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Our networking events are for those influencing and managing spaces and places to meet, share ideas and discuss best practice.

A series of events specifically for those involved with building public housing. These sessions provide an opportunity for those working in, or with, home-building local authorities and housing associations, to share ideas, experiences and learn about best practice. To subscribe to our Building Homes network please get in touch.

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Thu 19/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

At this session we will take closer look at procuring, managing and delivering good design. Industry experts will share their best practice advice on writing a good brief and how to manage the procurement process for masterplans, architectural and other design work, as well as checking and controlling design quality through a project’s lifecycle.

 Learning outcomes

  • Understand what makes a good brief
  • Learn how to avoid pitfalls when managing procurement
  • Hear how to efficiently evaluate and monitor designs

Time: 9.00-13.00

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Tue 12/11/19
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

This session will look at tenant needs and the specific design considerations to keep in mind when designing homes to be rented, sold outright and everything in between. We will consider the specific challenges of bulding affordable homes within a mixed tenue scheme, how to balance commercial and community objetives and resolve potential conflicts, while delivering well designed public and shared spaces.
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Thu 28/11/19, 9am
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
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Wed 05/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Housing Network

Building affordable homes is about creating and supporting thriving communities while ensuring people have access to a decent place to live. We will look at the long-term and discuss ways to ensure quality throughout the lifecycle of the buildings and spaces you are creating. We will also consider maintenance and management requirements and how cohesion and sustainability can be thought through.

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Thu 12/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For those involved in public housing delivery and management, to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.
Past Event

Thu 04/07/19, 12.40–4.45pm
Palestra
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.

(Half Day, afternoon)

Past Event

Thu 16/05/19, 9.45am–4pm
Palestra

A specialist series for local authorities and housing associations involved in delivering and managing affordable homes. At the first event in the series industry experts will share how best to understand a site’s local, social, economic and physical context to help achieve optimum solutions that deliver as many homes of the type and quality you need.

*Please note this series is in addition to our core programme of events and additional fees may apply. You can find more information about the series in the brochure by clicking the link below. If you are interested in attending this series, please send us an email.

Affordable Homes brochure

A specialist series of events tailored for those involved in Design Review. The sessions provide a chance for practitioners to share ideas, concerns and best practice with panellists and panel managers.

Wed 11/09/19
Palestra
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.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Jenkins (journalist)
  • Selina Mason (Lendlease)
  • Gavin Hale Brown (Henley Halebrown)
  • Oliver Sheppard (DP9)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
  • Charles Moran (cma planning)
  • Katerina Karaga (Farrells)
  • Hassan Mohamed (TfL)
  • And more

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 

(Open event for all Design Review users. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Time: 9.30-15.30

Wed 25/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

This session is specifically tailored for panel members and chairs to hear about new design and quality related policies in the emerging London Plan and discuss how to apply them at design reviews.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand which emerging London plan policies may be relevant when reviewing schemes
  • Learn what the policies say about design review as part of our planning system

Time: 9.30-13.00

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Wed 27/11/19
55 Broadway
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Thu 06/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For anyone involved in using, participating or managing design reviews to share ideas and updates.

Wed 11/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Specifically for panel members and chairs to learn about new design and quality related policies and how to apply them at design reviews.

Time: 9.00-13.00

Past Event

Wed 17/07/19
Endeavour Square
Related Events: Planning

Fine-tune your design review management skills at chairing and writing reports. With experienced chairs including Amanda Reynolds, Gillian Horn and Fred Manson, and professional writers Sarah Carmona and Chris Whitehorn, we will discuss the most effective ways of chairing review sessions and how best to write clear and concise summaries of what was said.

Past Event

Thu 09/05/19
Endeavour Square

Join us for a discussion on design review’s role in the GLA’s design led approach in managing densities, including how panels can offer support beyond planning applications. We will also hear from Ben van Bruggen, Manager at Auckland’s Urban Design Strategy Team on how their design review panel is managed abroad.

Speakers include:

  • GLA Update: Matthew Turner – GLA
  • Design Review beyond Planning Applications: Phil Jones – Phil Jones Associates
  • Design Review in other Countries: Ben van Bruggen – Manager of Auckland’s Urban Design Strategy Team
  • Offering Support Beyond Planning Applications: Louise Goodison – Cazenove Architects

For all councillors who have an interest in placemaking and design. These focussed briefings include topical presentations and research.  They provide an opportunity for those influencing our built environment to meet, share ideas and discuss best practice.

Tue 17/09/19
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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.

Speakers:

  • 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

Wed 04/03/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For any councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions will include topical presentations and research.

Time: 10.00-13.00

Past Event

Thu 13/06/19, 11am–1pm
Palestra
Related Events: Network

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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For members in the first 10 years of their career our network events offer a chance to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

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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.

Time: Evening

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Wed 26/02/20
Palestra
Related Events: Network

For members in the first 10 years of their career; to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.
Past Event

Wed 01/05/19, 6–8.30pm

What will the future of work look like? Where will it be located? Is work and personal life merging too closely and how will it affect our well-being? Join us for an evening of debate, discussion and drinks as we tackle these questions with fellow inspiring practitioners. This event is an open invite. If you're not a subscribing member, please email us to book your place.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Channon – Assael Architects & author of Happy by Design
  • Clare Bailey – Savills
  • Nissa Shahid – Future Cities Catapult
  • Philippa Jopp – LB Camden
  • Paul O'Brien – Carl Turner Architects
  • Justyna Michalik-Minken – Creative Works
  • Kieron Stephens – Autor Architects

Location: Karakusevic Carson Architects

A series of get-together to discuss, share and learn about specific projects and policy developments in the built environment.

Thu 23/01/20
Palestra
Related Events: Greening

The London Plan introduces an Urban Greening Factor that aims to accelerate the amount of high quality green infrastructure provided by all major developments. This session will explore how it works and the tools available to help you make urban greening design choices that meet local needs.
 
The workshop will be led by Peter Massini, Abby Crisostomo and Samantha Davenport from the GLA's Green Infrastructure Team and is best suited to planners and other professionals involved in the planning process or urban design.
 
Learning Outcomes:
• Understand how major development proposals contribute to the greening of London 
• Learn how to apply the Urban Greening Factor policy to a variety of development scenarios
 
Time: Half-day, Morning
Past Event

Thu 04/07/19
Palestra
Related Events: Planning Housing

Where does responsibility lie for the materials we use and how can we reduce our energy use? How can built environment professions contribute meaningfully; improving policies and making a healthier city for the future? Join us to discuss our role in addressing the climate crisis with Eco Building specialist and former Professor of Architecture, Dr Tom Woolley and award winning co-founder of Sustainable by Design and Green Construction Board, Lynne Sullivan.


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