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Following the success of our Urban Regeneration conference, and due to previous delegates' feedback, we have decided to produce an Urban Planning and Design conference focussing specifically on this aspect of Urban Regeneration. As such, feel we will be filling a gap in the market.

This conference will concentrate on policy issues relating to urban planning and design, and consider the problems associated with, and the barriers to, good design. It will examine topics such as the benefits of good design, environmental issues, and the delivery of infrastructure projects. It will also feature various case studies from designers, regional organisations and associations.

Benefits of Attending
· Identify the major barriers to good urban design and learn how to overcome these barriers
· Appreciate the importance of ‘best value rather than lowest cost’
· Understand the issues relating to infrastructure and transport planning
· Assess the environmental considerations relating to urban design and planning
· Learn from case studies by various local authorities and regeneration organisations
· Meet and network with leading industry players and raise the profile of your company

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
Lorna Walker, Director, Arup
Giles Dolphin, Head of Planning Decisions, Greater London Authority
Canda Smith, Head of Urban Design and Skills, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)
Robert Cowan, Director, Urban Design Group
Kelvin MacDonald, Director of Policy and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute
Joanna Averley, Director of Enabling, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
Marcus Wilshere, Chair, Urban Design Alliance (UDAL)
Martin Wright, Development Director, Liverpool Vision
William Kirk, Chief Executive, Sheffield One
Kirsteen Thomson, Head of Renaissance, One NorthEast
Andrew Pritchard, Head of Spatial Planning, East Midlands Regional Assembly
Mukund Patel, Head of Schools Building and Design Unit, Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Sandra Fryer, Head of Sustainable Development, Bristol City Council
Roger Lawes, Head of Performance, Environment Department, Hampshire County Council

“Excellent range of presentations”
Senior Architect, Dept Education and Science, Ireland, Past SMi Delegate

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Bernadette Marjoram

Bernadette Marjoram, Chair, British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA)

9:10 DESIGNING THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Lorna Walker

Lorna Walker, Director, Arup

  • Redefining the urban experience
  • Government initiatives
  • Co-evolutionary drivers
  • Key design principles and processes
  • The future?
  • 9:40 BEST VALUE RATHER THAN LOWEST COST

    Joanna Averley

    Joanna Averley, Director of Enabling, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

  • How quality of design affects quality of service
  • Advising the Government on strategic, architectural and urban design matters
  • Valuing whole life cost as more important than the initial capital cost
  • Realising that efficiency and effectiveness are not divorced from design
  • The Prime Minister’s Better Public Buildings initiative
  • How we aim to achieve our vision for the future
  • 10:20 TOWN AND COUNTY PLANNING

    Kelvin MacDonald

    Kelvin MacDonald, Director of Policy and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute

  • Promoting the science and art of town planning – local, regional and national planning for the benefit of the public
  • A spatial planning system that is transparent, flexible and focussed on delivery
  • Community planning – a new approach
  • Establishing and promoting the theory and practice of urban design
  • Setting the standard of skills, competence and knowledge
  • Sustainable development – a balance between our current needs and the needs of our children and future generations
    Planning obligations - the concept of a tariff-based approach to developer contributions
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY – SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE MASTERPLAN

    William Kirk

    William Kirk, Chief Executive, Sheffield One

  • The extensive consultation period and the results of our baseline study
  • Focussing on the economy of the city centre – identifying challenges and opportunities
  • Targeting - the property market, the retail, leisure and culture, and the transport system
  • Transforming the city centre into an engine for economic growth for the whole of South Yorkshire
  • The seven projects which make up our strategic priorities
  • A review of the progress made
  • 12:00 LONDON’S DESIGN-LED URBAN RENAISSANCE

    Giles Dolphin

    Giles Dolphin, Head of Planning Decisions, Greater London Authority

  • Promoting high quality architecture and urban design
  • Optimising the potential of London’s available sites by linking transport and development opportunities
  • Creating a culture that values urban design and good architecture
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefing materials and specifications for developers, architects and masterplanners
  • Our involvement in the procurement process – using an open process to select architects and designers
  • Finding new ways of using space
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CAMPAIGNING FOR EFFECTIVE URBAN DESIGN

    Robert Cowan

    Robert Cowan, Director, Urban Design Group

  • Promoting best practice in urban design
  • Building an effective framework of policy in local and central government
  • Improving the skills among those who shape the built environment
  • Promoting collaboration in the urban design process
  • Showing decision-makers the value of urban design
  • Making urban design and planning accessible to everyone
  • 14:40 RAISING URBAN DESIGN QUALITY

    Marucs Wilshere

    Marucs Wilshere, Chair, Urban Design Alliance (UDAL)

  • Team working for masterplanning
  • Building consensus
  • Communicating the vision
  • Championing and implementation
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY – CENTAUR STREET

    Michael Spooner

    Michael Spooner, Associate, de Rijke Marsh Morgan

  • A new housing typology situated between the English terrace and the European loft
  • Challenges to developing a tight brown-field site in central London
  • Collaboration between client and architect
  • Successfully achieving density and quality
  • 16:20 CREATIVITY AND DIVERSITY

    Tom Bentley

    Tom Bentley, Director, Demos

  • Traditional ‘command and control’ approaches to regeneration
  • Rediscovering local distinctiveness
  • Integrating creative energy into regeneration strategies
  • Creativity beyond the city wall – re-modelling suburbs to enable them to flourish
  • ‘Sustainable communities’ – design opportunity or disadvantage?
  • Ensuring new developments contribute positively to the balance between different lifestyles and cultures
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gideon Amos

    Gideon Amos, Director, Town and County Planning Association (TCPA)

    9:10 THE DELIVERABILITY OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

    Andrew Pritchard

    Andrew Pritchard, Head of Spatial Planning, East Midlands Regional Assembly

  • Securing the necessary transport, social, economic and environmental infrastructure to ensure sustainable development
  • Ensuring that regional priorities can be implemented through national bodies and funding programmes
  • Integrating regional planning and transport issues
  • Travel demand management and the problems of increasing the capacity of the road network using “predict and provide” methods
  • The importance of strategies for implementing and monitoring
  • 9:40 URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

    John Barkley

    John Barkley, Management and Transport Consultant, SWELTRAC

  • Analysis and evaluation of past and present problems associated with transportation of people and goods
  • Developing projects for network enhancement
  • Accounting for economic, social, environmental, land use and technical developments
  • Identifying prospective problems and solutions
  • Changes to the planning and regulatory context
  • Balancing the benefits of transportation with private and social costs, and with its wider impacts
  • 10:20 STRATEGIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Kirsteen Thomson

    Kirsteen Thomson, Head of Renaissance, One NorthEast

  • Developing an ‘integrated approach’
  • Regional initiatives to enhance economic development
  • Schemes and programmes to support the development of the land and property infrastructure
  • Promoting business efficiency, investment and competitiveness
  • Designs to generate employment
  • How good planning and urban design can contribute to the overall sustainability of the economy in the UK as a whole
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PROCURING SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE

    Mukund Patel

    Mukund Patel, Head of Schools Building and Design Unit, Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

  • How can the procurement process be managed to get maximum design quality?
  • Is it possible to achieve design excellence through the PFI process as it stands?
  • Technical and architectural quality
  • The barriers to design excellence within the current system
  • The need for practical and measurable standards
  • How schools and LEAs can get advice and help obtain better design quality
  • 12:00 THE EXPERIENCES OF LIVERPOOL VISION

    Martin Wright

    Martin Wright, Development Director, Liverpool Vision

  • How to achieve our aim of becoming one of Europe’s most ‘liveable’ city centres
  • Developing the Strategic Regeneration Framework
  • Making plans to reuse the many vacant but significant buildings
  • Using design to develop new, contemporary structures
  • How exceptional planning helps attract local, national and international investors
  • Involving citizens and businesses in the design and regeneration process
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY - BRISTOL

    Sandra Fryer

    Sandra Fryer, Head of Sustainable Development, Bristol City Council

  • Vision of a sustainable Bristol
  • Aiming for Sustainable Communities
  • Building community and wider stakeholder consensus
  • Enaging the designers and deliverers
  • Creating excellent design solutions for suburban locations
  • Best practice in sustainable construction
    Dreams to reality
  • 14:40 A QUALITY ENVIRONMENT

    Roger Lawes

    Roger Lawes, Head of Performance, Environment Department, Hampshire County Council

  • Assessing the environmental impact of all regeneration and development policies, plans, and programmes
  • The importance of considering the impact of new development on all natural resources
  • New uses for spent resources: Hampshire’s Material Resources Strategy and Natural Resources Initiative
  • Developing area wide strategies
  • Our long term goals and progress to date
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    Peter Lehmann

    Peter Lehmann, Chairman, Energy Saving Trust

  • Energy Efficiency Best Practice
  • The UK’s target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions
  • The Government’s Energy White Paper
  • Importance of joined-up action across the building industry, clients and developers
  • Helping developers and building professionals to design a new generation of low carbon buildings
  • Refurbishing existing stock to ensure lower carbon emissions
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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