This training in urban design and design quality is for elected members in local authorities and is especially suited to those on the Planning and Development Control committee. The aim of this course is to equip members with important information and principles that can help them make informed decisions they are confident about.
A programme of 2 hour sessions may include: Introduction to Urban Design; Judging design quality – urban design appraisal; Economics of Development; Community participation; Housing design.
A one-day training workshop suitable for local authority decision makers who are dealing with new development in historical areas.
Building in Context is a national training programme developed by English Heritage, CABE (now Design Council CABE) and Kent Architecture Centre and delivered in this region by Northern Architecture. It is designed to support decision makers who are dealing with new development in historical areas.
Course content includes: Why Design Matters presentation; Designing in Context: Case Study; Building in Context principles; Skills for recognising site issues; Identifying site issues; A site visit.
A way to assess the quality of proposed or new housing schemes in your area.
Suitable for community groups, design reference groups or local authority elected members in areas of regeneration with proposed or completed housing developments.
Building for Life is an assessment criteria widely used in the public sector to judge the design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods. Within each local authority in the region there is a trained Building for Life Assessor. However, the principles are very accessible and the scheme encourages lay people to use the assessment criteria to informally assess and understand new or proposed housing in their local area.
This one-day or three evenings course covers an introduction to the Building for Life criteria, a site visit to apply the criteria and learn how to conduct a Building for Life assessment and a guide to scoring and providing evidence for your assessment.
For more information on our design training programmes contact Carol on 0191 260 2191 or email@example.com