The Urban Design Skills Survey Report

Thursday 22 July 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Zoom

FREE

With a move to a design-led planning system in England, the question of design skills and approaches in our local authorities looms large. Join us for this lunchtime launch of a major new report from the Place Alliance examining design skills and design governance approaches in England’s local planning authorities. Funded by the Urban Design Group and supported by the Design Council, the research will report on:

  • Design capacity in local planning
  • Funding and recruitment challenges
  • The use of design review, design codes and proactive community engagement in design
  • The use of design guidance and training

Recommendations for Government, the emerging Office for Place and local government will be made.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

 

Welcome

Katja Stille  UDG Executive Chair | Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Chair

Laura Alvarez  Nottingham City Council, Senior Principal Urban Design and Conservation Officer

Speakers

REPORT PRESENTATION
Matthew Carmona  The Bartlett, UCL and Chair of the Place Alliance

RESPONSES
Joanna Averley  Chief Planner MHCLG

Nicholas Boys-Smith  Create Streets and Office for Place Transition Board Chair

Alan Stones  Former editor Essex Design Guide and Head of the Essex Design Service

 

Presentations

00:00:00 Katja Stille   INTRODUCTION
00:04:43 Matthew Carmona  REPORT FINDINGS
00:23:53 Laura Alvarez  
00:26:38 Joanna Averley  
00:37:30 Nicholas Boys-Smith  
00:52:21 Alan Stones   
00:56:54 Concluding discussion

Matthew Carmona