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Our National Programme for built environment officers and councillors across England covers planning, housing, public realm, streets and transport topics.  The sessions provide an opportunity for those influencing and managing the built environment to meet, share ideas and discuss best practice.

Subscribe to our National Programme for access to a wide range of events. For more information please get in touch.

Subscribing organisations have access to events that cover topical issues and challenges.

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Wed 12/02/20
Endeavour Square
Related Events: National

An in-depth discussion of best practice on town centre development, their uses, management, public spaces and highway design.

Agenda includes:

  • High Streets & Town Centres 2030 - Ojay McDonald, ATCM
  • High Street 2030: Achieving Change - Dr Steve Millington, MMU
  • The Teenage Market - Joe Barratt, Market Innovations
  • Case Study: Hitchin High Street - Tom Hardy, Town Centre Manager
  • Case Study: Willesden High Street - Cllr Shama Tatler, LB Brent     

This morning session is only open to our National Programme Members. It precedes an afternoon session looking at London's town centres and high streets which is open to all members.

Time: Morning


Tue 24/03/20
Related Events: National

For those interested in learning about assessing new country houses, buildings in a rural setting and landscape management.

This session is only open to our National Programme Members.

Tue 26/05/20
Related Events: Planning

A practical workshop on viability testing: assessing values, affordable homes, public realm and other contributions within any development.

This session is only open to our National Programme Members

Tue 30/06/20
Related Events: National

A practical session dedicated to highway requirements, parking options, encouraging walking and cycling and street planting.

This session is only open to our National Programme Members

Past Event

Tue 26/11/19
Related Events: National

A session covering good plan-making: assessing growth options, finding sites and setting local requirements including community amenities.

This session is only open to our National Programme Members


Past Event

Wed 30/10/19
Related Events: National

A useful introductory/refresher session looking at placemaking and urban design; covering current policy drivers, how to embed good design in local authorities, and understanding the important elements that contribute towards good housing and street design.  This will be a practical session including a site visit and a discussion on the challenges to delivering well designed places. 

This session is only open to our National Programme Members.

 Event agenda here


Subscribing members have access to in-house sessions to deal with specific training or design quality management challenges.

Example sessions include:

  • Introduction to urban design - training for your planning, housing and highway teams
  • Facilitated discussion with Councillors and chief officers on how your authority can best manage and deliver design and place quality
  • Feedback on your draft design policies or guidance documents
  • How to successfully involve communities
  • Introduction to drawing and reading plans
  • Creating a walkable neighbourhood

Subscribing members can also attend specialised events in our London Programme. We run sessions on higher density housing, understanding viability and designing cycle facilities, to name a few.

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Urban Design London events are free to attend for all of our subscribing members. Please use your organisation email to proceed.

If you are interested in learning more about our membership options, or if you experience any problems with this booking form, please contact info@urbandesignlondon.com.

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