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Charrettes – best practice for 21st Century Placemaking

March 6, 2019 @ 18:15 - 20:30 GMT

The Academy of Urbanism is supporting this event by The Urban Design Group

Jane Jacobs famously wrote:

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

But how can communities most effectively participate in shaping the places they call home? First conceived in the United States in the fifties and mainstreamed by the American Institute of Architects R/UDAT programme in the sixties, hundreds if not thousands of co-design Charrettes processes have subsequently been held around the world to bring communities genuinely into the heart of planning and placemaking. Despite the demonstrable benefits, there are still many architects and planners who lack the confidence and expertise to collaborate with the public effectively.

This event will bring together four speakers highly experienced in Charrette and community engagement processes to consider these critical issues.

Chaired by Charles Campion, Partner at JTP and author of 20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking (RIBA Publishing, 2018) and shortlisted for National Urban Design Award.

Speakers include:

Lynne Ceeney, Sustainable Built Environment Expert, Lytton Consulting

Nick Taylor AoU, The Piece Hall, Halifax

Dr Husam Al Waer AoU, Senior Lecturer at University of Dundee

Tom Perry, Head of Cities Programme, Design Council

Others to be confirmed.

The event will take place at JTP’s new London studio in Wapping.



March 6, 2019
18:15 - 20:30 GMT
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JTP Studios
Unit 5 The Rum Warehouse, Pennington Street
London, London E1W 2AP United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7017 1780
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Urban Design Group
020 7250 0892
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