Understanding Local Distinctiveness
|A series of talks and workshops to explore what creates unique character and how contemporary design can respond to historic settings.|
As development pressures are now being felt by settlements large and small, urban and rural, do we really understand what makes these places special and distinctive?
Participants will explore:
Why local distinctiveness matters +How developers view local character +How to identify local distinctiveness (toolkitsand guides) +How to embed recommendations and requirements into the planning system.
This seminar will be of interest to local authority officers and Councillors, civic societies, amenity and local community groups, and development planning and design consultants with an interest in urban design.
9:00 Registration and refreshments
9:30 Welcome and introductions
10:00 Emerging Nottingham Design Quality Framework and Local Character Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Council
10:15 Understanding Local Distinctiveness: the challenge for new housing Louise Thomas, TDRC Ltd
10:45 Existing character and the new Character-less: lessons from practice Richard Shaw, South Kesteven District Council (Principal Design Officer)
11:30 Green and Blue infrastructure as Character-defining factor CharlotteMarkey, GreenBlueUrban (PR&PlanningConsultant)
12:15 Q&A (for 3 morning sessions)
13:30 Toolkits for defining local distinctiveness Louise Thomas, HTVF
14:00 A case of characterisation: Carrington St, Nottingham Anna Souto, NTU
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 WORKSHOP: What defines character in Nottingham? The results will inform the emerging Local Character Design Guide
16:30 Closing remarks
17:00 Event concludes