Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 5:45PM
Newcastle University, 3rd Floor - Claremont Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU, UK
Oliver Brown, DLA will be giving a talk covering the principles of landscape-led masterplanning as well as looking at some case studies.
Being able to recognise the significant qualities of a site and work with its gain and natural resources can lead to a plan which ensures tht a new development responds intelligently to the underlying landscape and environmental systems.
Rivers and water networks, local climate, geology, landform and habitats all need to be considered. Other factors include local character and identity, transport and pedestrian connections, utilities and buildt form.
To realise the land's full potential in the short and long term, masterplanning should address the full range of socieconomic isssues, from heritage to investment opportunities. This ensures the chosen design solutions work for new and existing communities, the economy and the environment.
Register now as limited places!