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Urban Design Foundations Course (Online + in-person Skills Session) with 7 events

This Urban Design Foundations Course is for local authority planning officers to upskill in urban design and sustainability in a way that fits in to busy schedules. However, it will also be of interest to anyone in the industry with an interest in urban design. It has been developed for the Kent Design learning programme, which is created and delivered by Design South East. However, the content is also relevant to those outside of Kent and a number of places are available for external learners to join. On completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate. What you will learnBy the end of the course, attendees will:Understand the fundamentals of urban design concepts and terminology.Understand the principles of masterplanning and responding to local context.Understand and practice how to analyse a site and design spatial solutions using urban design techniques.Feel more confident engaging and negotiating with other professionals in conversations about urban design.Feel better able to assess design in planning applications. FormatThe course will take place from September to December 2022 and comprise five online learning events and one in-person urban design skills session. Each event includes practical, interactive sessions to put ideas into practice. Attendees will be given resources and short assignments to complete between events (don't worry, nothing too time consuming!). To sign up for only the online sessions, use this link: https://tixoom.app/designsoutheast/bundles/ccpxyov9Attendance at individual events is free for Kent Design members and priced per event for non-members. 

Urban Design Foundations Course (Online only) with 6 events

This Urban Design Foundations Course is for local authority planning officers to upskill in urban design and sustainability in a way that fits in to busy schedules. However, it will also be of interest to anyone in the industry with an interest in urban design.It has been developed for the Kent Design learning programme, which is created and delivered by Design South East. However, the content is also relevant to those outside of Kent and a number of places are available for external learners to join. On completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate. What you will learn By the end of the course, attendees will: Understand the fundamentals of urban design concepts and terminology. Understand the principles of masterplanning and responding to local context. Understand and practice how to analyse a site and design spatial solutions using urban design techniques. Feel more confident engaging and negotiating with other professionals in conversations about urban design. Feel better able to assess design in planning applications. Format The course will take place from September to December 2022 and comprise five core learning events, which are entirely online via Zoom. All events include presentations from expert speakers and interactive group exercises. Each event includes practical, interactive sessions to put ideas into practice. Attendees will be given resources and short assignments to complete between events (don't worry, nothing too time consuming!).  Note: To join the in-person urban design skills session too, sign up for the course using this link: https://tixoom.app/designsoutheast/bundles/6gu3ahftAttendance at individual events is free for Kent Design members and priced per event for non-members.