On Thursday 9 May at 6.30-8.30pm, the Urban Design Group are running
Creating Neighbourhoods not Housing Estates: What’s going wrong and how to put things right
JTP, Unit 5, The Rum Warehouse, Pennington Street, London E1W 2AP
Most housing today is delivered by major house builders as housing estates rather than as balanced development. The practical problems have been well publicised, including poor location leading to car dependency, the vehicle-oriented design of streets, and a value engineering approach that eliminates many of the features that humanise an urban area.
But the problems go far wider, with housing areas characterised by poor social mix, loneliness, declining local facilities and communities divided by age, ethnicity, ability, gender and wealth.
What can be done to create housing areas where neighbourliness, friendliness and happiness grow and grow?
Chaired by Leo Hammond – Urban Design Group & LSH
Introduction: Creating Neighbourhoods not Housing Estates
Noha Nasser, Mela Social Enterprise
Government’s Housing Policy: the future
Jenny Thomas, MHCLG
Urban Mending – Case Study: Dover Court, Islington
Tricia Patel, PTE
From hostile high-rise to homes for humans – Case Study: Lenton and Radford, Nottingham
Clare San Martin, JTP
Cany Ash, Ash Sakula
Housing design – from councillor’s subjective perspectives to objective assessment
Professor Matthew Carmona, Place Alliance
Good design is an economic issue
David Rudlin, URBED and Academy of Urbanism
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