburbs and how to retain and enhance these features whilst delivering higher density.
· Accessibility & Small Site EiP Update – Jon Herbert & Jon Goodall, Troy Planning
· The Politics & Tolerances of Suburban Development – Tom Fox, St Albans District Council
· Focus on Enfield – Vincent Lacovara, LB Enfield
· Redesigning the Suburbs – Neil Deely, Metropolitan Workshop
Kings Crescent & Woodberry Wetlands Walking Tour
Join us on a walking tour to award winning Kings Crescent Estate. We will kick off with an update on the latest developments and hear from the architects and developers about the extensive engagement programme to involve residents from the start, before visiting Woodberry Wetlands, an urban wetland habitat and listed coal store converted into a café and education space for local residents.
Tour led by:
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Kaner Olette Architects
EiP Matters: Delivering Good Design
17:30 - 19:30
Aligned with the new London Plan Examination in Public (EiP); this session will bring together industry leaders to debate and discuss the potential emerging policy changes particularly relevant to Good and Inclusive Design.
- Levitt Bernstein
- Home Builders Federation
What are the important environmental issues all planners need to consider for proposals? Industry experts will unpack these issues and discuss techniques to measure and mitigate wind, temperature and daylight.
•Wind & Development – Andrew Allsop & Giulia Matteoni, ARUP
•Noise: Impact & Mitigation – Daniel Baker, MAS Environmental
•Light & Development – Anna Coppel & Mutlu Ucuncu, ARUP
•Policy & Planning – Gwyn Richards, City of London
Modelling for all Modes
A fresh look at how we use models to inform schemes and how modelling for pedestrians and cyclists can be part of this process.
Building Affordable Homes
A valuable get-together for those working in housing and regeneration teams in Local Boroughs and Housing Associations; we will be discussing and debating best practice for building and managing homes.
Public Space Design
Examining how planners can consider and influence the design of public spaces to deliver high quality places; offering local economic, environmental and social benefits.
Different Homes, Different Places
Delegates will consider how to deliver good growth in their borough over the next 10 years by setting out the range of homes needed in the area and identifying what works best where.
Cycling Review: How are we doing?
An overview of London’s recent cycling revolution, what is happening now, and how has our understanding of designing for cycling developed through experience.
Delegates will propose ways to ensure strategic opportunities for movement will be delivered alongside new growth and support local connections to new public spaces, schools and community facilities.
Tech & Planning the City
Considering how technology is supporting planning work; including community engagement, decision making and project delivery.
Design Review Network
An opportunity for those involved in managing and providing advice on design review panels to discuss best practice and emerging issues.
- Capacity Skills Survey & The London Quality Review Charter – Matthew Turner, GLA
- OPDC Community Review Group – Jan Ackenhausen, OPDC
- Essex County Council – Chris Kind, Peter Dawson and Martin Ivatt, ECC
Engagement and Co-Design Network
Young Practitioners Network
Buildings Frontage: Creating Good Neighbours
Constructing New Homes For London
Councillors Planning Network
How can we deliver good design and what are the benefits? We will discuss the principles of design with renowned author, Rob Cowan and focus on the Design Principles in the London Plan. How will this work in practice? Supporting councillors role as leaders in the community, we will investigate design review and see it in action.
Please note that this event is specifically for Councillors.
With a focus on London’s environment; we discuss the importance of delivering green infrastructure in your borough and learn how to assess landscape proposals and drawings in a practical workshop.
London's Tall Storeys
We will be interrogating the environmental and safety aspects of tall buildings in a series of expert presentations and on the ground at a tall building under construction.
Designing Rain Gardens: A Practical Guide
Design and the Historic Environment
We are off to Brixton for a practical heritage workshop with expert David McDonald, and visiting the recently renovated Lambeth Town Hall and nearby The Department Store. Spaces are limited due to site visit restrictions so book early to avoid disappointment.
Air Quality: Day 2
We will be rolling up our sleeves for a practical workshop session; offering helpful guidance for schemes entered for the Mayor’s Clean Air Fund 2018.
Building Tall Neighbourhoods
Join us for an investigation into the environmental and social impact of tower clusters in the planning pipeline; will they provide the housing we need and create prosperous neighbourhoods for everyone in the community?
Going for Growth
We will be working together to create a redevelopment plan for a former industrial site; looking at how a site can provide new public space and housing for its local community.