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Wed 26/02/20
Gardner Stewart Architects
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For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Agenda includes:

  • What's next? A horizon Scan for Young Practitioners in uncertain times

Kindly sponsored by Karakusevic Carson Architects

Time: Afternoon

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Past Event

Thu 06/02/20
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For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates. Come and contribute to ideas about how UDL can provide more information about Design Review in London on their website.

Agenda includes:

  • Proposal for a new London Design Review web resource
  • How could, or should, we be monitoring impact of reviews?
  • Is there enough innovation in Design Review?

Time: Morning

Past Event

Thu 28/11/19
55 Broadway
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For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices

Agenda Includes:
    Alan Benson, LB Haringey
    Mark Baigent, LB Tower Hamlets

This session is only open to our Building Homes Network members

Time: Morning

Past Event

Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
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Roundtable discussion on UDL’s research and proposal for how to better support the Design Review community and help them achieve their priorities.

Time: 16:00-18:00

Past Event

Tue 17/09/19
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This is a session for elected members to discuss briefings on planning and viability.  We will hear from MHCLG on the national strategic planning direction and have early insight into the new Planning Practice Guidance and Design Manual to be launched in the autumn.  We will also gain insight into the art of viability and how it is applied, balancing public policy requirements and profit.  This event is a must attend session for decision makers who want to get the best for their neighbourhoods.


  • Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Andy von Bradsky, Chief Architect, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager – Viability, GLA
  • Andrew Jones & Ellie Clayton-Smith, BPS Chartered Surveyors
  • Esther Kurland & Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

 Time: 09:00 -13:00

Past Event

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

We often hear from those who run, sit on or chair Design Review panels, but at this event those who present their designs and pay for reviews will talk about their experiences at the morning session. After lunch we will run a workshop and panel discussion on how to inform our thinking on proposals to support Design Review in future. You are welcome to attend one or both of the sessions. To book or for more info, please email us.

Morning agenda (09:30 - 12:45):

   1. Welcome: London is growing

   2. What it is like to take a scheme to be reviewed

  • Selina Mason, Lendlease
  • Gavin Hale Brown, HHBR
  • Katerina Karaga, Farrells
  • Teresa Borsuk, Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Charles Moran, CMA Planning

Afternoon agenda (13:00 - 16:00):

    1. How is Design Review developing?

  • Reviews and public housing -Tom Sykes, TfL
  • Reviews and street improvements - Hassan Mohamad, TfL
  • Kathy MacEwen - UDL

   2. Workshop – How can design review practice be improved?

  • Panel procurement, set up and management
  • Review sessions and notes
  • Use of review advice by negotiators and decision makers
  • Monitoring and research

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear about what it is like to present a scheme at design review
  • Discuss how developers and scheme promoters can make best use of the review process 

Time: 9.30-12:45 & 13:00 - 16:00

Past Event

Wed 11/09/19
Related Events: Network

Join us for an evening discussion on the changing role of communication in the built environment sector. We’ll look at digital platforms and the online persona’s responsibility in our organizations, as well as ethical and inclusive communication of design projects in-house and with the broader community.

Speakers include:
• Joseph Henry (GLA)
• Luuk Van Kessel (LB Hackney)
• Priya Shah (BAME in Property)
• Alisha Morenike Fisher (Black Females in Architecture)
• Owen Wainhouse, (London Festival of Architecture)
• Nisha Kurian (We Made That)

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Past Event

Thu 04/07/19, 12.40–4.45pm
Related Events: Network

An opportunity to network with others working in housing delivery. Dr Tom Woolley will update us on how to best achieve healthy buildings, and how Housing Design Audits can improve living standards. We will also hear from local boroughs on how their building programmes can deliver well designed homes.

This session is only open to our Building Homes Network members

(Half Day, afternoon)

Past Event

Thu 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
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With mounting pressure to deliver London’s homes in our green suburban areas, we will discuss the ‘New Kind of Suburbia’ with award winning Metropolitan Workshop.  In collaboration with leading thinkers, including Max Wakefield from Powering Parks Project, we will look at the research undertaken on how best to manage growth in these areas.  After lunch we will look at how CIL can be invested in public spaces, with insight into ‘Planning for urban green space’ with Dr Meredith Whitten.

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