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Our events programme includes a wide range of seminars, debates, network meetings and practical hands-on workshops for your continual professional development.

Our training sessions are open to all of our subscribing members. Interested in becoming a member? Please send us an email.

Corona Virus - In light of Public Health England's guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (found here), our March and April events will no longer be conducted in physical, face-to-face settings. Audio-described PowerPoint Presentations by our speakers will be made available to those booked on so please continue to sign up. We are looking at how we can run more interactive sessions and will keep you updated as this progresses. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Tue 21/04/20, Half Day
Related Events: Planning

Considering ways to set out how many new homes will be needed in an area and how to help ensure these will be delivered.

Thu 23/04/20, Half Day
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on managing regeneration in central London. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Tue 28/04/20, Full Day
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

Looking at different design approaches to create more equitable streets.

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Thu 30/04/20, Full Day
Related Events: Building Homes

Everyone wants a high quality home in a good neighbourhood. This session will look at how to tell if your scheme will deliver this.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.

Wed 06/05/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A practical look at ways of assessing how your organisation manages design quality and how this could be improved.

Thu 07/05/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

A fascinating look back into how our city has developed, while learning lessons for how we plan for the future.

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Tue 12/05/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

An opportunity to learn what urban design is and the basic principles behind creating great places.

Thu 14/05/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport

Questioning whether we are on track to meet the Mayor’s Transport Strategy mode change, air quality and safety objectives.

Wed 20/05/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

A practical session looking at how to comply with the Quality Review Charter to run an exemplar panel.

This session is only open to our Managing Design Review Members.


Thu 21/05/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Discussing what planning in London should be aiming to achieve and how this chimes with national and/or local objectives.

Tue 26/05/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: National

Tue 02/06/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

Children using, enjoying and playing outside improves their health and well-being and helps them to value their environment. We will look at how to create great places for different kinds of play.

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Thu 04/06/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

An update on the GLA’s Supplementary Planning Guidance, with exercises to help explain how to apply it.

Tue 09/06/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Councillor's Network

For any Councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions share knowledge, discuss topical issues and present emerging policy and research.

Thu 11/06/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Two vital skills for planners, this course will explain the basics and suggest do’s and don’ts to apply in your work.

Tue 16/06/20, Full Day
Palestra

We will learn how to create robust planning policy and applications to help quantify, assess and mitigate development impacts on TfL underground and surface rail to support the delivery of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the new London Plan.

Thu 18/06/20
Palestra
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

Wed 24/06/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

For members in the first 10 years of their careers to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Thu 25/06/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

We will run through common landscaping options, where they are best used and their pros and cons.

Tue 30/06/20, Full Day
Endeavour Square
Related Events: Design Review

Design Review has a growing influence in the planning process. We now have 29 panels in London, with more in the pipeline. But how do we get the most out of the reviews and make sure they have an impact? The UDL Design Review conference represents a unique opportunity for the design review community to come together and talk about what's happening in panels today. We will focus on impact, innovation, strategy and collaborations.


This session is only open to our Managing Design Review Members.

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Wed 01/07/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport

Looking at how to plan a successful Liveable Neighbourhoods including site identification, base line mapping and data collection and defining your project outcomes.

Tue 07/07/20
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

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

Time: Full Day

Wed 08/07/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

An important part of pro-active planning, we will consider how to create appraisals that have real impact.

Tue 14/07/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

A chance to see and look and learn from a current project.

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Thu 16/07/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

At the heart of any good scheme is a deep understanding of context. We will look at how to develop and use this knowledge to inform your work.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.

Time: Full Day

Wed 22/07/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on managing change in outer London. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Wed 09/09/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

Without the right people, an organisation cannot deliver good quality results. This session will look at how to do a skills audit and help fill requirements identified.

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Thu 10/09/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Looking at what a design led approach to density means in practice, with examples, tips and discussion.

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Wed 16/09/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport

Streets are used for movement, but they are also important places for people to enjoy. This session will look at how to ensure safe movement whilst creating valued places.

Thu 17/09/20, Full Day
Palestra

Looking at the fundamentals of designing great homes and neighbourhoods.

Wed 23/09/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

A growing area of interest, this session will look at emerging best practice in the use of community panels.

This session is only open to our Managing Desgin Review Members.

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Thu 24/09/20, Full Day
Related Events: Streets & Transport

This session will introduce design requirements and the right cycle infrastructure for different types of streets and neighbourhoods.

Tue 29/09/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Councillor's Network

For any Councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions share knowledge, discuss topical issues and present emerging policy and research.

Thu 01/10/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

From older persons housing to co-living for young professionals we will look at a range of lifestyles and the types of buildings and environments each might need.

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Wed 07/10/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

We will look at the positive role Green Infrastructure plays in cleaning our air and unpack current projects and programmes the boroughs, TfL and the GLA are delivering to improve Air Quality.

Thu 08/10/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Planning as a profession is rooted in the promotion of public health. We will look at how today’s planners can help tackle current health issues.

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Thu 15/10/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A look at tools and techniques that can help ensure individual schemes and projects deliver quality.

Wed 21/10/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport

We will look at emerging ideas to create a better connected bus network and more reliable and welcoming service with improved journey times.

Thu 22/10/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

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

Tue 03/11/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

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.
 

Thu 05/11/20, Half Day
Palestra

Whether you are working with existing communities or new residents, we will talk through how best to consider the needs of the people who will live near or in the housing you are building.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.

Time: Half Day

Wed 11/11/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

This session will look at the various tools available to help us understand, value and manage our environment.

Tue 17/11/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on working with open spaces. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Wed 18/11/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

The next stage of our urban renaissance is likely to revolve around small schemes with cumulative local impact. This session will consider how best to approach such projects.

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Tue 24/11/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

Learning from successful Liveable Neighbourhood projects we will discuss best practice tools and techniques that influence design such as; traffic modelling, community engagement and monitoring.

Thu 26/11/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

An opportunity to learn what urban design is and the basic principles behind creating great places.

Wed 02/12/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

Debating whether new policy and informed sustainable design can mitigate the impact of climate change and provide a resilient, bio-diverse future.

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Wed 09/12/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

There is little point in having the best review panels if the decision making authority does not take notice of their advice. This session will look at options to get appropriate buy-in.

This session is only open to our Managing Design Review Members.

Thu 10/12/20, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

Housing is only ever as good as the people who design and deliver it. This session will provide tips on how to get the best from your partners and consultants.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.


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Wed 16/12/20, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

A chance to learn about and discuss greening for and by communities.

Wed 06/01/21, Full Day
Palestra

Analysing why design quality matters and how it relates to other priorities such as public health, well being, resource efficiency and economic resilience.

Tue 12/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

We will consider how to use assessments to help us deal with the climate emergency and threat to biodiversity.

Thu 14/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

Analysing why design quality matters and how it relates to other priorities such as public health, well being, resource efficiency and economic resilience.

Wed 20/01/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

An update on construction options, and current best practice approaches.This session will look at the pros and cons of different techniques and materials.

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Thu 21/01/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

We have ambitious planting targets. This session will look at the policy, standards, guidance and practicalities of delivering trees through development.

Tue 26/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Young Practitioner's Network

For members in the first 10 years of their careers to meet and learn from other inspiring young practitioners.

Thu 28/01/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

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

Wed 03/02/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport

This session will consider the variety of options available to reduce traffic speeds and create safer streets for all.

Thu 04/02/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Councillor's Network

For any Councillor who has an interest in placemaking and design; these sessions share knowledge, discuss topical issues and present emerging policy and research.

Tue 09/02/21, Half Day
Related Events: Design Review

Many reviews look at similar issues. In this session we will share experiences and the type of advice given.

This session is only open to our Managing Design Review Members.

Thu 11/02/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

Looking at how we can make the best use of resources and minimise impact on our environment. This session will discuss the use of materials and products.

Wed 24/02/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

The world of housing funding is complex and ever changing. We will examine current funding routes and requirements.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.

Thu 25/02/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Streets & Transport’

An in-depth look at design options for different types of junctions.

Tue 02/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on delivering capital programmes. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Thu 04/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

Learn about this important way of increasing biodiversity, help clean air and improve the liveability of places.

Wed 10/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Delivering Design Quality

A detailed look at how to consider costs, benefits and business plans to achieve design quality.

Thu 11/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Intro Level Courses

Explaining the main issues involved in designing great streets and public spaces.

Tue 16/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Building Homes

Proposals that never leave the drawing board are of no help. We will look at  how best to ensure your homes are completed and used.

This session is only open to our Building Public Homes Members.

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Thu 18/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

These are a type of development that can require particular design and planning skills. This session will discuss how to consider and manage tall building proposals.
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Wed 24/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Green City

London can be a greener city, delivering bio-diverse landscapes through development. In this session we will look at practical ways of designing habitat rich buildings, streets and spaces.

Thu 25/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Focus Groups

Round-table conversation on managing markets. This small session will be an opportunity to talk to others facing similar challenges and learn from each other.

Tue 30/03/21, Full Day
Palestra
Related Events: Housing

Discussing whether we are successfully tackling the housing crisis and asking if we are building enough high quality homes in the right places, at a level people can afford.

Wed 31/03/21, Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Design Review

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

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.

Agenda includes:

  • The Policy Framework and its Applications - Andy Watson
  • Tools and Techniques for Managing Landscape Change - Kate Ahern
  • Natural Capital and How it Can Help the Rural Economy - Molly Biddell

This session is only open to our National Programme Members.

Past Event

Wed 11/03/20, Time: Half Day
Palestra
Related Events: Planning

In this session we will take an in-depth look at Strategic site masterplanning in Outer London and beyond, understanding the elements and processes for achieving well designed places through the planning process.  We will investigate case studies and have a practical session mapping out ways to approach masterplanning in the planning process

Past Event

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


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