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Tue 01/02/22, 10am–12.30pm
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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.


9:50 Welcome

10:00 Importance of good design & wellbeing, Tom Copley (GLA)

10:10 How development finances work

11:15 How viability impacts on design outcome, Valerie Conway & Debbie Lloyd (David Lock Associates)


11:45 Exemplar case studies

Agar Grove 1B, Alex Ely (Mae Architects)


12:30 Round up/close

Wed 09/03/22
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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.

Thu 24/03/22
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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.

Past Event

Thu 18/11/21, 10am–12.30pm
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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.


10:00 Introduction

10:05 Seven Stages of Negotiation, Clive Rich

11:30 Short break

11:35 Case Study Exercise, Clive Rich

12:30 Close

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Past Event

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.

Past Event

Thu 01/07/21
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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.

Past Event

Thu 20/05/21, 9.45am–1.45pm
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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.


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

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