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Wed 16/03/22, am
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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.

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Thu 14/10/21, am, 10am–12.45pm
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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.


9.45 Registration

10.00 Welcome & Introduction

10.05 Design Codes – The Essentials

  • Understanding what a design code is and how thinking & practice on the use of codes has developed, Paul Dodd, UDL
  • Learning about how codes contribute to placemaking and how they fit into the housing development process, Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Council
  • Q&A
  • Comfort break

10.45 How to develop a code for housing

  • What are the different stages in creating a design code for housing schemes? Looking at practical examples, Trovine Monteiro, Built Environment for Cambridge City & Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
  • Code building blocks - explaining different building types, their elements, special qualities and the pros & cons of their use, Graeme Phillips, JTP Architects, Dhruv Sookhoo, Metropolitan Workshop & Alex Ely, Mae Architects
  • Q&A
  • Comfort break

11.45 Exercise - What is important in coding for different contexts?

12.30 Housing Coding in Practice, Ben Castell, AECOM & Carla Smyth, LLDC

13.00 Wrap up discussion & close

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Past Event

Wed 15/09/21, 10am–12.30pm
Related Events: Housing

This session explores the London Plan, it’s guidance documents and national changes to housing standards, looking at how they support housing design and delivery and how they can be applied.


The role of guidance and standards to raise quality

  • What is the link between housing design guidance and standards and key changes in practice in recent decades? – Elanor Warwick, Clarion Housing Group

Different perspectives – the London and wider picture

  • The London perspective – Elliot Kemp, GLA
  • GLA support available – Sarah Considine, GLA
  • The wider picture – Valerie Conway and Debbie Lloyd, David Lock Associates

Practical Challenges and Ways to Help

  • Overview of strands – Tatiana Telles Ferreira, Allies & Morrison
  • Practical challenges – Luke Dewey, Metropolitan Workshop

Speaker & Delegate Discussion

Past Event

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

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


  • 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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