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CPD + Networking: Revitalising Rural Places

Kent’s countryside and villages are unique and beautiful places with a rich history. Rural places face challenges in accommodating new development and maintaining a thriving local economy while preserving their character. This CPD+Networking event combines an educational masterclass with in-person project showcase and networking. Expert guest speakers will explore the challenges and opportunities in managing and revitalising rural places, including rural masterplanning and placemaking. It will feature presentations and project showcase followed by time for Q&A and networking. 

Topics and Speakers

  • Strategies for Revitalising Rural Communities: Tim Riley, Founding Director,  RCKa    
  • VeloCity: Annalie Riches, Founding Director, Mikhail Riches
  • Rural Co-Housing: Charles Holland, Principal, Charles Holland Architects 
  • Rural Masterplanning: Robert Rummey, Managing Director, Rummey Design 
  • Heritage project showcase of Manor Farm Barn, Medway: Seb Willett, Associate, Clague Architects 
  • Landscape design project showcase: Eleanor Trenfield and Donald Roberts, Directors, EDLA
  • Village transport and public realm strategies: Ben Coleman – Associate Director, PJA

Key Details

  • Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Sevenoaks District Council


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. The cost of individual places is £95.00 + VAT.  Please use the Book Now button to be directed to the event booking page.


The following organisations will be attending:

Clague Architects / Corstorphine + Wright / Dartford Borough Council / EDLA / Esquire Developments / Hollaway Studio / London Borough of Bexley / Louise Hooper Landscape Architect / Lustre Consulting Ltd / Mikhail Riches / Millwood Designer Homes Ltd / Offset Architects / PJA / RCKa / Robin Buckle Urban Design Ltd / Rother District Council / Rummey Design / Sevenoaks District Council / Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP


Image credit: RCKa



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