National Design Guide

Location: 
Council House, The Old Market Square, NG1 2DT Nottingham
Date: 
Tue, 25/02/2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government recently launched the National Design Guide (NDG), a document welcomed by many in all sectors of the construction industry. But despite some positive reviews, the release managed to generate more questions than answers: What is the weight of National Guidance? How can local authorities build up on it? How can design quality be enforced through planning? What skills and resources are necessary to make this meaningful? How is this going to help communities with a place-based interest? What is beauty? And the list goes on and on.

Join this event to find the NDG influence on:

  • Statutory Duties
  • Local Authority powers
  • Built Environment duties on Climate Change, Public Health and Social Resilience
  • Developer’s responsibilities - House builders’ in-house design guides
  • Quality assessment systems 

   PROGRAMME 

  MORE INFO

 

MORNING SESSION : THE NATIONAL DESIGN GUIDE

09:00  Registration

10:00  Introduction : Chair Robert Huxford  Urban Design Group Director

10:10  Welcome : Nigel Turpin  Urban Design & Heritage Manager Nottingham City Council

10:15  The National Design Guide : Jenny Thomas  MHCLG

10:30  The National Design Guide in Context : Jane Dann  Director Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd

10:50  Urban Design Strands : Clare San Martin  JTP

11:10  Coffee Break

11:30  Context & Identity strands : Clive Fletcher  Historic England

11:50  Urban Design in Context : Jon Phipps  Lathams

12:05  Nature & Climate Adaption strands : Luke Engleback

12:25  Q&A Panel

12:45  Lunch Break

 

AFTERNOON SESSION : ASSESSING AND DELIVERING DESIGN QUALITY

13:30  Introduction : Chair Robert Huxford  Urban Design Group Director

13:35  The Housing Audit Results Summary : Matthew Carmona  UCL

13:55  BBBB Commission : David Rudlin  Academy or Urbanism 

14:15  Assessing Good Design: tools and strategies in a nutshell

           14:15  Homes England : Dan Roberts  Homes England

           14:35  Nottingham DQF & Co-Place : Laura Alvarez  Nottingham City Council

14:50  Refreshments

15:10  Q&A Panel Debate : The subjectivity of Design - How can Design Quality become objective?

15:30  Wellbeing Design Guide possibly the first grassroots SPD : Penney Poyzer and Shona Munro  NGFP

15:45  Closing remarks : Chair Robert Huxford  Urban Design Group Director

16:00  Event concludes