The National Urban Design Conference 2016 - Learning from London

Thursday 6 October 2016 - 8:45 to Friday 7 October 2016 - 17:00
Central London - VSC Conference Centre - 63-79 Seymour Street London W2 2HF

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Whether it is lessons to learn, or mistakes to avoid, there is something for everyone at this year's National Urban Design Conference. The conference is run on a non-profit making basis, for all politicians and professionals involved in the built environment.

Thursday 6 October 9.30-11.00

Urban DesignFest - Conference Fringe Event - Free to Attend

Ten high energy presentations from exhibitors and thought leaders, including Rob Cowan, Aim Risk Insurance - Insurance for Urban Design Practices, and Julian Hart.

Thursday 6 October 11.00/11.30 - 5.30 - Formal Start of Conference

Development and Movement - Infrastructure and Growth - the experience in London and the Regions

Looking at how transport infrastructure and development can be synthesised to create viable high quality towns and cities

  • development and rail, trams, guided bus
  • interchanges
  • resources - existing land and assets, funding, leadership and land

This part of the conference aims to show that there are viable alternatives to the standard approach of low density car based development, and heavy trunk-road style infrastructure in our towns and cities.

6.00 Wine Reception and Annual Dinner


Amanda Clack, President RICS

Rowan Moore, Architecture Critic of the Observer


Friday 7th October 9.30-5.00

Learning from London

  • London's changing global and national context
  • districts - the ingredients for success
  • housing
  • employment
  • designing for population growth: densification, intensification, or greenfield development
  • movement
  • public realm
  • governance

Speakers include

Pat Hayes - Executive Director of Regeneration & Housing, London Borough of Ealing

John Pelton - CH2M / CrossRail

Nicholas Falk - URBED

Tim Pharoah - Independent Consultant

John Buxton - Managing Director, Cambrian Rail

John Worthington - Independent Transport Commission & Academy of Urbanism

Graham King - Head of Strategic Planning and Transportation Westminster City Council

Esther Kurland - Director, Urban Design London

Kathryn Firth

Rodney Keg - Head of Conservation and Urban Design, London Borough of Hackney

Riette Oosthuizen - HTA Design LLP

Peter Frankum - Savills

Andrew Beharrell - PTEA

Nick Rogers - Barratt

CiaranGunne-Jones -Economics Director, NLP

Jessica Ferm -UCL

Neil Bennett - Senior Partner, Farrells

Holly Lewis - We Made That

Phil Jones - Phil Jones Associates

Paul Lecroart- Planning Agency for the Paris Region


Tony Travers - London School of Economics

and others


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