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


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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. 


The 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/ccpxyov9

Attendance at individual events is free for Kent Design members and priced per event for non-members. 

Kent Design Urban Design School (Day 1): Introduction to Urban Design
Via Zoom®
20th Sep 2022
10:00 AM
Kent Design Urban Design School (Day 2): Design Skills
In person
26th Sep 2022
10:00 AM
Kent Design Masterclass: Sustainable and Low Carbon Design Principles
Via Zoom®
18th Oct 2022
9:30 AM
Kent Design Masterclass: Small Sites Intensification
Via Zoom®
8th Nov 2022
9:30 AM
Kent Design Masterclass: Masterplanning Large Sites
Via Zoom®
22nd Nov 2022
9:30 AM
Kent Design Masterclass: Viability and the Development Process Demystified
Via Zoom®
6th Dec 2022
9:30 AM
Urban Design Foundations Course Wrap-Up
Via Zoom®
9th Dec 2022
9:30 AM
Via Zoom & in person
7 events included