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, key takeaways, and 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:

To make sure our webinars are manageable we are limiting the number of participants. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 4 places per member organisation. However, there will be an opportunity for further delegates to view a recording of the webinar.  So, feel free to provide additional names and we will be in touch to let them know how they can participate.

Kent/Medway local authority members: Please ensure all bookings are made through your key contact or representative who will be able to book places at this event on your behalf. If you do not know who that is, please email: and we will let you know.

To book, please email the central Kent Design email address:  with the following details:

  • Name of delegate(s)
  • Role/Job title
  • Organisation
  • Email address of delegate(s)
  • Confirmation the delegate(s) can access Zoom through a work or personal device

Online platforms:

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

Once you have successfully secured a place on this online learning event you will receive a booking confirmation email, followed by a Zoom link and programme details 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 survey.

Non-Kent Design members:

There are a limited number of places available to non-members. The cost of individual places is £10+VAT per person. Online booking will be available in early October 2021.

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