In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the TCPA have decided to postponed our upcoming seminars and conferences. However, we’re hard at work to find alternative ways of bringing our content to you. In particular, we’re investing in webinar software to enable us to get our conference schedule back up and running as soon as possible! Related to this, we’re trying to see this as an opportunity to explore new ways of communicating about our work; from podcasts to online workshops. Please check this page regularly for updates on our events schedule.



12:30   Registration

A light lunch will be available


13:00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Fiona Howie, Chief Executive, TCPA


13:05   National design guide – guidance for beautiful, enduring and successful places

Andy von Bradsky RIBA FRSA, Head of Architecture, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


13:25   Findings from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Mary Parsons, TCPA Chair and Group Director, Placemaking & Regeneration, Places for People


13:45   Co-designing high quality places with communities

John Lewis, Executive Director Thamesmead, Peabody


14:00   Q&A


14:20   Coffee break


14:45   Coherent design patterns at Great Western Park, Didcot

Cathie Scotting, Major Applications Team Leader, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils


15:00   Leading the quality agenda in Ebbsfleet

Simon Harrison, Head of Design, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation


15:15   Designing high quality green public spaces at Beaulieu, Chelmsford

Speaker tbc


15:30   Q&A


15:50   Closing remarks from the Chair and networking


16:00   Seminar end

Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) members.

Check here to check if you qualify for the NCG or TCPA Member rate.

This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

Please note that it is not necessary to be registered on the site in order to complete your booking. Just enter your name and email address when completing the purchase to become registered automatically.

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