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CABE Urban Design Summer School

Subscribe to RSS RSSThursday, 8th July, 2010

A number of events taking place during the CABE urban design summer school (11-14 July)will be open to our colleagues from around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Join the summer school delegates to explore the latest thinking on the design and delivery of better places.

Each event costs £20 (breakfast/supper included) or you can book all four for £60 (including VAT). Places are limited, so book now. E-mail info@udss.org.uk or call 0121 633 9333.

Kathryn Moore: Overlooking the Visual Monday
12 July, 9-9.45am (breakfast included: from 7.30am)
Aston Business School Conference Centre, Birmingham B4 7ET
Do you need a special way of thinking to design great places and spaces? Is design just subjective? Can anyone learn how to do it? Where do design concepts come from? Drawing on examples from around the world, Kathryn will talk about how the design process works. Kathryn is professor of landscape architecture at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

Gyda Grendstad: street and highway design, new approaches from Norway
Tuesday 13 July
, 9?9.45am (breakfast included: from 7.30am)
Aston Business School Conference Centre, Birmingham B4 7ET
For the last 17 years, Gyda has been employed by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Her main focus has been research and development, and the road design manuals. She is presently employed in the management staff of the Road Director with special responsibility for environmentally friendly transport.

Richard Simmons and Steve Quartermain: can we still afford design quality?
Tuesday 13 July
, 7?9.30pm (buffet supper included)
Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2LP
Steve Quartermain is Chief Planner at the Department of Communities and Local Government, Richard Simmons is Chief Executive of CABE. They will provide a crucial and timely perspective on how we can continue to work to ensure quality in the built environment in an era of austerity and political and regulatory change.

Alan Simpson: delivering quality towns and cities
Wednesday 14 July
, 9?9.45am (breakfast included: from 7.30am)
Aston Business School Conference Centre, Birmingham B4 7ET
Professor Alan Jackson Simpson has worked across the UK, Europe and the world, with government agencies, universities, community and business groups, on critical social, economic and environmental urban planning and urban design issues. Alan led the creation, growth and application of the Yorkshire Urban Renaissance and Town Team programmes. He will draw on this experience to show how public, private and community organisations can work together to make urban design ideas a reality.

MADE is leading the 2010 CABE urban design summer school.  E-mail jo@made.org.uk or visit the MADE website www.made.org.uk.