Evening Talk: Neighbourhood Planning: for sustainable development, 12 March, 6.30pm

12 Mar 2012

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Date: 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 Booking: 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 ‘Can 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 ‘Partnering Perspectives - the role of local people and professionals in delivering neighbourhood design'. Calling onà‚ the centre's experience of working withà‚ local communities Robert will explain how the managed use of high level professional expertise can get the best from local volunteer and community resources.à‚  Exploring howà‚ pairing the two outlooks and approaches can enhance each other and lead to high quality, locally responsive design/planning solutions.à‚  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 ‘raising 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.

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