Urban Design Autumn School
6th & 7th October 2016


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

UCA Canterbury School of Architecture
New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

Organised by Design South East and the MA Urban Design course at UCA Canterbury, 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.

The KENT DESIGN event 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
• Chris Lamb, Design South East
• Adrian Penfold, British Land
• Stephen Proctor, Proctor Matthews Architects
• Steven Smith, Urban Narratives
• 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 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 by visiting
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

Booking details for UCA students:
There will be a limited number of places for MA Urban Design and Master of Architecture students. Please contact Gabor Stark, Course Leader MA Urban Design,