Place Identity
In-House Training

Reinforcing local distinctiveness remains a high priority under the National Planning Policy Framework. However, defining what this is can prove problematic for both developers and planners. In this recently developed workshop, the qualities of place that define local distinctiveness are identified. Participants learn how to develop the critical awareness and analytical skills to assist in making good design decisions and inform negotiations based on a robust methodology. The immediate townscape around the workshop venue forms the basis for the development of the skills and methods. Interactive sessions offer the opportunity to work together and learn how to communicate the complex and subtle elements that define place and local distinctiveness. By the end of the session, participants will have formulated a methodology that will assist in the analysis of a locality and gained skills that can be transferred to any context. Although aimed primarliy at local authority planners, this workshop will also be of benefit to project managers, highways designers and others involved in urban regeneration and housing development.


For further information / how to book

If you are interested in in-house training please contact Angela Holmes. She will be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide outline programmes for you to consider. We are also happy to consider designing bespoke/tailored workshops for individual clients, although in some cases this may involve an additional cost. When you are ready to take things further we can provide a written proposal and check presenter availability.

Please note that all enquiries are without obligation.

Comments From Previous Attendees

It helped to focus my mind on what can make a place different or unique to another place and how even the smallest detail can help achieve this

Andrew Byrne
Sevenoaks District Council

I now have a better understanding of Place Identity and how to implement some of the ideas that Tim has shared with us

Mike Holmes
Sevenoaks District Council