Green places. Green lives: how do we green up our streets and create new places more sustainably?
A panel session at the Labour Party Conference discussing:
- How can more urban greenery and tree planting play a greater role in regenerating our towns and cities? What are the public health benefits?
- Why are there fewer trees in less prosperous places? Can we plant street trees to achieve biodiversity net gain?
- What can councils do now? What policy options are available to a future Labour government?
- What other options are available to create new homes and places more sustainably?
Tuesday 10th October | register here
Beauty strikes back: can traditionally-designed places help people, prosperity and planet?
A panel session at the Conservative Party Conference discussing:
- What are the relationships between traditional architecture and urbanism with mitigating climate change and social and cultural challenges?
- How can we build enough homes? Where?
- Why do so many oppose new homes? Why is confidence so low in the quality of new places?
- Can beauty and traditional places improve prosperity and housebuilding?
Tuesday 3rd October | register here
Sherborne Urban Design summer School
We’re delighted to announce the launch our first summer school. It will be held in the beautiful setting of Sherborne School, in the heart of the market town of Sherborne in Dorset, for three days, from 10th to 12th July 2023.
Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th July | reserve a place here
Sad Streets: neuroscience and the architecture of inflammation
In our next online event we speak to author and neuroscientist Colin Ellard (University of Waterloo), and neuroarchitectural researcher Cleo Valentine (Cambridge University) on new developments in the field of 'neuroarchitecture', a relatively young discipline making big steps towards understanding how our minds interact with the built environment.
This webinar will focus on the relationship between the places that surround us and their impact on our mental and physical wellbeing, with fascinating new research uncovering important lessons for the future of architecture and urban design. Cleo and Colin will be joined by Samuel Hughes, and Create Streets director Nicholas Boys Smith.
Monday 15 May | reserve a place here
Design Coding for the English Street
Create Streets’ Deputy Director, David Milner, and Senior Architectural Designer, Robert Kwolek, will be teaching a course at Oxford University April 20-21, 2023. The course, Design Coding for the English Street, explains the concept of design codes and gives practical advice about how to create successful codes. Run over two days, sessions will include the theory and purpose of design codes, discussions on the historic characteristics of English built environments from built form and building types to street design and layouts and strategies for successful community engagement to create provably popular codes. The second day consists of a walking tour and a practical design coding workshop.
The course will be delivered in a hybrid format. The first day is being offered for both in-person and online participants. The second day is offered for in-person participants only.
Thursday 20 April - Friday 21 April | reserve a place here
Beauty Strikes Back: The new fight for great places
The urbanism movement is evolving. Building on the successes of new traditional urbanists and architects since the 1980s, this movement is organising itself with a renewed agenda and a vigorous push by architects, urban designers, writers and advocates to restore beauty to our cities for the good of planet, people and prosperity.
Wednesday 22nd November | reserve a place here
'Dare to Draw' Course
A one day drawing course is aimed primarily at town planners, urban designers or students in these fields who have little or no hand drawing experience.
Create Streets’ offices in central London at 81 Lambeth Walk SE11 6DX
Saturday 12th November 2022 - Full
Engaging wide, engaging Deep: A breakfast roundtable
What does the new NPPF mean for design codes, digital planning and community engagement in planning and development?
February 24th, 2022 @ 8:30 am
Sponsored by Instinctif.
Webinar: Culture in crisis - Destruction, preservation or evolution?
Retaining the spirit of place in post-conflict communities: lessons from Iraq and Libya
What does the future hold for Middle East’s and North Africa’s historic towns and cities? Conflict over the last 20 years, and particularly following the 2011 uprisings, has done huge harm to some towns. At the same time, others that are being ‘modernised’ are at risk of making similar errors to those made in Europe and North America in the twentieth century. Is another, better future possible? Includes a private video tour of beautiful hilltop town of Amedi in Iraq
June 1st, 2021 @ 5pm to 6pm
Jointly with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the World Monuments Fund
Webinar: Breathe Free - how can we clean the air in Britain’s towns and cities?
Increasingly people are realising that just because you cannot see pollution, it does not mean it is not there. The genie is out of the bottle. Air in British towns and cities is too polluted and this is killing people. How can we fix this whilst supporting economic prosperity? And how will the politics of clean air evolve in the years to come?
March 25th, 2021 @ 6pm to 7pm
Sponsored by Transition Network, University of Birmingham and the Institute for Global Innovation.
Webinar: Digital Planning - Big news or hot air?
With a reformed planning system on the horizon, there is an opportunity to introduce innovation that can have lasting impact. This session will ask what are the opportunities and risks of a more digital approach to planning. How can local authorities and developers respond to the opportunity?
March 22nd, 2021 @ 6pm to 7pm
Sponsored by Instinctif Partners
Webinar: Design Codes Do's and Don'ts
The National Model Design Code and the Planning for the Future White Paper have set a clear ambition for design codes to play a greater role in ensuring quality, certainty and community consent for development. What will this mean in practice? What are some of the opportunities, advantages and risks?
February 24th, 2021 @ 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Sponsored by Countryside
Replay the video of the event here
Creating Communities Conference 2020
Places beyond a pandemic
September 21st to 23rd, 2020
co-organised with Onward
Webinar: Planning during a pandemic
A short term 'blip' or a long term change?
May 11th, 2020 @ 8:30 am
A joint BBBC / Create Streets event
Breakfast round table
February 4th, 2020 @ 8:00 am
A joint RTPI / Create Streets event
AECOM, 16th floor, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA
The National Design Guide: A vision for Building Beautifully Designed Homes
With Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
A joint Policy Exchange / Create Streets event
October 23rd, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Kindly hosted by Policy Exchange.
Clean air for all – tackling air pollution and creating cleaner environments
A Times + event
Times subscribers can book tickets here
July 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF
Creating Communities Conference
co-organised with Onward
February 21st, 2019 @ 8:15am
U+I, 7A Howick Place, London Victoria
Kindly sponsored by U+I, Lightwood, CCN, Hydrock, Rilke Homes and JTP.