Meeting to shape our built environment

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Kent Design Conference: Planning for a Sustainable Future

This 1day conference will bring together built environment professionals  to explore Kent and Medway’s future. What will our towns and cities look like in 2050? How will Kent achieve net zero carbon and adapt to climate change? How can new development deliver social value and build communities? How will biodiversity recover and flourish? The conference will explore these questions and more with inspirational keynote speakers, workshops and opportunities to connect with the built environment community.  

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Key Details

  • Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024
  • Time: 9:00  – 17:00
  • Location: Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury

Booking Details

Kent Design members: For a members free booking code please check with your Key Contact or email us at:

Non-members: There are a limited number of places available to non-members.
Early Bird tickets are on sale now priced at £135.00 + VAT . The regular price per person is £150.00 + VAT.

What’s included:

  • Refreshments / buffet lunch
  • Presentations + Interactive Workshops
  • Access to exhibition area
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free onsite parking / accessible bays (on request)
  • Other resource material (Kent Design members-only).

Not included: Public transport costs to/from the venue. Parking fees/charges.

The Kent Design Conference 2024 Sponsors

Headline Sponsors:

Phil Jones Associates

Barratt Homes


Thomson Snell & Passmore
Corstorphine & Wright
David Lock Associates
Vistry Group

In partnership with: 

University of Kent

The following organisations will be attending:

Active Kent & Medway / Arts Council England / Ashford Borough Council / Barratt Homes / BPTW / Canterbury City Council / Chartway Group / Clague Architects / Communications Potential / Corstorphine & Wright Architects / Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture / Dartford Borough Council / David Lock Associates / David Wilson Homes / DHA / Disruptive Urbanism / Dover District Council / Duchy of Cornwall / Ebbsfleet Development Corporation / EDLA / Elivia Homes Eastern / Esquire Developments / Folkestone & Hythe District Council / Guildford Borough Council / Haworth Tompkins / Invicta Planning / INVVU Construction Consultants / Hazle McCormack Young / Historic England / Huskisson Brown /  Jackson Civil Engineering / JF Group / JTP / Kent County Council / Louise Hooper Landscape Architecture / Lloydbore Ltd / Maidstone Borough Council / Margate Creative Land Trust / Medway Council / Office for Place / On Architecture / Otterpool Park LLP / Pellings / Phil Jones Associates / Piercy & Company / Planning Potential / Redrow Homes South East / Sevenoaks District Council / Severn Trent Connect / Space Syntax / Stantec UK / Sustrans / Swale Borough Council / TCPA / Thomson Snell & Passmore / Tibbalds / Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council / University of Kent / Vistry Group / West Kent Housing Association / Weston Homes & more!


Venue Information:
Free onsite parking – on request, (includes accessible bays)
Local bus links/bus stop
Step-free ground floor access
Free guest wi-fi
Breakout spaces
Sibson Café onsite






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