Summary: Brighton & Hove City Charrette – 20th March 2017

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On 20th March 2017, around 80 people debated 10 critical issues for the future of Brighton and Hove. After hearing from 4 speakers, participants worked in facilitated groups, exploring the challenges the city faced and collaborating on solutions. … [Continue reading]

Kent Design Study Tour: Bow to Barking – 30th March 2017

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As part of the Kent Design programme we led a study tour around East London looking at medium to high density housing. Focusing on a range of issues such as housing typologies, public realm design and integration of mixed uses, we explored how such … [Continue reading]

Study Tour: Building at Density: learning from London

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With ambitious housing targets and concern over the loss of countryside, there is a strong case for considering higher density housing development in Kent and Medway. However, previous poor practice has led to suspicion of ‘non-traditional’ … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove City Charrette

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On Monday March 20th we will be hosting a charrette to help shape the thinking about the future of Brighton & Hove. We will be joining leaders and influencers in the City, the Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council, members of the … [Continue reading]

Whose job is it anyway: a question of leadership?

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Quality of place matters; it provides the structure through which communities grow and it strengthens local economies. The transformation of places as different as Sheffield and Cambridge show that leaders manage to deliver quality despite limited … [Continue reading]

Conference: Maximising the Heritage and Culture Potential of Place

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Kent has rich historic and cultural environments that are important assets but are we doing enough to creatively manage them and to maximise the heritage potential for inward investment and building visitor economies? As in many places, Kent … [Continue reading]

Margate Arts, Culture & Heritage (MACH) Conference

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Culture-led Placemaking in Margate and a future vision for Creative Thanet After years of challenge, Margate has become the envy of seaside resorts around the country, not only for its flagship place-making projects but also for the vibrancy of … [Continue reading]

Meet our new Team Member – Huw Trevorrow

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Huw joins us as a design advisor, with a background in urban design and architecture. Previously he worked at Publica, a London based public realm and urban design company, working on a range of public and private sector projects, including a … [Continue reading]

More Faversham

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Design South East has been commissioned by Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council to help the people of Faversham map out a vision and ideas for the future of their historic town. Design South East staff, supported by members of our expert … [Continue reading]

Growing demand for Design Training

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Faced with the challenge of accommodating growth and facing applications for major housing developments in the landscape and higher density in urban areas, demand for our design training is growing. Local authority capacity is at a premium, so our … [Continue reading]