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Reinforcing good design principles on small to medium scale developments

09 October 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM / National / South West England / Online

09 October 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

This webinar forms part of our RTPI Online series and is brought to you by RTPI South West

The recent ‘Planning for the future white paper’ includes a number of proposals in creating ‘beautiful’ places with a vision that will require a “step change in the design skills available to local planning authorities”. This webinar led by Darren Beer of Focus on Design will be a great opportunity to understand:

  • The role of the designer - The approach, process and brief
  • Why good design is important?
  • How to identify site characteristics & context analysis
  • What makes a difference in terms of placemaking – urban form, materials and detailing
  • Is Replicating or referencing existing characters of areas ‘required’ or are alternative approaches successful?

Darren will also illustrate his talk with a number of South West region case studies highlighting how placemaking and ‘good and beautiful’ design was achieved.


Please note that although the event is going 'back to basics' and the content/pitch of the webinar tailored for early to mid career planners, this is still a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge and skills.

Please book your place following the online booking prompts below. You will then be sent information on how to join the webinar a week before the event.

The webinar platform that we use is GoTo Webinar. You may want to check with your IT department whether you are able to access this. Otherwise you may want to prepare to join using a personal device. The webinar platform is suitable for smartphones/tablets if that is an option for you.