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New 2019/20 events programme

Programme summary – events for 2019/20

Spring 2019

Introduction to:
Drawings for planning and design; understanding plans, sections, elevations and 3D visualisations. Simple techniques for getting your point across visually. 

Summer 2019

Roundtable: (by invitation to Key Partner and Partner members only).
Brexit, Beauty and Brokenshire – current issues impacting planning and design.

Knowledge Exchange Network:
Major sites network – bringing together people working on new garden communities and urban extensions.

Autumn 2019

Study Tour: (2-days)
Visiting a number of exemplary developments across a region.

Councillor briefing: (x2)
Achieving better design – what can councillors do?

Development briefing:
Showcasing major developments in Kent & Medway.

Introduction to urban design: (1-day)
Full-day introduction to designing places and the space between buildings.

Winter 2019

Introduction to:
Understanding buildings (or Architecture for non-architects) – the basics of building design; proportions, details, materials.

Roundtable: (by invitation to Key Partner and Partner members only).
Beyond peak car: parking and highways in an era of change.

Knowledge Exchange Network:
Town centres and regeneration network: bringing together planning, regeneration and highways officers and practitioners working on major urban developments to discuss the future shape of town centres, given changes in the retail/leisure balance and transport innovation.

Winter 2019/20

Introduction to:
Water-sensitive design. How we can manage rainwater run-off in new developments of a range of densities to provide multiple benefits.

Knowledge Exchange Network:
Historic environment network: bringing together conservation officers, planners, and practitioners working on projects in historic contexts.

Roundtable: (by invitation to Key Partner and Partner members only).
Theme to be confirmed.

Spring 2020

Introduction to:
Housing types and tenures and the design issues associated with them.

Knowledge Exchange Network:
Public realm, streets and highways network (bringing together people working on public realm schemes, housing layouts, highways and, of course, parking).

All event dates and locations are to be confirmed.

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