From 9.00am Thursday 6 until 5.00pm Friday 7 October 2016

University for the Creative Arts, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AN

The Urban Design Autumn School offers amazing learning opportunities with some of the UK’s leading practitioners. Using Canterbury as a test bed to speculate about the extension of the city beyond its existing urban perimeter, the intensive 2-day event will develop your skills and knowledge required to face the challenges of planning and designing for
substantial growth in historically and ecologically sensitive contexts.

A KENT DESIGN event, organised by Design South East and the MA Urban Design course at UCA Canterbury will introduce you to the latest strategies in creating well designed, specific, robust and sustainable places through the 2-day programme.

Working in small groups with leading urban design practitioners, you will be coached in developing your own design proposals, taking into account the historical and infrastructural context of the site, landscape patterns, urban design principles, public spaces, and building typologies.

By the end of the event you will be able to:
• Understand the challenges of developing urban areas beyond their current perimeters
• Analyse the site and its context
• Develop a strategic vision and concept for the site
• Gain the visual 2D and 3D design skills to communicate your ideas
• Present your ideas to peers and public audiences

Confirmed speakers, tutors and critics include:
Will Alsop, UCA, aLL Design
Cany Ash, Ash Sakula
Joanne Cave, David Lock Associates
Nick Lee Evans, Lee Evans Partnership
Guy Holloway, Guy Holloway Architects
Adrian Penfold, British Land
Stephen Proctor, Proctor Matthews Architects
David Rudlin, URBED
Gabor Stark, UCA, MA Urban Design

More practitioners will be confirmed soon.

The Urban Design Autumn School offers outstanding networking opportunities and includes a keynote lecture, dinner and overnight accommodation on the Thursday evening, You will be based in the studios of the Canterbury School of Architecture and you will stay at a hotel near the campus.

Booking details for Kent Design members

In delivering the Urban Design Autumn School we continue to provide great training and value for money to our members: a cornerstone of our appeal. However, hosting a residential 2-day course incurs costs over and above those associated with the normal training provision included in members packages. To ensure we can offer great value the price for members is £150 plus VAT which includes accommodation and dinner on Thursday evening and lunch on both days. To book a place members should email Kent Design or call us on 01634 401166.

Booking details for non Kent Design members

The programme is open to everyone and places can be booked online here.  The price is £250 plus VAT and this includes all tuition, accommodation and dinner on Thursday evening and lunch on both days. Alternatively, if you would like to
find out how your organisation can become a member of Kent Design, please call Design South East on 01634 401166 or email