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PART 2: Councillor CPD 1 – Landscape and green infrastructure

New programme – Kent Design 20/21

We have recently launched the new Kent Design programme for 20/21, which features a series of Councillor Professional Development learning events focusing on assessing the design quality of major applications.

Councillor Professional Development learning events

Drawing on the characteristics of well-designed places, as outlined in the recently published National Design Guide, this series of learning events will explore how we evaluate the design quality of major applications from the macro to the micro, focusing on 3 key areas:

  1. Landscape and green infrastructure
  2. Layout, streets and parking
  3. Architecture, materials and detailing

Each of the topics will include:

  • A live one-hour introductory webinar
  • Electronic resources and suggested further reading
  • A follow up live one-hour online discussion

Councillor CPD 1: Landscape and green infrastructure

In part 1 of this online Councillor CPD learning event we heard from Dr Gillian Horn about her research into the schism between elite and popular taste, focused on volume-built houses, and discussed the key characteristics within the recently published National Design Guide pertaining to landscape and green infrastructure.

PART 2 – Councillor CPD 1: Landscape and green infrastructure

In part 2 we will explore how to evaluate the design quality of major applications in relation to landscape and green infrastructure.

Using the National Design Guide as a tool, we will discuss how to examine the design quality of major applications in relation to the following characteristics:

  • Context – development borrowing from and enhancing its surroundings
  • Nature – enhanced and optimised through development
  • Public spaces – safe, social and inclusive spaces for all

Delivered by:

Dr Gillian Horn, Architect and Researcher

Jade Huang, Design Advisor, Design South East

Laura Lewis-Davies, Learning Manager, Design South East

Key details:

  • Date: Tuesday 02 June 2020
  • Time: 6pm-7pm (login from 5:50pm for a 6pm start)
  • Location: Online – We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform

Booking details

This series of online learning events is available to Kent-based Councillors only.

Places are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.  Once the webinar is full any additional names will be added to the waiting list.

If you attended Part 1 of the programme you will automatically be booked onto Part 2.

If you missed Part 1 but would like to book onto Part 2, please RSVP to the central Kent Design email address kentdesign@designsoutheast.org with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your Kent local authority
  • Confirmation that you can access Zoom through a work or personal device

You will be sent the first webinar to watch again, as well as login details to access the resources.

Please note: Booking is only open for the first learning event, Landscape and green infrastructure.

The full Kent Design 20/21 programme can be found here: https://www.kentdesign.org/2020/05/01/new-202021-programme/

Please note: Initially all events will be delivered online due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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