Introducing Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a series of online 1hr briefing events for 2021/22

The 15 Minute Neighbourhood concept aims to provide for the daily needs of residents within a 15-minute walk or cycle. It has gained huge popularity over the past 18 months, with cities from Paris to Melbourne citing it as a major policy initiative. But what does it mean in practice and how can towns in Kent employ the concept to create sustainable, healthy, and high-quality places? This briefing session will explore the concept, with practical advice on how it can be implemented.


  • Understand the main elements of the 15 Minute Neighbourhood concept
  • Explore how the concept could be applied to existing areas and new developments in Kent

Online Learning events are designed for public and private sector practitioners with limited or some knowledge and experience of the topic, and those who would like to refresh or build on their existing knowledge.

The Online Learning event will include:

  • a live speaker presentation and Q&A
  • a member only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, presentations and other documentation for further reading

Delivered by:

Julia Thrift, Director, Healthier Placemaking, Town and Country Planning Association
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 9th November 2021
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm (Login opens from 12:15pm)
Format: Interactive online via Zoom

Booking details

Kent Design member organisations:

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There will be an opportunity for further delegates to view a recording of the webinar.

Kent/Medway local authority members: Please ensure all bookings are requested through your key contact or representative. If you do not know who that is, please email: and we will let you know.

Online platforms:

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  Prior to registering please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and the latest version of Zoom.

Once you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email with further details on how to join the session. A programme will follow within 1 week prior to the event date. Kent Design Members also have access to the online resource library area where you will be able to download copies of presentations, any additional material for further reading, and a link to the webinar recording to share with your colleagues (within your organisation only). The resource login details will be shared at the end of this event, along with a short feedback survey.

Non-Kent Design members:

Free places are available to non-members of Kent Design. Register for your place at this 1hr Webinar here, no later than 4pm on Monday 8th November 2021.

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