Kent Design Masterclass: Designing for Local Character in Changing Places

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Meeting housing targets and driving growth can often mean drastically altering the character of an existing place. Across Kent and Medway, intense town centre development and large urban extensions are bringing new life to towns and villages. However, this scale of change can be disruptive to local character and be challenging for communities.

This online masterclass will explore the concept of local character, how new development can reflect it and when it is appropriate to have a break in character. Learn from case studies in Kent, Cambridge and London how to define and plan for local character, what planning tools are available and how design codes can secure local character. This masterclass will be useful for planners, architects, urban designers and elected members. 



Joanne Preston - Principal Urban Designer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Matthias Wunderlich - Director, Urban Initiatives Studio
Caroline Dommett - Senior Associate, BPTW


Key Details

  • Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30 am
  • Format: Online via Zoom


Booking Details

Kent Design members: For a members free booking code please check with your Key Contact or email us at: [email protected]

Non-members: £65.00 pp + VAT.

The following organisations will be attending:

Ashford Borough Council / Barratt David Wilson Homes / Barton Willmore, now Stantec / BPTW / Clague Architects / Corstorphine + Wright Architects / Dartford Borough Council / Hazle McCormack Young LLP / Hyas Associates / Maidstone Borough Council / Medway Council / Metropolitan Workshop / Mid-Sussex District Council / OnArchitecture Ltd / Offset Architects / Rother District Council / Sevenoaks District Council / Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council  / West Kent Housing Association / Weston Homes Plc


Image credit: Housing Design Awards

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Via Zoom®
Wed 8th Feb 2023
9:30am GMT
120 mins