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Briefing: Water Sensitive Urban Design

Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a short series of 1hr webinars for 2023

This Lunch & Learn webinar will explore principles for water sensitive urban design and the use of nature based solutions in new developments and existing neighbourhoods. Climate change and particularly more intense periods of rainfall are significantly increasing the risk of flooding in the south east and so our approach to managing surface water must change. Our guest speaker, Peter Neal, landscape architect and environmental planner, will discuss how we can integrate more sustainable approaches to water management with design for public realm, connectivity, biodiversity, play and SuDS to realise multiple benefits.


  • Understand the basics of water sensitive urban design.
  • Recognise best practice in multifunctional sustainable drainage.
  • Identify opportunities to capture multiple benefits in urban water landscapes.

The Online Learning event will include:

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

Delivered by:

Peter Neal, Landscape Consultant, Peter Neal Consulting Ltd
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 24th January 2023
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:

Members code not required (see booking instructions on the Tixoom event page). Once you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

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.


There are a number of 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.

The following organisations will be attending:

Aegaea Limited / Ashford Borough Council / Barton Willmore, now Stantec / Bob Edden Architect / Boon Brown / Bracknell Forest Council / Brighton & Hove City Council / CBA / Craft: Pegg / David Lock Associates / David Orr Consulting / Dover District Council / dRMM / Duchy of Cornwall / East Herts District Council / Ebbsfleet Development Corporation / EDLA / Elmbridge Borough Council / Epping Forest District Council / Folkestone & Hythe District Council / GLDS / Gravesham Borough Council / Growth Industry / Hamilton City Council – New Zealand / Henry Adams / Homes England / Hopkins Nash / Huskisson Brown Associates / JTP / Lloyd Bore Ltd / Maidstone Borough Council / Medway Council / Millwood Designer Homes Ltd / Municipality of Setubal – Portugal / Murdoch Wickham / Norwich City Council / On Architecture Ltd / Oxford Brookes University / Oxford City Council / Oxfordshire County Council / Phil Jones Associates / Portsmouth City Council / Sapienza – University of Rome – Italy / Surrey County Council / Sevenoaks District Council / South Downs NPA / Stantec / Stephen Wilson Partnership / Swale Borough Council / TS Projects / Tunbridge Wells Borough Council / University of Kent / University of Portsmouth / Williams Lester / Wokingham Borough Council



Image credit: Allen Pyke Associates

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