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Thu 17/06/21
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Related Events: Streets

We will be taking a small group of delegates to experience new cycle infrastructure in central London and consider the key attributes of a good cycle route, network planning principles, and visit best practice in cycle friendly junction design, crossings and side roads.

We are planning to film the event and broadcast the footage during an online Lunch & Learn session on June 23 where delegates will get the opportunity to discuss the film and quiz our guides and cycle experts - Brian Deegan of Urban Movement and Lucy Marstrand of Metis Consultants.

Tue 22/06/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

How Codes work with both automatic and express planning permission.

Tue 22/06/21, 2–5pm
Zoom
Related Events: Design Review Network

An opportunity to discuss topical issues and opportunities faced by Design Review panels.

Wed 23/06/21, 1–2pm
Online

In this Lunch & Learn session we will be sharing a footage of the cycle tour on June 17th and answering your questions. Paul Dodd will be joined by Brian Deegan of Urban Movement and Lucy Marstrand of Metis Consultants in this short, interactive session for all those who could not join us on the cycle tour and for anyone else who is interested in learning more about the attributes of good cycle routes, network planning principles and best practice.

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Thu 24/06/21
Online
Related Events: Natural London

We will be taking a small group of delegates to see some best practice examples of green walls and green roofs in central London. We are planning to film the event and broadcast the footage during an online Lunch & Learn session on June 30th when delegates will get the opportunity to discuss the film and quiz our guides and green infrastructure experts – Dusty Gedge and Russell Hearsum.

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Wed 30/06/21, am, 10am–1pm
Online
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Looking at both new and established ways of understanding neighbourhoods – from talking to local people to new forms of data analysis.

Wed 30/06/21, 1–2pm
Zoom

‘Green Roofs and Walls’ The Film and Discussion

We will be sharing footage of June 24th walking tour and answer your questions in this Lunch & Learn session. Paul Dodd (UDL) will be joined by Dusty Gedge and Russell Hearsum in this short, interactive session for all those who could not join us on the walking tour and for anyone else who is interested in learning more about green roofs and walls.

Thu 01/07/21
Related Events: Urban Design

We will understand how to read a plan and the various ways in which schemes can be visually represented, assessing projects that use different drawing types.

Wed 07/07/21
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 08/07/21
Related Events: Code School

Explaining how to ensure efficient land use, mix of activities, community facilities and vitality including explaining requirements for housing types and tenures.

Mon 12/07/21
Related Events: Code School

Including requirements for different building forms, how to consider height, ways to set area densities, explain important building lines and how elements fit together to form blocks and layouts.

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Tue 13/07/21, am
Online

This session will explore schemes with complexity in the design or delivery including mixed use, multi tenure and dense schemes. We will learn from successful case studies and understand key strategies for the delivery of great places.

Wed 14/07/21, 9.30am–12.30pm
Online
Related Events: Natural London

Workspaces that offer people accessible, connected and productive amenity space to meet and work in will be a priority in the coming years. Here we will investigate recent trends in biodiverse workspaces and highlight best practice examples and case studies from the UK and abroad.

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Thu 15/07/21, 10am–12pm
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

How do we best plan for the future of our streets and transport networks in a world of such uncertainty?  This session will include a range of perspectives on the issue, relevant for those working on local transport planning.

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

Tue 07/09/21, am
Related Events: Planning

Design codes are both process and a document for setting out a set of illustrated design requirements for a specific site or a wider area. This session will introduce the process, explaining what to include when and the objectives required for each design code.

Tue 14/09/21
Related Events: Design Review Network

Discussing how panels can help with the creation, use and monitoring of design codes and guides. For example; by assessing if development proposals comply with codes.

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Wed 15/09/21, am
Related Events: Housing

This session explores the London Plan, it’s guidance documents and national changes to housing standards, looking at how they support the creation of great places into the longer term.

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Wed 22/09/21, 10am–12pm
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

This session will explore the practical levers that boroughs can pull to reduce transport related pollution, alongside a discussion about the impact of transport initiatives more generally on air quality. (including a look at issues of displacement arising from LTNs etc).

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

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Thu 23/09/21
Related Events: Streets

This introductory session will consider key principles in creating a connected network of safe streets for all and illustrate these through award winning case studies.

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Tue 28/09/21, am
Online

Adaptability and ‘loose-fit’ homes are a key focus post-pandemic - for mental and physical health, climate change and economic resilience. We will look at the opportunities and challenges of designing for flexibility and explore the scope to achieve this in practice.

Thu 30/09/21
Related Events: Natural London

This hands-on session will explain why we need an Urban Greening Factor (UGF) and include workshops on how to apply the UGF to a variety of development sites and contexts.

Tue 05/10/21
Related Events: Design Review Network

Those involved in Reviews tend to agree that they are useful and have a good impact on the quality of development schemes, but it can be hard to capture the right information to prove this.  We will discuss ideas on how best to explain impact to others.

Wed 06/10/21
Related Events: Urban Design

This popular session introduces a succinct and creative way to express your design ideas that aids discussion and interpretation of places and spaces.

Thu 14/10/21
Related Events: Planning

Looking in depth at how design codes can be evaluated and reviewed throughout the planning process, how they will be implemented and how best to interpret codes to ensure they deliver good placemaking.

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Thu 21/10/21
Related Events: Housing

Design codes are in the spotlight – this session will explore the what, when, where and how of codes for housing, looking at creation at different scales, delivery and their potential for great placemaking.

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Tue 02/11/21, 10am–12pm
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

Exploring the current state of the art on community engagement around changes to the highway and examples of where this has been employed successfully in London.

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

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Wed 03/11/21
Related Events: Streets

We will consider strategic traffic analysis and learn how to employ and interpret modelling software for all modes including walking, cycling and general traffic within different urban contexts.

Wed 10/11/21
Related Events: Councillor's Network

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

Thu 11/11/21
Related Events: Natural London

Proposed changes to the planning system include the preparation of design codes to improve the quality of planning applications and speed up the planning process. This session will consider the key elements of a street code for green infrastructure.

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Tue 16/11/21
Online

An essential update on the shifting pattern of funding for housing, exploring the latest trends and finding ways to deliver great places within your budget.

Thu 18/11/21
Related Events: Urban Design

This vital skill in placemaking introduces the language and stages of negotiation that will help you understand what is needed to ‘close the deal’ and get the best outcome for schemes.

Tue 23/11/21
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Sharing ideas on how to identify and support those who understand, value and use a neighbourhood so they can positively influence how it changes.

Wed 24/11/21
Related Events: Planning

Making a comprehensive plan of your area guides future growth, provides a conceptual layout and involves a wide range of people. This session will consider best practice, investigating what you need to do to get the best from your plan.

Wed 01/12/21
Online

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

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Thu 02/12/21, 10am–12pm
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

All boroughs have slightly different governance arrangements for developing and determining traffic management interventions - this session will explore the pro’s and con’s of different approaches.

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

Tue 07/12/21
Related Events: Design Review Network

A 2021 survey of design support providers showed real growth in the number of community design review panel sessions being delivered.  We will discuss their usefulness, how best to run these, and how to link Design Review and community input.

Thu 09/12/21
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.

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Tue 18/01/22
Related Events: Streets

This introductory session will explore the multiple benefits of delivering water sensitive design solutions for public realm projects large and small.

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Wed 19/01/22
Online

How can communities be involved with or lead housing projects? This session will explore the story so far and discuss future directions for resident engagement, resident ballots, community led housing and more, including the growing use of digital methods.

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Wed 26/01/22
Related Events: Natural London

We will consider current planning policy, legislation and guidance and outline useful planning conditions in relation to trees and development.

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Thu 27/01/22, 10am–12pm
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

Exploring best practice in development of EqIAs, as well as an opportunity to share reflections on when equalities considerations have formed the basis of legal challenges against authorities.

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

Tue 01/02/22
Related Events: Urban Design

Understanding how development finances work and how it can impact on the design outcome is a must-have tool in the planning process. This session sets out the changing variables of scheme calculations and how to get the best design and a viable project.

Wed 02/02/22
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Considering the difference between these two approaches, their pros and cons and how they can be mutually supportive.

Thu 03/02/22
Related Events: Planning

Addressing our climate change targets, this session will look at how we can make the best use of resources and minimise the impact on our environment. We will discuss using the right materials and the use, and re-use, of building products.

Tue 08/02/22
Related Events: Councillor's Network

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

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Wed 09/02/22
Online

Delivering housing for diverse groups and across the generations is a huge challenge. This session explores successful approaches and how they can inform your thinking in this increasingly important area.

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Thu 24/02/22
Related Events: Streets

This session is aimed at highway engineers who would like to develop their understanding of SuDS and develop their skills in designing and delivering them as an integrated element of a highway improvement project.

Tue 01/03/22
Related Events: Design Review Network

The days of panels being ‘manned’ by very similar people are long gone.  But there are still challenges to achieving real diversity of experience, outlook and background within our panels.  We will look at ways we can potentially work together to improve diversity.

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Thu 03/03/22
Related Events: Natural London

We will consider the challenges in delivering improvements to London's air quality and present innovative air quality improvement projects and programmes, including low emission streets and neighbourhoods.

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Tue 08/03/22
Online

Collaboration is key to bring in vital skills in housing delivery, so how can partnerships help to provide great places? An in-depth look at all aspects of partnership working in the housing sector.

Wed 09/03/22
Related Events: Urban Design

This 3D design software makes it possible to design and collaborate easily with your colleagues and others. This practical session will set the foundations to understand the functionality and capabilities of this user-friendly, web-based software.

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Wed 16/03/22
Related Events: Housing

Gentle densification is a key way of achieving good growth. This session will look at the latest on borough approaches and examples of how it can be achieved on the most challenging sites.

Thu 17/03/22
Related Events: Planning

This workshop will help you set a framework for addressing housing needs alongside other social, environmental and economic priorities. We will look at exemplars of inclusion and engagement in producing succinct and up-to-date local plans.

Thu 24/03/22
Related Events: Urban Design

This session looks at the skills needed for Masterplanning; including urban spatial structure, how cities work and how to gather and what data and statistics to include for a successful masterplan.

Tue 29/03/22
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Examining the most effective ways to support local action, whether this is helping new businesses to get going or helping existing enterprises to adapt to changing circumstances.

Thu 31/03/22
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.

Past Event

Fri 11/06/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

How to tell if a code is being applied correctly and what to do when it is not.

Past Event

Thu 10/06/21, 10.00 - 12.30 pm
Online

Masterplans are a core part of place shaping. This two-part morning session provides both an introduction to masterplanning including the relationship to design codes; and practical help for those who work with masterplans from day to day.

Past Event

Wed 09/06/21, 10am–12pm
Online
Related Events: LoTAG at UDL

A frank conversation about the difficulties faced by officers, and some of the techniques that might be useful for dealing with those challenges. We’ll also cover the support available from the various professional organisations and institutions, and update practitioners on routes to the various formal accreditations (e.g. chartership) that can be explored.

Please note this event is limited to London borough and TfL officers only.

Past Event

Wed 09/06/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

Looking at who might work on Codes and how local authorities can procure them.

Past Event

Thu 27/05/21, 10am–1pm
Online
Related Events: Planning

Technology allows us to share data on interactive mapping tools at the touch of a button. This session will take us through the basics of what is available, how to layer essential planning and environmental information and how it can be used and shared with others.

Past Event

Wed 26/05/21, 10.00 - 12.30 pm
Online

Are we successfully tackling the housing crisis?  Are we building enough high quality homes in the right places, at a level people can afford?  This session will debate all aspects of this key issue.

Past Event

Tue 25/05/21, 12.30–1.30pm
Online
Related Events: Councillor's Network

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

Past Event

Tue 25/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

How to understand your area and use this information to create Codes and Guides.

Past Event

Tue 25/05/21, 1.45–5pm
Online

A year on from the first lockdown, we will look at how changes made then to streets faring, which are staying, which have been removed, what happens next? We have invited some speakers form our 2020 Covid Streets series to discuss their projects and ideas – a year on.

Agenda

13.45

  • Overview – Chris Lee
  • A look back – what we did then, what we are doing now  – Bruce Mcvean (City of London), Richard Eason (LB Enfield), Dan Johnson (West End Placemaking London) Brighton Sea front 1 year on Cllr Samer Bagaeen
  • International experiences – Maximilian Gawlik (L’Institut Paris Region)
  • Streetspace/TfL update – Sam Monck/Joe Lewis

15.30   Break

  • Delivering Parklets – Darren Bray (Darren Bray Studios), Habib Khan (Meristed Design)
  • Street trees, greening and covid – Howard Grey (Greenblue Urban)
  • School Streets and playing out – Mahalia Sterling (TfL), Robert Nicholas (LB Hackney) and Alice Ferguson (Playing Out)
  • A campaigners perspective – Simon Munk (LCC)
  • Expanding the Public Realm (part of the High Streets for All Mission) – GLA team (Kathryn Timmins/Paul Harper)
  • Discussion – what next?

17.00     End

Past Event

Thu 20/05/21, 9.45am–1.45pm
Online
Related Events: Urban Design

This session explains design policy and guidance, setting out the characteristics of a successful place. We will look at how to ensure places are fit for purpose, encourage easy movement, are accessible and have efficient use of land and resources.

Speakers:

  • Hilary Satchwell, Tibbalds
  • Deborah Saunt, DSDHA
  • Chris Martin, Urban Movement 
  • Jane Hakes, Dacorum and Public Practice
  • Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism 

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Past Event

Thu 20/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

How to work up site, local and area wide Codes and Guides.

Past Event

Wed 19/05/21, 9.30am–12pm
Online
Related Events: Streets

We will look at the current policy to encourage more walking and investigate the planning and design principles and tools available to designers wishing to create accessible streets and spaces.

Past Event

Tue 18/05/21, 9.45am–2.30pm
Online
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

An opportunity to discuss how values have shifted and share practical approaches to support better local living.

Speakers:

  • Michael Clemence - Ipsos Mori 
  • Nicola Bacon - Social Life
  • Hannah Groot & Becky Johnson - TfL
  • Emily Williams - Savills 
  • Jamie Dean - GLA
  • Robin Hutchinson - The Community Brain
  • Joel Cohen & Nick Evans - Sport England
  • Ian Brooker - Jacobs
  • Chris Douglas - WSP
  • Aymara Lamche-Brennan - Charlton Brown Architects 
  • Emma Griffin - London’s Living Streets 
  • Colin Wilson - LB Southwark
  • Sripriya Sudhakar - LBTH
  • Lisa Woo - LB Enfield
Past Event

Mon 17/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

How Codes and Guides fit in with the other design quality tools.

Past Event

Fri 14/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

Looking at what needs to happen before, during and after Codes and Guides are written and who is responsible for what.

Past Event

Mon 10/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

The importance and role of communities in delivering well designed and beautiful places.

Past Event

Fri 07/05/21
Zoom
Related Events: Code School

Explaining what the tools are and what you can expect them to achieve for your area.

Past Event

Wed 05/05/21, 10am–1pm
Online

There is much confusion on how to achieve zero carbon and where the milestones lie along the way. This session will look at a range of approaches and discuss the practical challenges.

Agenda

  • Understanding the context to achieving zero carbon for new build housing
    Hannah Gibbs – Future of London
  • Learning from different approaches – Future Homes Standard, Passivhaus and LETI
    Chris Twinn – TwinnSustainabilityInnovation
    Emma Osmundsen – Exeter City Living
    James Woodall – Allies & Morrison
  • Design for a changing climate
    James Woodall – Allies & Morrison
  • Panel discussion
Past Event

Wed 28/04/21, 9.45am–1.30pm
Online
Related Events: Housing

Looking at all aspects of the design of great homes and how they support thriving communities.

Speakers:

  • Esther Kurland, Urban Design London
  • David Ogunmuyiwa, Architecture Doing Place 
  • David Birkbeck, Design for Homes 
  • Kruti Patel, Metropolitan Workshop
  • David Dickerson, DK-Architects
  • Jamie Thompson, DK-Architects

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Tue 20/04/21
Online
Related Events: Planning

This session will highlight the plethora of data available as we explore how best to use it, what data is needed to meet targets and how it can help deliver the places we want.

Due to the pre-election period, we will unfortunately not be able to accept bookings from Councillors at this event.

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