6.20 Expert Panel Presentations – 4 minutes each
Global Urban Design Framework
Mobility and inclusion
Neighbourliness and social inclusion
Noha Nasser, Mela
Rachel Toms, Public Health England
Loretta von der Tann, UCL
Strategic Urban Design & Skills
Katja Stille, Tibbalds Planning and Design
Places, Streets and Movement
John Dales, Urban Movement
SuDS & Water Sensitive Urban Design
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA (Construction Information Research and Information Association)
Jim Smith, Trees and Design Action Group, & Forestry Commission
Using the space under our towns and cities
Liz Reynolds, URBEN and Think Deep UK
7.20 Workshop session
Are there common objectives for towns and cities?
What are the main barriers?
What needs to be done to overcome them?
Specifically, what can professionals do?
The objective of this event is to discuss how to move towards a system for the planning, design, engineering and management of towns and cities that works well together, and works consistently towards high level objectives, such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, central government policies and statutory duties on issues such as climate change, human rights and equality.
- How can technical standards be drawn up so that they don’t conflict with each other or block high-level policies, visions, and masterplans?
- How can urgent objectives for improving public health, or adapting to and preventing climate change be translated into action?
- How can decision making by different sections of public authorities be made consistent?
- What funding systems are needed to encourage great design and liveability?
- How can local authorities be encouraged to make the essential updates to their guidance and standards necessary to align with current central government policies and statutory duties?
- How can professionals be provided with a work environment that gives them the freedom to deliver up-to-date best practice that puts people first?