Meeting housing targets and driving growth can often mean drastically altering the character of an existing place. Across Kent and Medway, intense town centre development and large urban extensions are bringing new life to towns and villages. However, this scale of change can be disruptive to local character and be challenging for communities.

This online masterclass will explore the concept of local character, how new development can reflect it and when it is appropriate to have a break in character.

Speakers & Facilitators


Joanne Preston – Principal Urban Designer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Matthias Wunderlich – Director, Urban Initiatives Studio
Caroline Dommett – Senior Associate, BPTW

Key Details

  • Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30 am
  • Format: Online via Zoom

Booking Details


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There are a limited number of places available to non-members. The cost of individual places is £65+Vat pp.




Image credit: Paintworks Bristol – Housing Design Awards