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2022/23 Events Timetable

Below is the timetable of events for the programme year 2022/23. Note that event dates are subject to change. The most up to date information will be available on https://www.kentdesign.org/events/ The programme is always evolving based on member feedback and some details of the programme may be adjusted over time.  

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KEY TAKEAWAYS REPORT – Roundtable: Meeting Housing Demand in Kent & Medway

Roundtable:  Meeting Housing Demand in Kent & Medway – tools and priorities(Online) Thursday 24 March 2022 Synopsis Across Kent & Medway, councils are facing huge demand for new housing against the backdrop of uncertainty in planning reform. Drawing on the findings of the recent House of Lords report, Meeting Housing Demand, this Roundtable discussion was a […]

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Membership Update – October 2021

We are well underway with the 2021/22 Kent Design learning programme, having delivered a Briefing event and Masterclass on design codes in September. Thanks to our members and non-members who booked onto those two sessions.  As speakers and dates are confirmed, more sessions will be published on the events section of Kent Design Updates to […]

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KEY TAKEAWAYS REPORT – Roundtable: Achieving Net-Zero

Roundtable 3: Achieving Net Zero (Online)Thursday 11 February 2021 SynopsisPriority 3 of the Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy outlines the activities and outcomes for planning and development.  New developments in the county are to be sustainable, carbon neutral and climate resilient, with an aspiration for ‘energy positive’ new developments and communities (communities producing more energy than […]

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KEY TAKEAWAYS REPORT – Roundtable: Business as usual?

Roundtable: Business as usual? 30 April 2020 (Online) Synopsis The Covid-19 crisis has impacted business as usual models for all, including design, planning and development, so how is the sector coping during lockdown and what are the longer-term implications?  Considering redeployment of planning departments; the closure of construction; and the design requirements of the home […]

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What we’ve learnt about online learning

As necessitated by Covid-19, we moved our Learning programme online – and it fast-tracked a move towards a flexible and accessible approach to blended learning. Defining the brief was easy: Continue to deliver interactive learning experiences.  As were the constraints: No face-to-face events – oh, and everyone is using a different online platform. Without time […]

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UPDATED: New 2020/21 programme

While the coronavirus situation prevents us launching the usual programme of physical events, we are delighted to launch a full programme combining online, distance and – eventually! – face-to-face learning and networking events Spring/Summer 2020 Programme Online Learning 1: Understanding the National Design Guide 24 April – Initial online session followed by independent further reading […]

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New approach to learning in the lockdown

We have been working on the Kent Design 20/21 programme, exploring alternative ways of bringing the network together.  While the coronavirus situation prevents us launching the usual programme of physical events, we are delighted to launch a full programme combining online, distance and – eventually! – face-to-face learning and networking events. Our approach Our approach […]

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