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Design Quality in Neighbourhood Planning

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Offices of HCA, 5 St Phillip's Place, Birmingham
£60 for RTPI members, £72 for non-members (less when purchased as part of a season ticket)
£24 for the unwaged & full-time students
RTPI West Midlands





A morning seminar, followed by lunch, focussing on how planners and architects engage and communicate with local communities on design quality.

The seminar will explore:

  • How we define, understand and articulate what design quality is and why it is important
  • How we communicate and engage with communities regarding design quality
  • How we harness local opportunity and openness to change or address attitudes of  conservatism and subjective preferences of taste and style


Colin Haylock, RTPI President

"The role and contribution of the planner in achieving design quality"

Stephen Hodder, RIBA President Elect

"The role and contribution of the architect in achieving design quality"

Tom Lonsdale, PlaceCraft

"Community activists should know their place"

Louise Wyman, HCA

"The challenges in enabling a community to understand design quality"

Richard Guise, Context4D

"Achieving design quality through better communication between communities, planners and

Chair Michael Vout, RTPI West Midlands Urban Design Forum and Telford & Wrekin Council