The Knowledge Exchange Network is exactly as the name suggests; an opportunity for experienced officers and practitioners to get together to share best practice, shout about the successes and strategise the challenges – only this time online!

Bringing together planning, regeneration and highways officers and practitioners working on major urban developments, this session will revisit some of the schemes showcased at last year’s Knowledge Exchange network, prompting discussions around the future shape of town centres – given the current pandemic and post-pandemic thinking – with like-minded professionals.


Speakers include:

Simon Hookway, Gravesham Borough Council
Duncan Berntsen, Medway Council
Keith Longley, Dartford Borough Council

Time: 09:15-10:30 (login from 09:05)
Date: Thursday 05 November 2020
Location: Online – via Zoom


Booking details: 

This online learning programme is available to Kent Design member organisations. 

In order to make the webinars more manageable we are limiting the number of participants. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 2 places per member organisation. However, there will be an opportunity for further delegates  to view a recording of the webinar and participate in the independent study.  So feel free to provide additional names beyond the 2 places per member 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 KPOG 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) 
  • Organisation 
  • Email address of delegate(s) 
  • Confirmation the delegate(s) can access Zoom through a work or personal. device

Online platforms:

Once you have successfully secured a place on this online learning programme you will receive a Zoom invitation to the webinars plus as password for the Kent Design Members Resource library. 

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  We appreciate there might be a small number of members who are unable to access Zoom, so please do let us know if you’re unable to participate and let us know  which platform(s) you do have access to.  We will do our best to help you participate. 

Non-Kent Design members:
There are a limited number of places available to non-members. Prices are £45+VAT per person and must be booked online here. Online booking will open on Monday 26th October.

To find out about other Kent Design events and membership please visit: 


Image credit: Mill Pond, Dartford_Dartford Borough Council