The South East LEP sets a target of 100,000 new homes by 2020. Many Local Plans in Kent accommodate new housing by growing existing settlements. It’s an approach that almost always means extending the built environment into the landscape and changes to existing communities. Given the sensitivity of both, the emphasis needs to be on design; design that strengthens the settlement and fully integrates the new with the old in a way that is sensitive to the landscape. Infrastructure is equally critical, and so too is collaboration and cooperation between local authorities, developers and communities. To look at these issues we have brought together leading thinkers and practitioners from the public and private sector to share their knowledge of how to successfully grow places.
This conference is aimed at planners, developers, consultants and communities involved in the growing of settlements, including urban extensions of all scales. We are going to hear from the UK's leading urban designers and from local authorities at the forefront of reshaping places in the UK. You will leave with an understanding of the principles and practices essential to the successful growth of a place. You will be armed with new ideas, new evidence, new networks and new contacts.
Speakers confirmed include:
Bob Allies, Partner, Allies and Morrison
Mike Lambert, Planning Director, Countryside Properties
Nick Lee Evans, Managing Partner, Lee Evans Partnership
John Letherland, Partner, Farrells
Katy Lock, Garden Cities and New Towns Advocate, TCPA
Toby Lloyd, Strategy Manager, Shelter
Robert Rummey, Director, Rummey Design
Gabor Stark, Senior Lecturer, Urban Design, University for the Creative Arts
Steve Miller, Town Planning Manager, Ipswich Borough Council
This event is free to Kent Design members within their membership package allocation. Kent Design Members can book places by emailing email@example.com.
More information can be found at www.kentdesign.org.
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Kent Design brings together the people that will shape Kent and Medway, helping to accommodate change and growth through the delivery of high quality architecture, public space and infrastructure. Improving the quality of life for both visitors and residents. Kent Design is for everyone involved in the built environment, providing a unique platform for collaboration. Building on the successful Kent Design Initiative and Kent Design Guide, it is a forum for professionals, politicians and the public to discuss and debate the key issues in planning, design and development.