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Briefing: Shaping Liveable Neighbourhoods: The 15 minute neighbourhood

Introducing Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a series of FREE online 1hr briefing events for 2021/22

The 15 Minute Neighbourhood concept aims to provide for the daily needs of residents within a 15-minute walk or cycle. It has gained huge popularity over the past 18 months, with cities from Paris to Melbourne citing it as a major policy initiative. But what does it mean in practice and how can towns in Kent employ the concept to create sustainable, healthy, and high-quality places? This briefing session will explore the concept, with practical advice on how it can be implemented.


  • Understand the main elements of the 15 Minute Neighbourhood concept
  • Explore how the concept could be applied to existing areas and new developments in Kent

Online Learning events are designed for public and private sector practitioners with limited or some knowledge and experience of the topic, and those who would like to refresh or build on their existing knowledge.

The Online Learning event will include:

  • a live speaker presentation and Q&A
  • a member only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, presentations, key takeaways, and further reading

Delivered by:

Julia Thrift, Director, Healthier Placemaking, Town and Country Planning Association
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 9th November 2021
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm (Login opens from 12:15pm)
Format: Online via Zoom

Online platforms:

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  Prior to registering please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and the latest version of Zoom.

Booking details

Kent Design Members: Register in advance for this webinar here.

Once you have successfully registered for this online event you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Kent Design Members also have access to the online resource library area where you will be able to download copies of presentations, any additional material for further reading, and a link to the webinar recording to share with your colleagues (within your organisation only). The resource login details will be shared at the end of this event, along with a short survey.

Non-Kent Design members: This is a FREE online event!

There are a number of free places available to non-members. To register your place please use the non-member booking button which will redirect you to the event booking page.

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