AboutDate: Monday 12 March 2012
Time: Drinks from 6.30pm, talk from 7 to 8pm
Venue: The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Speakers: The Glass-House Community Led Design, Kent Architecture Centre and MADE
Tickets: £5 / £3 for students & concessions, inc. a glass of wine
This is the third in a series of Architecture Centre Network talks exploring community engagement in the built environment.
Sophia de Sousa, Chief Executive of The Glass-House Community Led Design will focus on âCan community led design enhance sustainability?' With the emerging Localism Act, there are both new opportunities and challenges for community engagement and leadership in planned development and regeneration. She will explore how community led design and planning can support locally informed, inclusive and creative steps toward a more sustainable built environment.
Robert Offord, Planner & Urban Designer, Kent Architecture Centre will present on âPartnering Perspectives - the role of local people and professionals in delivering neighbourhood design'. Calling onàÂ the centre's experience of working withàÂ local communities Robert will explain how the managed use of high level professional expertise can get the best from local volunteer and community resources.àÂ Exploring howàÂ pairing the two outlooks and approaches can enhance each other and lead to high quality, locally responsive design/planning solutions.àÂ He will illustrate the benefits of this approach with reference to current projects with Design Council Cabe and local communities across the South East.
David Tittle, Chief Executive of MADE will explain MADE's approach to working with communities under the banner of âraising aspirations for people and place'. He will describe some projects they are currently delivering with support from Design Council CABE, the Skills Funding Agency and Locality.